Hmm … ABC Wednesday has reached the letter ‘K‘ … not the easiest of letters, is it?Â Should I show you my knitting?
Pretty, isn’t it?Â The blue is the fastening strap for a greyhound coat, which I’m making to donate to a shelter, only now I have no dog to try it on I’m lost, and I don’t know how long to make it.
The other piece is a fuzzy scarf.Â I’m not a fast knitter, and I’ve been clacking away at these two things for over a year.
Well, alright, since you’re not impressed by my knitting, how about some kit?Â As in ‘drum’.
I’d like to tell you that it’s mine and I’m a secret and very skilled drummer, but it isn’t, and I’m not.Â This drum kit belongs to Son No. 2, who has no room for it in his house, so it sits there taking up all the space between the bed and the wall in our spare room.Â I hate to think what it would sound like if a guest fell out of bed one night.Â It’s a shame you don’t spell ‘cacophony’ with a ‘K‘!
Also hanging around in the spare room is this bunch of keys.
I’ve had them for so long that I can’t actually remember where they came from, but they’re rather nice, aren’t they? And they provide a little interest, hanging on a knob up there.Â Â I guess I have strange taste in home decor.Â Or perhaps I should say ‘stranger taste than you thought’!
Talking of keys reminds me of a picture I took from the inside of Alcatraz prison.Â It’s a bullet hole in a window, but I have always thought of it as a ‘keyhole‘ shot.
It’s a very forbidding place, and that bullet-hole was put there during a riot.Â It was clearly no kindergarten on that island.
Anyway.Â Let’s move on to something a little more fun.Â I’ll tell you what those keys remind me of, shall I?Â They’re so old-fashioned and heavy that they remind me of the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, ‘Dead Man’s Chest’.Â And guess who starred in those movies?
That’s right!Â A young woman called Keira Knightley!Â And here she is.
And, coincidentally, there HE is, too – the lovely Johnny Depp!Â I don’t care about that other guy.
Talking of Keira,Â here she is again, on a magazine alongside two other ‘K‘s, Katie and Kate – but don’t ask me what their surnames are, because I haven’t a clue!
I know who that guy is in the top right hand corner though.Â That’s Johnny.Â And wouldn’t we like to know his sexy secrets?Â But trust me, that magazine doesn’t give anything much away.Â Really.
Here’s one of my beautiful new knives.
I bet you’re wondering how on earth I got onto knives from the ‘K‘ ladies, aren’t you?Â Well, it’s simple. Â Johnny Depp up in the corner there reminds me of Jack Sparrow who had a very long knife indeed.Â Some might call it a sword, but when it comes down to it, it’s just a knife, is it not?Â Right then.Â Anyhow, the other day, OH went and bought me this complete set of Robert Welch knives to cheer me up.Â He knows the way to my heart, you see.Â If chocolate won’t do it, chances are a beautiful and very sharp knife will – and he bought me six of them!Â Each one is an object of beauty and elegance, and I love them.
The block even comes with its own sharpener.Â Isn’t that great?
And because I’m kind, and I know knives give some of you the creeps, I have saved you something pretty till last, to soothe your nerves.
These are ‘pirate treasure’ kilt pins.Â I made these for my friends one Christmas, but I forgot to save one for myself.Â I think I might need to make one just for me.