The ABC Along 2006

The ABC Along 2006

A was for Amy
B was for Boob Cake
C was for Cader Idris/Cregennan
D was for Dinosaur
E was for Epstein-Barr
F was for Faux-suede boots
G was for Greenhouse
H was for Holly and Hedera
I was for Icons and Ice
J was for Journals
K was for Knitting!
L was for Lorna’s Laces Lotus Blossom
M was for Malta
N was for Northumberland
O was for Orange
P was for Pennines
Q was for Quill
R was for Rose
S was for Statistics and science
T was for Towels
U was for Urea
V was for Valetta
W was for Writing
X was for X-ray
Y was for Yarn
Z was for Zygote

This was fun! Thanks to Anne for hosting this ABC Along. See you in the new year!

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Z is for

Z is for

Zygote. What’s a zygote, I hear you ask? Well, it’s two fused gametesobviously!

zygote
Early-stage zygote sketch by moi.

I thought this was a particularly fitting final entry for my ABC Along, because it represents the start of life at the beginning of a new year (ya know, the old alpha and omega whatsit). It’s also fitting because I’m now done and dusted with my biology degree. I am no longer an undergraduate. Eep.

I’m going to publish the full A to Z list for the ABC Along 2006 on the last day of this year, just to round things off nicely. There will also be at least one more FO to share before then, possibly two, or even three – ooh, I’m a tease!


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Y is for

Y is for

Yarn! OK, so it was pretty much a no-brainer for this knitter, but go with me.

Yarn yet to be:
yarn fibre
yarn fibre close up

Yarn I created:
yarn my handspun

Yarn (commercial) I dyed:
yarn hand dyed

The next “… is for …” entry will be the last. I’m sad sandstatic.
But look what 2Paw sent me:

from 2paw

I’m happy clapping


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X is for

X is for

X-RAY!

I’ve had several of these babies in my time; many times for my teeth and a couple for my hip. I was going to try and get hold of my x-rays, but I’m not sure you can actually do this. Instead, I provide you with how I would look if x-rayed by a child:

x ray skeleton
I’d still have pretty hair.

It’s a real shame that my MRI tomorrow isn’t a CT scan (MRIs aren’t x-rays, unfortunately). All jokes regarding looking for my brain and not finding it can be sent to …. laughingblue

ETA: Well, all of the electrons in my brain and neck have been well and truely messed with. There were a couple of hairy moments, but I managed it. Not the best thing that’s ever happened to me in a hospital, but not the worst! I’m now cream crackered and a little wobbly (in leg and lower lip) so there is now some serious resting in progress! I thought about knitting techniques whilst I was in the tube. Not surprising, really! Thanks for the good wishes.


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W is for

W is for

Writing.

Over the last seven years of my degree (results the week before Christmas) I’ve done a lot of writing. The result? A pad of hardened skin on the middle finger of my right hand.

W hands
Evidence of a hard life [snark]! You can see a difference (I promise) if you go to the Flickr page and have a peek at one of the larger photos. EDIT: I’ve now remembered to make the photos “public” as opposed to “private”. Oops!

The pad used to be bigger than this. I use computers much more than I used to, for example at primary and secondary school, and so it’s gone down.

My handwriting changes with my level of health and also with the type of pen I use. I have found it more ledgible with a fountain pen when compared to a ball point. Mid-way would be a pencil, but I tend to smudge it!

writing example
An example of my hand writing.

This entry is linked to “Q is for Quill“, in which I wax lyrical (not really) about fountain pens.


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