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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Still all quiet, but better

The sun is still definetely, out. Its still too hot without much air around which is the worst kind of heat for me. I have felt a bit better the past few days but thats only because I have been keeping myself busy.

This first picture is the nearly completed basketweave afghan that I have been making since February. It was shuvved in the cupboard for a few months because I got bored with it. I am just doing a few rows of single crochet in brown to compliment the cream aran and then its my last ufo of knitting.

The other picture is of my completed Lucy bag. I decided not to put buttons in the middle of the flowers because they would not be noticed amoungst the colours.

The next picture is of a rather daring project that I am practising. Its called 'Summit Shawl' from and its rather unusual as you can see. It looks really complicated but its not for an experienced knitter. It just takes a little concentration and once you do the first curve of each row, you pick it up really quickly.

Well, thats me done for now. Another week at work although I have booked a long weekend off and intend to try and stay positive those days too.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Sunny days, moody evenings

Yep, the sun is out, its warm and my plants in the garden are growing. I picked my second crop of strawberries last night and theres more to come. Picked up a ufo blanket the other night and have crocheted a fair bit but lost interest in it again.

My youngest son has his prom tonight and I have not been included in it except for money, and he has been out most evenings and spends most of his time out anyway. My eldest son has been house sitting and now has a new girlfriend so other than going to work, life is pretty miserable.

I watched a film called 'polyanna' the other day and the girl in the film said 'always find something to be glad about when something horrible happens'. Well, I am still thinking hard but not coming up with anything.

So its another quiet, miserable evening with no conversation, no laughter and completely exhausted.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Lucy Bag & Debbie's Wedding Bag

This is my version of the Lucy Bag from I made mine with DK acrylic yarn from Wilkinson Stores and 3.75mm hook. I am very pleased with it and it didnt take very long.

Its a sparkly aran black yarn from Upminster store and it crocheted really quickly.It is my own design and the pattern will be on ravelry soon.

Off to work

I get up each morning, go to work, come home, tidy up, kids are out most nights, walk the dog, do some crochet, go to bed. Dont even bother cooking dinner because theres no point.

Will post some pictures on here later of the Lucy Bag I have been making.

Saturday, 12 June 2010


Yes I have posted a warning as a title because I am going through a very rough time at the moment. Am not going to go into loads of detail but am grieving due to seperation from my husband of 21 years.

I have tried to put things into perspective lately but to no avail and the only positive thing in my life is my boys. If they were younger, they wouldnt notice my tears and depression but they are older now and so they just have to accept it too. They are such good boys and are good to both me and their Dad at the moment.

I am trying to stand on my own two feet and believe me, its not easy. Its one of the most difficult things I have had to deal with and its also a time when you know who your friends are.

The weirdest thing I have noticed at the moment is I have done nothing but clean and clean my house. Thats not weird really but I use to moan at my husband, 'can you do this, or do that for me' while I do dinner but now, i'm buzzing round like a bee. Its a strange feeling.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Lace Capelet Finished

Finished this capelet tonight. I wanted it for me but I dont feel like my chubby arms are covered enough so will probably put it on my stall at the end of the month. I just love this wool and am going to get some more but in black and an autumn colour.

Am off to bed tonight early cause have had a busy day at work and had loads of fun too.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Lace Capelet

I started this capelet a few days ago and am just enjoying it so much. I got the wool from a shop in Upminster, (rather posh shop) and it was £5.99 a ball but had over 400 yards of it. Its got metallic, mohair, acrylic and wool in the content so its a mixture of sorts but feels so soft and light. My vision is to wear it over a white t-shirt with a pair of jeans. I havent made anything for myself ever, so I hope it goes ok. I did cheat a little though. I casted on 240 stitches, knitted a few rows and then pulled them off the needle to see if it would go round me and it seems ok, so far.

I want to get it done as quick as I can because I need to get a bag done for a friend who is going to a wedding. She wants a crocheted black bag with glitzy bits on it, so keep your fingers crossed. If it goes well, I will post the pattern on here later.