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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Catching Up

Ooops, didnt realise how long it had been since I last posted on here. Been doing my usual thing, working, moaning at kids for not tidying up after themselves, walking the dog, knitting and thinking about christmas and how strange its gonna be this year.

Still finding it difficult being in a quiet house now. You dont realise how quiet the house is till the kids pop in for a few minutes then go out for hours on end. But I guess thats them growing up so you just have to get on with life I suppose.

Have been trying to design my own Mobius Head Scarf and its coming out ok but am a little bored with all that stocking stitch. Hope its worth all that when its done. Am trying to think up of some patterns that I can make some gifts but when I see the price of the yarn, it gives me the hump because it brings me down to reality. One throw that I just love is called 'Madras Throw' by Kaffe Fassett and to purchase all the yarn for it, without the pattern which is free by the way, will cost over £200. Isnt that disgusting! :(

Theres also this thing I have been wondering about and yes, its a big change of subject. How do women who havent had the marriage thing and kids thing cope with being 'alone'. How do you get up in the morning, go to work, come home and do it all again the next day? Also, do these women socialise outside of work? Its such an odd question but needs answering to help me get through each day.

Anyway, am off to try think of something to do or I may even watch a knitting show on you tube.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Catch up

I finished the Lang Jawoll and it got to about 20 inches so is now a pretty doiley on my small table. I started tusing a 400g ball of cream aran and am crocheting a blanket with that and will show pictures later.

Feeling very low today so havent got much to say.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Chocolate no more

I have started yet another project because my Kimono is going very well and almost finished. I decided not to knit sleeves for it because have run out of yarn almost and cannot afford to buy anymore but, never mind,I have a lovely long waist jacket that I can wear on chilly days when autumn comes.

The above picture is the start of a 'Round Ripple' Afghan from and I am using some itchy sock yarn to make it with. I do hope that it will soften up when its washed. I love the green colour in it and I think the self striping yarn is the best invention yet.

I have been off work today because I thought it was a 'bank holiday' but nope, got it wrong again so have had a lazy day at home, knitting, tidying up, crocheting and of course eating the fatefull chocolate bar. No more alas, within minutes of me eating it, I ended up with a headache, so its goodbye to chocolate now. Mind you, I can still have my 'Ovaltine' at night.

Quite often lately, when I am at work, I think about my sofa and my chaise lounge where I can put my feet up and craft away to my hearts content. I think its looking rather cosy now. I got my brother David round to help me paint the walls 'magnolia' after Peanut decided to use the embossed wall paper as a scratching post. Its looking really fresh and new now. (Will post a new picture soon) I am going to get some more greenery soon, have seen a few house plants around and am waiting for the prices to fall a bit.

Am off now to potter about in the garden for half hour before I start to think about what to cook for dinner. I am being rather good lately of bothering to cook a meal even though its not the same anymore when your kids dont sit down for meals. Can't blame them though, if I had my time again at their age (20 and 16) I wouldnt be sitting around.