Sunday, 12 January 2014

Walmart!! About time

We went for a stroll to Asda this morning to get a few bits and as I walked in I gasped...WOOL.  Only acrylic but a small section with wool, knitting needles, circulars, crochet hooks, gauge marker for needles and sewing stuff.  I can't believe it...really I can't.  When Asda opened near where I live around 15 years (maybe more) ago, they had a whole aisle on yarn, mags and craft stuff and it was gone within a year.  I was mortified because I either had to go to that miserable sod at the wool shop in the Heathway who would only let you buy a pattern and the wool or have to travel 5 miles to Romford.

When I see my friends on ravelry blog on their podcasts that they bought loads of wool in their Walmart I was envious and now I am hoping that my Asda will sell loads more colours.  £2 for a 100g ball and it's a brand I haven't heard of 'Hollings Mill Bradford', it has 295 meter's per ball.  That made my day today....

We got back from Asda around 12:30pm, had a cup of proper tea and some christmas cake.  Now I say cup of tea and I mean 'tea leaves'.  I used my modern tea strainer that was given to me by Ma and I used my newly purchased Yorkshire Tea Leaves...wanna see
 
It has such a different taste than using tea bags.  I have a teapot on my shelf and when I get enough people to visit I will brew a pot.  

I went back to work on Thursday and vowed to myself that I would not get 'stressed'.  I was good and just plodded on and was glad when 5pm came and I clocked out.  

Weather warning.....it's flipping freezing.  I watch the news mainly for updates of the weather and those poor people in USA suffering those snow storms, ice conditions and I can't believe they are still functioning with their normal routine.  If that weather was here I am telling you with absolutely no doubt, everything would stop,  buses, taxi's, trains, airports, schools, universities.  

It's getting cold here in boring Dagenham but it's nothing compared to USA weather.  Frank is hoping it doesn't snow because he works outdoor's and the company he works for just say 'don't come in, use a day's annual leave'.  You can't exactly cut grass, shrubs or rake up leaves in snow!

This morning it was so sunny but so cold and the next photos show's you an 'anemone' that is flowering in my front garden and also a winter primrose. There are more bulbs coming through too i.e. crocus's, ranuculous and soon the daffodil's will start growing with this sunshine.



We have had a hard frost this morning but it doesn't seem to be doing any harm to the flowers, even over the park the rose bushes have still got a few flowers on.

Oh well,  my plans for the rest of the day now that Tammie has had her walk and I am totally stuffed with my dinner, will be to crochet some more of the Primrose Throw.  I am thoroughly enjoying it. I have altered my 'queue' list on my ravelry because I have a lot of thing's I want to make this year.  I do hope I get to do them all.....

By the way, I GOT TICKETS TO THE KNIT & STITCH SHOW AT LONDON'S OLYMPIA, Frank surprised me with the ticket's on Friday so I said to him 'be ready to be dragged over three floor's of wool.'  He is going to prepare himself and so is his WALLET!!   Time for me to save some penny's too.....


Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Day 3 and no more

Fed up! Don't care what Doctor says,  I am going back to work tomorrow. I feel like I have not had fresh air for ages and as much as I love being Home with TAMMIE I am going crazy. I made this flower, do you know what it's called?
I had idea of using a bobble stitch for centre and it worked out rather well.   I then had a tidy up of my bags and found a bag I had crocheted about two years ago and forgot about it.  I only had the lining to sew in so I did that and added some pretty buttons.  
Today I am going to move around the House so my hip don't cease up and possibly watch a podcast our two.  By the way,  daytime tv is crap. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

A jogger's nightmare

Yep, that's what happened to me on Sunday.  Planned for a long jog around my local area, got half way round and was thinking to myself 'keep going, nearly done' and then the next thing was facing flat down on the ground and heard a click.  My hip, arm and pride was really hurt. A fella asked if I wanted help up but I said no and I pulled myself up using the railing of the school.  Tried not to cry but you know how it is with us girls...wanted to stay in a heap on the floor and sob but got up and tried to walk, or should I say shuffle to the path of the park and crept very tentatively along hoping the guy would bugger off so I can just swear and swear and swear.   I eventually did and don't know how I managed to get along the path because the pain was unreal.  I rang Frank crying and he darted out to me and I said I think I should go to A & E.  He said 'I knew you were going to hurt yourself' and we ended up two hours. Thankfully after an x-ray and a stroppy doctor, I was told I had damaged hip muscles and need to rest up for at least a week.  Frank told me point blankly I am not to go to work this week and the doctor agreed but I said I would take a few days off to rest with my leg elevated.

I can get up the stairs on all fours and come down them on my bum but this morning, I can get up and down the stairs normal but carefully. However, on waking up today my lower back has been hurting and my left arm is killing now.  I think it's where I fell you put your arm out to protect your face and my arm took my weight so I have been popping pain killers whilst I crochet...

When a girl is off work and instructions from fella says 'leave the housework and dinner, I will do it when I get in' what else am I suppose to do other than watch crap tv and crochet.  So that's what I did and here is the progress of my Primrose Throw which is out of my new book I got for christmas.

It's a little out of focus s will put another picture on here as soon as this flipping computer will let me.  So far it's almost 100 primrose's.  I did a whole row whilst watching Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 this afternoon.  I love Harry Potter mainly because it reminds me of reading to my boys at bed time and they loved it..

Oh well, am off to do a bit more whilst the pills have eased the pain in the arm.....