Dodoknitz!! - Beautiful yarns, hand dyed with love..
Friday, February 29, 2008
He also bought me two new telephones for the house - I've only had mine two years but the battery doesn't hold the charge for long and the buttons are small and quite hard to push.
Oh and I got three balls of Freedom Spirit!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I have made it a lot longer than it should've been to make sure it actually went round me and only have a little yarn left so need to think about some sort of fringing.
I desperately wanted to get the knitting finished before I went to Kangaroo this morning but couldn't stay up any longer tlast night!!
Monday, February 25, 2008
If I could go to sleep on Friday and wake up on Megan's birthday (April 1st) it would suit me fine.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I will post some pics when I finally get curtains and bedding sorted out.
I got some lovely goodies from Anna (aka funkypixie) in the stashbusting swap I organised on AY
A lovely cabled slipover/tank
Knitted watch strap with watch
Some handmade buttons
Small bar of Dark Green & Blacks
Some sweets for the kids
Aren't I lucky? I think we will definitely have to have another swap along these lines!
Friday, February 22, 2008
As soon as everything is in place I'll post some piccies but I think it'll be a couple of weeks or so yet!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The delivery drivers asked if 'they' were coming to install them later, so I took one look and rang the store to arrange for the furniture to be put together properly (rather than Ryan and I doing it) - it's being done Thursday and possibly Friday evening and costing £250.
So, by the weekend, I'll be all sorted!
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Dad also got the cheque this morning for the equity money, so we went to pay for my furniture this afternoon and it will be delivered on tuesday morning!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
It was Parents' Evening at College for Ryan's Motor Mechanics course so David duly dropped Ryan and me off and them took Amber to Asda. We weren't sure where to go so asked at the reception desk and then promptly got lost! We did find the right building (Central Sussex College campus is massive) and Ryan decided which door we should go in, although I thought it was another one. We needed the second floor but the lift needed a special access code. After about 6 flights of stairs we found ourselves on level three (level two semed to have disappeared) but we found a maintenance man who very kindly took us to the correct place. We had an encouraging chat with the lovely lady (yes LADY) who takes the Motor Mechanics class, we managed to get lost again, albeit briefly, on the way out! When we finally managed to get out of the building, it was to find that we should have gone in the door that I thought we should have used!
Consequently, on our way home, I was sure my blood sugar was dropping but wasn;t sure. When I got out of the car thought it was obvious and I had one of the worst insulin reactions (hypo) for ages - kept falling asleep so I didn't get any knitting done and couldn't really tell you what we were watching on TV.
This morning I feel a bit spaced out too.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Spent the weekend getting on with the painting - it needs to be done before my funiture arrives. This is the first time I've been let loose with a paintbrush as my dad usually does all the decorating but I decided he needed a rest (he will be 77 in June). With a bit of help from Amber and loads of help from Ryan we finished yesterday apart from glossing the windowsill and the door. Haven't touched the ceiling and may leave it white.
Dad came and inspected my work so far yesterday morning, and moaned about how I'd filled some holes (well i did ask him to do them!) and reorganised my plan for the finished room. The furniture range we've ordered is semi-fitted so we had to get the layout just right!
Ryan decided I'd got more paint on me than the wall at one point but it was really satisfying to know that I did a fair amount of the painting!
Last night he asked me how much I thought it would cost for the two of them to go to the cinema in East Grinstead. When I asked why, it turns out he wants to take Robynn on a date and pay for it himself! He's only got his £10 pocket money which should cover the cinema as it's a small independently owned own (Unlike the one in Crawley which costs an arm and a leg!) so he asked if I would get some goodies when I go shopping.
He made me feel so emotional - he's not my little boy any more - but I am also incredibly proud of him for wanting to take his new girlfriend on a date,
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I told Amber this morning that I wanted to make another one - I only finished the first one on saturday! This is despite the fact that the silk yarn I used wasn't particularly briiliant at running - it kept catching (only clapotis knitters will understand!).
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
2. Patching it Up Bag from The Knitter's Bible, Knitted Bags
3. Perugino throw
4. Lady Eleanor
5. Bravo Bag
7. Clappies - several
8. Bobbles and Brambles bag
9. Recycled silk bag
10. Fabric Rag Bag
11. Market Squares tote
These projects are the ones I really want to get done first.
So now I am scared that maybe I am not going to be able to carry on as I am and that radical changes are afoot.
After talking to my best knitting buddy, we have decided it may be better for me NOT to buy a Hanne Falkenberg kit at Kangaroo! I am still going to go though as I'll feel better about things in three weeks' time.
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Finally finished last night after doing the classic knitty thing of racing against the yarn to make sure I had enough but I DIDN'T! Consequently it's a bit of a funny shape but never mind it still gorgeous and Amber is STILL after it! I will defo be making some more but not in Hipknits Silk - the yarn caught on itself when it was laddering and required a bit of gentle persuasion to run on it's way.
I am going to use some SWTC Bamboo, some Sirdar Silk Look amd sock yarn to make more - do you think I could be hooked?