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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Milly Moggins ......

..... has finally settled in!

She still has the occasional growl at Jasper but she is turning into a really cuddly kitty, and is getting used to mealtimes and eating with the other two. We had a lovely snuggly cuddle last night and she fell fast asleep. Her coat is still a bit ratty but looks a bit more glossy than it did when we got her last week.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Not a good week ....

upped my anti-depressants to 75mg on monday and since then, have had a bad time with hypos and dizziness but the mint tea in the evening seems to have stopped the reflux problem - touch wood!

Ryan didn't pass his college exam AGAIN and I think we're going to call it a day, I am so glad Amber decided to stick with GCSE's and not do a college course! She has made a slow start on her TRASH design but I don't really think she knows what she is going to do!

Finished Beaded Lace Smoke Ring and started some more gloves which will hopefully fit me better round the wrist and are definitely longer than the frill ones.

Milly is settling in slowly, she is not keen on cuddles yet but I am sure that will change given time. Jazz and Oz managed to get her cornered under the reclining chair last night and it was really funny to watch Oz try to get at her!

Getting rid of American fridge and having Clare's fridge and freezer instead (they are only a few months old) as I can't pass up the opportunity of her getting rid as my freezer was playing up a few weeks ago. It'll be fun trying to get it out of the kitchen though!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hello Milly!

This is our latest baby, she is roughly two years old but is very grumpy with the other two!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Can't do any thing without Jasper's help!

Shilasdair yarn

I am knitting a Beaded Smoke Ring with the lovely yarn Frances bought me when she visited Shilasdai on Skye in October. Trouble is the dye (cochineal) comes off on my hands and even gets on my face!

I have decided to knit cowls instead of scarves as certain young four legged friends who shall remain nameless like to play with any dangly bits!

My Waistcoat

Thursday, January 14, 2010


My waistcoat is done! First project of 2010 and around 300g used of stash!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Having a moan.

I’m really fed up - can’t go near the windows because of the snow glare, the house is a mess, the kids aren’t at school (no buses running), Jasper isn’t eating properly, haven’t been out properly (only to the bin) since tuesday, no post since tuesday either and have loads of books on order that I want to look at, Amber’s best friend stayed overnight (they have got as much snow as us and only live about 5 miles away) so the kitch looks as if it’s been trashed, all the downstairs lights were left on as was the computer and the TV. To cap it all, I am in the process of having my anti-depressants changed over and am on a very low dose and we couldn’t get to Kangaloonies yesterday!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010


Knitting Projects for 2009

First attempt at Gloves.
Bertie Blue
Baby Alligator for Jack
Susie Scarf
Flying V scarf for Ryan
Kondwani Dishcloth
Love to .... dishcloth
Friends dishcloth
Born to Knit dishcloth
Garden Girl dishcloth
Symphony Jacket
Spider dishcloth
Bag for storing crisps for Clare
Beads and Lace for the Trendy Pensioner
Pompadour Scarf
Kid Merino/Little Flowers Scarf
Ziggy Scarf
Autumn Garden Scarf for Auntie Ann
Mochi Plus Beret for Sophie
In the Courtyard
Knit Now, Dishes Later
5 Macmillan Blanket squares
Irony Scarf
Ballet Scarf
Sunshine Clappy
Spring Green
Scarf for Linzy
Patching It Up
Firebird Shawl
PAWS dishcloth
Clappy for Amber
Frances birthday present #2
Papillon washcloth
Frances' birthday present #1
Luffley Scarf
Cardi for Chris's little girl
Sunset Bag
White marshmallow scarf
Spice Caravan Robe
Flamenco Bag
Mini Clappy for Berni
B4 Bag
'Maggie' bag
Red/green Market Squares
My Constant companion
Ruched Bag
Clappy (started 2008)