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Friday, May 28, 2010
Ryan has gone off for his first day at trying out hairdressing as a career and he said he was SORT OF LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!
I have told him that he must give it a good few days' (over the next few eeeks) to see if it is the career for him and not just decide after one day.
I am holding my breath and keeping my fingers crossed!
Monday, May 24, 2010
... since I posted!
Have been trying, and failing, to get on with my knitting but I have managed to finish the waistcoat in undyed yarn ready for next week's dyeing session, the counterpane accessory bag is knitted but I am waiting until I do the actual bag so that I can do all the finishing at the same time. I am getting on with the Candida bag (strange name!) so that I can actually use it, and am knitting swatches to make sure they yarn I have will actually work on the patterns I have chosen.
My current WIP's are:
Bronze Age Karen scarf with a few beads to liven up the garter stitch.
Midwest Moonlight in Kitty's hand-dyed mohair
Trillo cardigan which will probably be frogged very soon as I have found the White Lies Filigree Lace Cardigan pattern that seems to work a treat in the Silk Blend.
I think I have also found a suitable pattern for the Click Aran in the Mission Falls Cora jacket.
I have also been playing with an idea for the Zauberball sock yarn (purple/pink/orange) for a mitred jacket, and my designer head is on for the undyed waistcoat and it's remaining yarn.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Nevisknitter and Fluzz who have both offered to knit some of my lovely laceweight yarn into stoles/shawls/scarves for me.
This means the world to me and I shall treasure the results.
I am not going to be buying anymore laceweight unless I am positive that it is heavier than the two I knew were going to beat me!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Yesterday, I organised a Care for a Cuppa event in aid of Diabetes UK and we had a great time. There were loads of cake for a £1 a slice, recipes, lavender plants kindly donated by Sally, some goodies donated by Clare (some of which sold and the rest were the suject of a mini auction held by the wonderful Amanda), a knitting kit which i made up for a sort of raffle prize, and a 'guess the number of buttons' jar which carried a prize of a £20 Knagaroo gift voucher! All the Kangaloonies subs for yesterday were donated too.
The winners were
Knitting kit - Iris
£20 Voucher - Clare
and we raised around £110!
Thank you everyone who came and joined in. We had a wonderful, fun time.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
1. Problems with tooth - visited dentist FIVE times in four weeks and still have to go back.
2. Problems with indigestion/hiatus hernia. Will have to visit doctor very soon.
3. Have frogged more knitting that I have actually done and hadn't finished anything for SIX weeks! But have now finished Robin which, TBH, I am a little disappointed with as there is far more beading on one side than there is on the other.