Tuesday, November 29, 2005


A day off school for Steven due to this, which arrived yesterday afternoon...................

It looks very attractive but causes me endless problems, one being having to help dig out the school ambulance which, rather unwisely, ventured down my steep drive yesterday. Eventually they made it back to the top and presumably delivered the other pupils safely home. At least the children seemed to be enjoying themselves.

I managed to finish Steven's mittens, so he had toasty fingers when he got in.

I now have a day indoors so lots of knitting time, although I know I should be sorting out some of the chaos that surrounds me.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Back home

Another stay in hospital for Steven, back home this morning. This time he had a bad reaction to some prescribed medicine, his tummy is so delicate at the moment it can't take any extra strain.
I've arranged to have my bungalow professionally cleaned, it is in such a state at the moment due to lack of time on my part, that it is even upsetting me ( and I'm the least house-proud of person I know.) So I should have a sparkly clean house for Chistmas.
I've made a little progress on Steven's mittens, but not much time for knitting in the past few days.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Early Arrival

I've just spotted this in the garden.

It looks as if a slug has had a nibble, but despite this it's lovely to see Iris Unguicularis blooming so early. I normally see the first flowers towards the end of January.

This cheered me up after a frustrating visit to the G.P. to get our flu jabs........ they've run out of vaccine. We couldn't go earlier due to Steven's hospital admissions. It cost me £10 in taxi fares, too.

On the needles, I've just started a pair of mittens for Steven in Regia sock wool.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Back to normal......

.......well almost. Steven is now back at school. I've been sorting out some of the chaos of the last few weeks. Had to stay in all day waiting for someone to come and service Steven's hoist, so far no-one has arrived ( 6pm). Did manage to complete some knitting, my Lorna's Laces socks. Sadly, they are too large for me so are destined to be a Christmas present.

I've also finished my first Knitted Babe from the free Rowan pattern. This is Fifi, resplendent in her feather boa. I used mainly remnants from my stash, mostly of unknown composition except for some Sirdar Foxy. I decided to make the arms and legs from I-cord. She is also going to be a Christmas present.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Another Crisis

No blogging for a while as we had another dash to hospital on Monday night. Steven was discharged yesterday with new medicines. I'm now working on when rather than if he has to go back and keep a bag ready packed.
Although we had to move quickly, I found a sock in the bottom of one of the bags so had something to knit when things calmed down. No photos yet as I still haven't got my camera sorted. Now off to get the chaos of the last week cleared up.