Saturday, October 21, 2006


It's hard to believe, but Steven will be 20 tomorrow. We've nothing special planned as he wouldn't really appreciate it but he has a delicious chocolate cake to share with his friends on Monday.
As I type, he's getting great pleasure from watching the shadow of the leaves on the blind. (Sorry for the quality of the picture.)

We've had a busy week, flu jabs on Wednesday, and a meeting with social workers and other professionals on Thursday. Steven has to attend all meetings now he is deemed to be an adult.

Tuesday, we had our usual Knit Chat group meeting in Beatties. We're making blue squares for Knit a River at the moment. It was good to see Fiona, and baby Seth, who slept throughout.

Here are Yucca, Rose, Fiona, Pippa and Steph.

I've also managed to finish a project, socks in Regia Stretch. Just a simple toe-up pattern with short row toe and heel. The problem I find is getting a loose enough cast off. I tried several different methods, and finally used a picot edge loosely stitched down.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Meet Auntie Pearl.........

..........compulsive knitter!

As you can see she is busy knitting a blue square for WaterAid's Knit a River.

( Pattern for Pearl by Alan Dart in the new Woman's Weekly Knitting and Stitching special.)

I don't knit many toys these days as I find the sewing up very tedious but I couldn't resist Pearl.

Also this week, I find it quite humbling that a mere spider can produce a work of art like this......

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bad Blogger

It's been quite a while since I last blogged, life has been getting in the way recently.
Some knitting has been done but nothing quite completed. I've almost finished Steven's jacket. I forged ahead with the second half of the front on Monday when we had to spend a day in hospital ( luckily not all night). Steven has been producing blood in his stools recently which obviously needed investigation. He thoroughly enjoyed the day especially being pushed around the ward in his chair. The only down side was the doctor using him as a pincushion to get a blood sample, but he soon forgets. We had to wait ages for the result as the machine in the lab. broke down. Nothing conclusive was discovered but his next outpatient's appointment with the cosultant is being brought forward.
Back to knitting. It was good to meet up with Ruth again on Saturday in Beatties, although we had to leave early as Steven wasn't feeling too good. Yesterday I spotted these in a LYS. I look in from time to time in the hope they might have something to inspire me, but it's usually just acrylics and fancy yarns. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough of any one colour to make anything large, but I thought this might do for a hat or even a felted bag.

I do have some other things to show when I get round to sewing up.