Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Managed a day out at the NEC last Thursday. It was good to meet up with Fred and other Bloggers, hi Noonie. I taught several students to knit but I'm not sure how many will keep it up. They really need ongoing help, maybe they will find a local knitting group.

A few purchases were made, sock yarn naturally and also some BFL from Fybrespates who were in Birmingham for the first time. I got enough aran weight to make something for myself and have started the Casual Friday Vest slightly adapted to have a cable down the front. The yarn is lovely and soft, a little thicker than I usually knit with but shouldn't be uncomfortably warm as it is sleeveless.

The Sock yarn blanket came along to the NEC and was admired. I've decided I need it a little wider so am adding squares on the right which is a little complicated but possible and at all costs I want to avoid sewing.

The respite for Steven is almost nonexistent at the moment. A carer came along the other day but she had no training in PEG feeding or use of the hoist so was useless.


Steph said...

Wow - colourful blanket!

Carolyn said...

Hi! Your blanket is beautiful! Now I know what I can do with all the sock yarn I've bought if, when I finally get around to knitting socks, I discover I'm too thick to manage it :) I wish you luck finding a respite caregiver - as a critical care nurse here in the states, I understand the challenges you face, and the lack of skilled help must be frustrating. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!