Tuesday, 26 August 2008

What a week!

Well what a week I have had. Firstly one of our lovely girls was missing from the stitch and bitch group and as she was due her first in only a week or so it kept us all agog wondering. I was dashing of to Glasgow that night on my way done to Ilkely (as in the song "On Ilkley moor by tat" as sung by my father many and hogmanay (him being a yorkshire man and my mum being a canny scot). So early on Friday morning O.H. red and I set of down the motorway.

Now in true knitter style I had to make a detour to the New Lanark Mill never been there and wow is it worth a visit. Anyway Red enjoyed the walk in the beautifull grounds.. O.H. enjoyed the mechanical bits and a good scone and well I shopped for yarn......................

We set of again an hour later with a much more laden Mazda and me desperate to start knitting swatches with all my purchases. However I was good and only actually started them on the way home 2 days later after finishing a second fingerless mitt. and upto a tricky part of emily's sock (tricky because I needed my fifth dpn and it was still at milton...lol.

Well the 3 colour swatches have been knitted and are about to be put into the washing machine to see how much they shrink and how dense the felt becomes.

The trip to Ilkley was not only about knitting it was really to visit a lovely bike shop with a lovely ventana tandem to test ride. Well to cut a very long and muddy story short it was brilliant the guys in the shop took Red in hand and fussed him while we were out and of course Rob and I got down to some serious riding. The bike was an amazing experience lighter quicker and oh so much more comfortable (that being on my b*m as it is full suspension). We had to order a frame and common sense prevailed on the colour of the tandem. Nancy (named in memory of grandma who enabled us to buy her) is a wonderful royal blue colour. She should arrive from the states around 8 - 10 weeks time. And boy are we excited.

we managed to find a couple of amazingly good eateries while away and Rob took advantage of the full english where we stayed.

I had forgotten how lovely the moors are. Having such lovely places here in scotland to ride. It is not better or worse just very very different riding and we promised ourselves to go back when we can.

Came home all rested to find that Lindsay's dog Dave was unwell. he kept being sick. Sad to say that this bit doesn't have a good ending. After his x-ray today where they found a tumor on his liver in his lungs and in his stomach he went to the rainbow bridge. We are all very shocked and sad needless to say. He was a lovely pointer boy who showed no pain and was happy to the last. We only had him for 6 weeks as his original owner is at the moment fighting cancer herself. We have not told her yet. It will be up to her family to see if it is best she knows or not. Poor woman only had him re-homed because she was getting so ill and the prognosis wasn't good. She wanted him to be in a happy home. Well Dave you are already missed sorely by all of us.

Run free Dave free from pain and with as many rabbits, pheasants and squirrels you want to chase. We love you.

So today I was said but I want to finish this blog on a happy note and it is that yes our missing girl was in fact giving birth to a lovely new wee knitter called Abigail and mum dad and baby are doing grand.

Ain't life grand!

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

What we do to our bodies!

Well I am now on day two of a new medication which is to help me with my weight hmmm feel a bit sickly to be honest. So to make myself feel better have spent all afternoon moving two shelves of books into a cupboard and placing all my favourites from my stash on to the shelves....

Yes they are in the lounge and no I am not mad....

I just love it when you go into LYS and all those lovely colours and textures are there to see and touch and thought why spend on a yarn because it was a lovely colour or texture and then put it away out of sight....

When the other half gets in I will try to get a photo to post and show...

It is such a shame that there is still at least two ottermans still full to the brim with yarns.

While sorting found various started projects eeeeekkkk!

1. Face cloth in cotton (Centre to do)
2. Cable cuffed cardi/jacket for me in a lovely stylecraft blue fleck...( only just started)
3. Cardi for me in a lovely Jaeger sienna 4ply (only just started)
4. Socks in Regia bamboo (ist pair ever and one finished)
5. Cardi for Isobella (needs to be done by Sept for wedding) On the sleeves then a border to do on circulars
6. Cardi/jacket thingy for me again in Louisa Harding flotsam (only very small bit to do)
7. One fingerless glove to do to finish a set for stall at christmas.
8. Clanger ( knitting done just sewing up to do)

Now can you see how things go with me. I buy a yarn and just have to start it straight away and don't finish the previous project then oh no I dread picking it up again and finding I have lost where I am..... I know just look and count and all will be obvious...

So I am promising here not to start anything else till I finish Isobella's cardi and My jackety thing in LH flotsom

..............Oh look the postie delivered some new yarn this morning a lovely pink/purple lang multicolour yummy can't wait to start it....lol

Monday, 11 August 2008

small beginings

Hi well here goes never done this and not even sure what I will find to share.

Well today I read a friends blog and thought how good it was and thought why not try too. So here I am. My title small beginings is about lots of things for start this is a small begining for me lol well those of you who know me know I don't do anything small....

Today is also the first day of me trying a new medication to try and help with my weight loss issues hmmm a fat binder or something any way will try it and see.

I have lots I want to say but no time tonight so will finish here and see you all next time