Saturday, 26 December 2015

Seasonal Greetings 2015/16

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year for 2016

Sorry to have been quiet here lately. My mother had a stroke at the end of July and has since died. I have been occupied in sorting her bungalow in the hope of getting it on the market in the New Year, which we are on course to do, as we should get probate some time in January. TMOH has been a tower of strength as always, but naturally the bulk of the work has fallen on my brother and me. 

This photo was taken by TMOH in Lyon, where we snatched a few days' holiday in September. The flowers are about 50 cm - nearly 2 ft - across!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

More knitting ... and other things

Another several months have slipped by, and I sometimes think all I've done is knit .. and watch a bit of tennis on the box ... oh, and edit a couple more reprints. Life seems quite full at the moment despite this seeming inertia, so no apologies for the hiatus in blog posts. 

Instead, some pictures of what I have achieved!

 EJO Society Publications
The February title

 EJO Society publications
The June title 

The blanket completed in June 

The April cat for an April baby

The June cat for the Cleeve weekend raffle

...and the bottom three of these 4 pairs of socks

So I haven't actually been idle!

And TMOH is much better now; thank you to everyone who has asked.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Kaffghan Blues

I've spent January trying to finish the Kaffe Fassett/Rowan Knit-along. I was up-to-date all along with the actual knitting, but events conspired against me during the sewing-up.  Then TMOH went for some tests. Nothing we didn't already know about showed up, but his reaction to one of the procedures was horrifying and could have even been life-threatening. This was compounded by the fact that he reacted badly to the antibiotic they gave him 'in case' he got an infection. Ten days on, he is on the mend, with a different antibiotic - he's had to stop another of his regular meds while on this, as it is contra-indicated! - but with one thing and another I have missed the deadline for Rowan's competition. All the sewing-up was finished last night - and if 31 Jan had been the deadline, as originally indicated, I might just have made it, but they made the deadline 30th, so no chance. And I have still to do a trim, so I can't with all honesty say it is finished yet.

But here it is in its current state...I have sewn all the ends in - the rogue piece of yarn peeking out from under the edge of the blanket is actually from a spare ball of wool under the sofa! [and the length on the arm of the sofa leads to the ball I'm working the trim with...]

And here it is with crochet edging on the spare bed.