Sunday, October 02, 2005

I'm very sorry

about the quality of the 'photos. I shouldn't have bought a cheap digital camera but at the time I didn't think I was going to do any close up shots and it seems to be okay for landscapes.

Anyhoo this recycled rayon knits up a treat. It's not a difficult pattern either, got this done during a Saturday evening TV viewing. bit fed up to realise I'd misjudged how much I needed, so finished first quarter, weighed it and remainder of yarn and have ordered some more so's to have enough. Which is okay, just means two lots of postal charges.

BUT I've managed to save money today as not only have I bought some yarn at sale price, but there's no postal charges for orders over £5.00. Found McA Direct on another blog (leading me astray) And they have Rowan Linen Drape as a discontinued line. Well I bought Vintage Knits a while back and there's a pattern for a lovely short sleeved ribbed lace sweater in Linen Drape which I coveted, but couldn't find the yarn. Job done! (Well obviously I have to actually knit the thing but.....).

I'm feeling virtuous today because I've been upstairs painting the spare bedroom and now every wall has a coat of paint. It'll need another coat, but at least I've got that far and have overcome my BIG SULK of yesterday. Honestly tho' I was listening to Desert Island Discs whilst painting and they had Frank Gardner; BBC security correspondent on. Last year he was shot in the back by Al Qaida terrorists in Saudi Arabia, he is now paraplegic. Made me feel a bit abashed to have given up so easily yesterday when I couldn't get the step ladders to work.Don't you just hate people who are strong and brave in the face of overwhelming adversity!

Anyway it's probably true that you feel better if you just get on with things than if you get the hump. A propos of which:

THE Camel's hump is an ugly lump
Which well you may see at the Zoo;
But uglier yet is the hump that we get
From having too little to do.

Kiddies and grown-ups too-oo-oo,
If we haven't enough to do-oo-oo,
We all get the hump--
Cameelious hump--
The hump that is black and blue!

We climb out of bed with a frouzly head
And a snarly-yarly voice.
We shiver and scowl and we grunt and we growl
At our bath and our boots and our toys;

And there ought to be a corner for me
(And I know there is one for you)
When we get the hump--
Cameelious hump--
The hump that is black and blue!

The cure for this ill is not to sit still,
Or frowst with a book by the fire;
But to take a large hoe and a shovel also,
And dig till you gently perspire;

And then you will find that the sun and the wind,
And the Djinn of the Garden too,
Have lifted the hump--
Cameeleous hump--
The hump that is black and blue!

I get it as well as you-oo-oo--
If I haven't enough to do-oo-oo--
We all get hump--
Cameelious hump--
The hump that is black and blue!
( Rudyard Kipling)

So I'm giving the hump the elbow, at least until next time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ro, this does too work.