Friday, April 20, 2007

Is it just me????

Or does the new blogger keep stopping other people logging on too. It says that the password is wrong, but I know that it's not!! Just had to re set it (again) in order to access my account.

Sorry I've been absent for so long but it's getting to a very busy time of year in the rugby calendar and fibrecrafts and blogging are having to take second place. It'd be much easier if I didn't have to keep on going in to work!!

Ro and I decided not to go to Twickenham for the EDF Cup final last weekend so I was all set for a quiet weekend at home when I got a 'phone call from her on saturday morning. She'd won two tickets for the game from BBC Radio Leicester!! Had to make haste and get myself down to Leicestershire so that we could get down to London on Sunday. I managed to clear it with my area co-ordinator at SUMA to work a three quarter day on the Monday so I had time to get back from Ro's on the Monday morning. Phew!!! (Oh the boys won the game too hurrah!!!!! First silverware for FIVE YEARS!!)

Other things I did on the Saturday.

Went to see my other sister and helped feed the cade (orphan) lambs (there's a regional term for you Purlpower).

Met one of their new calves who's having a bit of trouble sucking so needs to be taught how to go on (alas failed to get photo of sister and BIL down on hands and knees in cow muck trying to teach him!!!)

All quiet on the knitting front I fear; still halfway through a pair of socks, halfway through a second pair of slippers which I'm knitting with the remainder of the Freedom Spirit but single thread this time rather than double to see if it will shrink more in the felting process (I think it will).

And finally another picture from our weekend in Wales just 'cos I like the picture. (Ro was driving by the way!)

And as an afterthought I bought a skein of Handmaiden Sea Silk that weekend and I'm looking for a pattern for a lacy scarf or stole to knit with it. Any ideas?

Friday, April 06, 2007


Saw these at Claudia's site Heal my life and loved them so much I had to share.
On another topic. I can't quite remember how long ago I finished my "Monkeys", but it's not that long and I'd be surprised if I've washed them more than two or three times. That being the case I was a bit taken aback to compare them to the Dublin Bay Socks that I'm currently knitting from the same yarn; Cherry tree Hill Supersock, Fall Foliage.
I only use Ecover washing liquid which doesn't contain bleach, but the socks have faded terribly. Not impressed Cherry Tree Hill!!!