Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Something for the guys
As you know I have been crocheting things for the raffle so last night I decided to try and include something for the guys. Anything as a novelty to sell more raffle tickets. The pattern for this warmer can be found on Ravelry although I amended the pattern slightly. I was using different wool and so had to work more rows. I also altered the end to make it more realistic (well if my memory serves me right) If I make any more then I will crochet them using the knitted one as a template as I wasn't keen on knitting in the round with so few stitches. Perhaps I should make different sizes to cater for all egos.
I have come to a stop with the white and pink crocheted granny square shawl. I have run out of the white wool. I have other white wool in my stash but none of them match the one I have used. I can probably get another ball if I go up to Bury but I didn't go there today as not only did it never stop raining I was waiting for the water meter men. They arrived to inspect everything and said if I had one fitted in the pantry then I could get it fitted today otherwise I would have to wait for a gang to come and dig up the pavement to fit one outside. The meter isn't that big so I have had it fitted in there. At least if there is a burst in the street I won't be paying for the water flowing down the street. This is a scenario described in the leaflet. I could, of course, take out insurance against this happening but I am trying to cut down on monthly expenses and not add to them.
I have finished the pink lacy hat and scarf as you can see. I have started another hat with the pink wool left over but there won't be enough to make a matching scarf.
My knee is still sore. Every time the weather turns colder I get more aches and pains and so it hasn't helped the healing of my knee. It is still swollen and it's a week since I hurt it. If it doesn't improve soon I will have to seek some other help. Possibly a visit to the physio although these days all I would get is a piece of paper with exercises written on it. The days of heat treatment, massage and manipulation are long gone - unless you have the money to pay for private treatment.