Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Yet another Sweet Pea shawl
I think I can now make the Sweet Pea shawl from the Happy Hooker Stitch and Bitch book without the pattern. I have made quite a few of them now. I made this one with some of the bargain spearmint pink yarn that I bought from Bury market last week. I am making another hat and scarf with the rest of the yarn.
I had to go to the hospital today. Not my back this time but to see about my blocked salivary glands. I had to wait so long in the waiting room that I completed a quarter of the scarf - OK it's not a wide scarf but I kept the patients amused as they watched me crochet. several people asked me what I was making as though they could not quite believe that I was turning this candy floss pink into anything wearable!
I had a bit of a shock whilst in the waiting area. A guy who has asked me out when I worked at the Jobcentre was there with his wife! he was supposed to be single when he asked me out. I doubt if he has got married in the couple of years since I left the Jobcentre as she was wearing a well worn wedding ring and they had the air of a long term married couple. You can always tell. He reads the paper and nods when she chats to him now and again.
He, of course apart from a double take when he saw me, completely blanked me. I didn't say anything to him as I am not one to upset any apple carts.
I was lucky enough to get a lift from Charlie to the Kings Arms Knit Out last night so was able to take the things that I had made for the raffle. I photographed them all together before I packed them into the bag. The willy warmer caused great amusement in the pub. This is what I had hoped for. I made it as something to catch the eye and hopefully attract more people to buy raffle tickets. We had quite a few members there last night. I was given a set of long double pointed needles from Kath and Sylvia. I now have 5 sets in different sizes and so I can use them to make something from the Fitted Knitted's book.
I have had an e mail from Vicky with the pattern for the premature baby blankets. Vicky is organising a Knit Out at her house in aid of National Knitting Week 12th - 19th October and their chosen charity is Bliss for premature babies. I will search in my stash for some colours. Anything but pink. I am getting a little tired of pink :)