Monday, 28 December 2009

Last Of The Snow

Most of the snow has gone from near my house. My son managed to get here yesterday. Where he lives they still have compacted snow covered by ice and as their street gets very little sun then nothing is melting yet. He brought me some DVD's and heated wheat slippers (tried them and they are great) and a card made for me by my great grand daughters.

He helped me to set up my new phones. I had them charging up since Christmas Day but didn't know how to link them together once they were plugged in. He just picked them up and beeped a few buttons and hey presto they were working. Just like a man - no need of manuals or anything. I had read the manual and not made head nor tail of it!

Lots of photos today from my subscription copy of Crochet Today Jan/Feb to cover up for the fact that there has not been much in the way of knitting or crocheting done in this house. I think I crocheted and knitted myself to a standstill and am now having a break. I have started a plain crochet scarf but that's about it.

Some of the things in the magazine I would not make like the cushions, dolls and doll clothes, ring box, coasters and big love afghan. I like the earflap hat but doubt that I would ever wear the headband. The mitts are cute but as I have not yet mastered the long length of a tunisian crochet hook they are not on my list at the moment. The pale blue turtleneck is pretty and whilst I like the men's crochet socks I do find crochet socks to be a little uncomfortable in wear. I feel like I am walking on ridges. A great shame as they are so quick to make.

The baby sweater pattern will get used but I doubt if I will embroider the snowflakes.The cover sweater (see previous blog for photo of cover) is very nice but at my size stripes across the yolk are not a really good idea so I think I will give that one a miss also.

I send my congratulatulations to a fellow Knitting Nora, Sue, who became a grandma again on Christmas Day to a little girl named Freya. Sue is another snowed up lady up on the hills in Darwen. I have another friend up in Darwen and he said thank God for 4 x 4's in this weather.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely bunch of gifts. I too really liked most of the patterns in the magazine. I like the hat but not sure I'd make it with the ear flaps. I agree with you on all the others.

Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. I am SO happy for you. All that knitting and crocheting finished -- whatever will you do with your time?????

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Jan! I have not had a project to do since OCTOBER!.. and I miss my yarns and crochet hook, so now it just seems we're in the same boat, looking for a new project to sink our "hooks" into! (0; Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas, and I'm wishing you all the best in the new year ahead! ~tina