Tuesday, 23 February 2010
As I mentioned yesterday I have been awarded two awards on other people's blogs. The first one is the Circle of Friends award given to me by Belinda (Queen Bealicious) of the Crochet Therapy blog. I have included a link to her blog in my blog title. She has such a lovely sense of humour dealing with all the stuff that life seems to throw at her.In her words "This is awarded to the blogs that bring a smile to your face, or just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside"
I am supposed to pick out 5 people to award this to but it is too hard for me to choose only 5 so I am going to be different and award it to all of you. You all bring a smile to my face with every comment that you post on my blog so are very deserving of this award. Please feel free to add it to your blog as I have nominated you all.
Thank you Cat for your Sunshine award. Unfortunately I can't find my way to your blog so look forward to you leaving me the link to it and then I can follow it. I clicked on your name in the comments and it told me that your profile wasn't available for some reason. I will try again soon.
Today is a very droopy day. After months of not sleeping I think the pills have kicked in and I not only slept until 11 am today I managed to sleep through 2 of the bins being emptied and one of them is the recycling bin. That wagon makes enough noise to waken the dead so I don't understand how I didn't hear all the crashing of bottles and tins.It is now 4pm and I haven't even washed the dishes or done anything.
Yesterday I decided to take a break from my ice cream knitting and started knitting a cardigan with some Patons Moonglow. I thought that a bit of plain knitting would be OK for my TV watching. I knitted 4 balls into a shortie cardigan from the Fitted Knits book. I realized that my wool was thinner than the one on the pattern and so started the X large size. It is knitted from the neck down and when it was large enough for me to try on I realized that is would barely fit my size 8 niece. As she is not into thick knits of any kind I decided to undo it. I have restarted it with the Mei Mei jacket from Doris Chan Everyday Crochet book. My wool is too thick for this pattern so I am making a smaller size. Somehow I managed to break one of my crochet hooks in half during last night's crochet. I have never done that before.This morning when I looked at the crochet one of the balls is a lighter colour than the rest but I am not undoing it again. I just hope that once it has been washed a couple of times then the colour difference will not be so apparent.
My copy of Crochet Today arrived in the post. My sister in law got me a subscription to it as a Christmas present and this is the 2nd copy. I must say that I am a little disappointed with it as it is all Grandma Chic. In other words full of Granny Squared afghans and doilies. I am surprised that it has scarves and woolly hats when it is a March/April edition and people are usually thinking more of Spring and Summer wear and not winter scarves. I know that the weather is still going to be cold for a while but as a lot of people crochet slowly they need more time to prepare for summer. There is a very lacy cardigan by Doris Chan that is more decorative than warm so that is more in keeping with the Spring/Summer theme. I will try to post some photos of the magazine tomorrow.