Saturday, November 27, 2010


Its official: We have Snow. Only 1/2" but still, the snow has settled and its real!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

3rd Forest Canopy

This scruffy looking bundle of knitting is actually going to be a Forest Canopy Shawl. When it is finished and blocked it will miraculously transform into a thing of beauty (I hope). I am using 5mm needles and Patons Diploma Gold 4 ply in a solid Burgundy colour in real life. The screen wont do the colour justice. I am going to do 18 repeats of the pattern and 12 edging repeats so it will be approx twice the size of the other two.
In other news: I have finished the socks : )

I have a rotten streaming snuffly cold and sore throat - the first proper cold I have had for nearly 10 years. I think it may be Piglet flu as its not bad enough (just) to be Swine flu.
Its going to be a cold Winter. The squirrels at the end of my garden are wearing hats and scarves already. I hope they haven't been at my stash!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Strange Vegetable

I give you - the strange Parsnip, as grown by DH : )

Does anyone remember That's Life and their Oddly Shaped vegetables spot?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Naive or just Stupid

I voted Lib-Dem. I did so because they had the policies I believed in and they went so far as to publicly pledge to honour their promises. I didn't expect them to get into power on their own. I expected them to have a coalition with Labour and temper Labours policies to find a middle ground to steer us through this financial minefield.

I honestly never even gave the idea of a Liberal/Conservative coalition a thought. And I certainly didn't think for one moment that the Liberals would do a U-turn on everything they promised in such a total and blatant way.

Naive or stupid? I don't know, probably both.

If there was an election tomorrow, I wouldn't know how to vote. There is no party I trust now, and none who reflect my ideology.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Its amazing when time, effort and bit of magic turns this:

Into this:

And this:

Into this:

Crafting is so rewarding : )
I get depressed easily and used to hate getting up and starting work, housework etc. So now I get up and use my first hour of the day to spin or knit. It makes getting up so much easier and brings a smile to my day.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Green Cardigan-Knitting

Yep, I have actually finished my cardigan. Its taken about 4 months on and off, but I got there in the end.
I am reconciled to looking like a Teletubby, so I might as well be a pretty one! I used Sirdar Escape DK in the Euphoria colourway and I really like the way the colour changes lend themselves to the pattern : )

Friday, November 5, 2010

Ouch!!! Mastication Misery.

I have a small mouth. My nearest and dearest may not believe it, but its true. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in speed LOL. My dentist has to use children's tools to work on my teeth. My anaesthetist said my jaw only opens a bit, not the full amount it should. I have had several fractures on my left side and the joint simply doesn't work properly.

So it seems inevitable that, during my operation, the anaesthetist dislocated my jaw when he was trying to get the tube down. It was put quickly back in place and that should have been the end of it.....expect it wasn't that simple.

It still hurts to chew. The pain has been getting worse and worse. I went to my dentist who said my teeth are fine, its a jaw thing. So I went to my doctor who recommended painkillers and a return trip to the dentist as jaws are dental

I returned to my wonderful dentist who is a darling and very patient and gentle and isn't bothered when I panic or cry because of my dental phobia. She knew exactly what to do. She pats my hand and gives me a tissue and stops until I am ready to continue. She said I have Strained my Muscles of Mastication......which made me giggle a bit cos it sounds naughty : )

The upshot of all this is that I cannot eat anything even slightly chewy for 6 weeks - starting yesterday. Minimum talking (DH and DS are so happy) and take anti-inflammatory tablets. If it doesn't work, then she will refer me to a Consultant.

Good job chocolate melts, isn't it!!!