Thursday, September 28, 2006

I have not been able to update my blog because of PC problems - after a 'health check' from PCworld, my computer had to be returned to factory settings - so none of my favourite bookmarks have survived, I can't use my printer and can't upload any pics :-(

K, from our knitting group (BoveyTracey S&B) commented that I haven't had much KNITTING on here of late - (haven't had much of anything on here of late!?) - well, I have several FOs to report! I've finished DS's Alice Starmore fisherman's jumper - pics will be made available just as soon as I figure out how to get pics from the camera to my PC again. Despite blocking, the lower edge still curls up. Any tips, anyone?
I've also finished the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino scarf that my secret pal YVONNE sent me! Ta muchly Yvonne, it's just the right colour for me and soooo soft, its scrumdiddlyumptious.
I have a picture of my final secret package ready to upload when I can figure it out. I was so inspired by the scarf pattern I had to start RIGHT AWAY and finished it in the week. Yvonne also thought of DH and sent him two bounty bars and some silk sock yarn which he might get knitted up, or he might not. The Bounty bars went right quick.

I also met Yvonne and WyeSue (lovely, huggy, slightly mad, knitty knutty folk) at the Creative stitchery show at Westpoint this weekend just gone - it was a huge amount of fun learning how to fingerknit and nattering on the knit and knatter stall. The knitted garden was inspirational -and a gingerbread house is in the making, due to be completed next June... Knit and Knattering is so much fun - do it! I also learnt how to knit with wire and beads and was given a BEAUTIFUL bracelet by the multitalented, hugely generous Yvonne. Ta once again.

Must go and do some work. Real life gets in the way again.

7 comments:

Ginny said...

Hi, I've been keeping an eye on your blog for a while - and now I'm really interested but probably just too late.. I'm off to Torcross on Slapton Sands for a week, hope to do some kayaking - any special reccommendations? And I am going to check out SPin a Yarn - anywhere else I shouldn't miss?

I'm Emily in the real world, BTW.

Rain said...

Good to have you back. Hope you get your computer sorted.

ra said...

lovely to see you back, hope you get the picture situation sorted out soon.

Sue said...

I'd heard of your computer problems from Wye Sue - its nice to have you back even if it is pictureless! :-)

I wish I could have been at the show in Exeter, we were three points of the SP8 triangle! You spoiled me, I spoiled Yvonne and she spoiled you! :-) I'm going to Ally Pally on the Thursday... just in case you can be persuaded to make the trip to London... :-)

Yvonne said...

It was great meeting you - only wish the stand had been a bit quieter so we could have talked more! You were very easy to spoil and as Sue has said we made an excellent traingle!!!

Wye Sue said...

Good to meet you to !!!
Enjoy your wire knitting, hope the camera connection is resolved soon...

Piglottie said...

Glad to have you back. Can't wait to see the Alice Starmore fisherman's jumper.