Friday, March 17, 2006

More knitting

A very dull week this week, although with the occasional bit of excitement. I started work on Tuesday in a new location - *only* 60 miles from home this time! And I get to drive right past Yarn on the way. Hmm. Will have to stop off there sometime when I'm not attempting to get to work on time. It looks like I'll still be away for half of each week as I've refused to do 4 hours driving on particularly Evil roads everyday so they're going to put me up in a B & B for a couple of nights every week to cut down on the driving! Hooray that also = more knitting time!

Below is my side of the garden, with snowdrops and crocuses appearing (although they got buried under more snow at the beginning of the week!). They show where the trees used to be as they were originally around each tree. The line of trees to the right of the shed (all cooking apples) are about half the number there used to be there...

I also had two days in London this week, instead of just one. One day was perhaps the most boring meeting ever, at the British Library. Everybody else on the committee is fairly high-powered, senior management, into-strategy/policy types. I'm the Minutes & Newsletter Secretary. And half the time I had no idea what they were going on about, I just wrote it down. Part of the problem was the meeting was scheduled for noon to allow everyone to get there (people had come from all over the country) so by the time it got to 1.30pm my stomach was joining in the strategy discussion very loudly... Didn't get out until 2.30. Grrrrrrrrrr

Then on to the dentist. Because of the dentist shortage in Lincolnshire I still have to travel to London for appointments (and God forbid I ever need emergency treatment!). Only the tube cocked up so I was late for the check-up so wasn't allowed in! I only got to see the hygienist. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Have had to rebook the check-up, but have now got to wait until May as they're very busy at the moment. Good thing it's only a check-up and I'm not waiting for a filling...

However, knitting is happening! :-)
Below is Cranberry, with only 2/3rds of a sleeve to go! And all the cables are the right way. I think.

I also finished off Mum's washcloth (how impressive is that? It's not Mother's Day for over a week!) and the Jaywalkers are coming along nicely. I can almost begin to envisage the end of the current WIPs...

10 comments:

Anne said...

Yay for B&B knitting time! Boo to Evil Roads.

Pretty washcloth, lovely socks, and yummy scrummy Cranberry - OK, I really have to get my act together and knit a sweater - I keep faffing about with little things - definitely time for a big project...

Mary-Lou said...

Very nice cables ...!

Anne said...

Arrrgggh - I've just had another "Mail System Error - Returned Mail" message from a message I sent you 4 days ago - I may resort to communicating with you solely via comments on your blog... so please don't think I'm ignoring you when I don't reply to comments you leave for me - my replies have probably been chewed up and spat out again by Yahoo :-(

Marie said...

Cranberry looks great! Love the design, love the colour and your cables look perfect!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

I love the cables...hmmmm..might be tempted myself to start a cable project! Maybe the Freedom jumper thats sitting in the cupboard waiting ........

Holly @Home said...

Those socks are a gorgeous colour.

KnitYoga said...

Those Cranberry cables look very impressive and the Jaywalkers are coming on a treat. You've put me to shame with the wash cloth for mother's day. I've still got mine for MIL on the needles - half done - and still the other of the pair to do! Still I always was a last minute person!

Amelia said...

Yarn (the shop) looks lovely, I wouldn't be able to resist that temptation... I love the look of Cranberry. Once I have all of my current bits out of the way, I will be looking at some cabled things I think, I love the look of it. A.x

Amelie said...

Hi, i've been reading your blog for a while so thought it was about time I stopped lurking! Cranberry looks like it's coming on really well, and I love the colour of your jaywalkers.

Mary Anne said...

How nice that you will at least be put up in a B&B so you don't have to drive as much. Re the dental shortage, I didn't know that dentists were in the NHS in the UK. That must be tricky when you need dental work and it's an emergency.

The snowdrops and crocuses are looking pretty in your garden.

Cranberry is lovely and so it your mom's washcloth.

I hope you have a pleasant and not too stressful week.