Friday, May 05, 2006

Not knitting

No knitting this week. I still have Knitter's Wrist and have been wandering around wearing a Tubigrip. No sympathy though, people just fall about laughing when I explain it's a knitting injury.

Lots of house things have been happening. I'm still trying to keep up with the speed of it all (buying houses is supposed to take ages, right?). Anyway, I went off to the estate agent with my driving licence, passport and Council Tax Bill to prove my identity on Monday and came out to discover that we'd mislaid 360 years and the Cavaliers and Roundheads were out in force outside the estate agent's:



Most bizarre. Even more bizarre was that the estate agent said it might only take 3/4 weeks to "completion". I now have a completion date of 2nd June - how weird is that?! The survey is booked for next week, and it all seems to be steaming ahead at high speed. Now all I have to do is find a removal company prepared to fill a lorry with yarn and a few bits of furniture.
Monkey has decided he wants this cake at his housewarming (thanks to Debbie for finding the recipe!)

Instead of knitting I've been reading about knitting. I've looked through some of my pattern books (wish I'd done this before as there's quite a few things I'd forgotten I'd got patterns for!). Yesterday in London I acquired a copy of "Knitting Rules" and then kept getting the giggles on the train on the way home. Meanwhile, Mum had been up to York, and just happened to drop into "Sheepish" where she got me a ball of Adriafil New Zealand Multicolour - yummy scrummy! I reckon there's probably enough there for a pair of toe-up socks...

Today I met up with Claire and Carolyn for a cup of tea and some knitting gossip at the Drill Hall. It felt like a Knit Lincs meeting, which is really going to confuse me as it isn't Saturday until tomorrow, when, hey, we have another Knit Lincs meeting! Claire swopped me some DPNs and gorgeous Daisy stitch markers for some Koolaid. (sorry, I can't get the pics of the stitch markers to come out at all, my own fault for trying to do arty pics on a tree trunk). She'd also brought along her Twisted Float Shrug and, wow, it looks even more amazing for real than it does on her blog!

Believe it or not I have been at work this week. Although some time has also been spent devouring the IKEA catalogue. I thought this coffee table might look good with yarn/buttons/beads in the divided bits under the glass!

Posh yarn have started a sock club. Looks very tasty. Am not tempted. Not at all. Do not need any more yarn to move...

6 comments:

Marie said...

I love that yarn-coffee table idea! Inspired!!!

Annarella said...

I love the stitch markers (but then I would...), so pretty!

xx

Mary-Lou said...

wow! - you've definitely had a busy week!

Mary Anne said...

So much happening in your world! I love that Monkey Cake. I see Monkey has his priorities straight on what is most important.

Seahorse said...

I had a lovely time yesterday :) You're right - that coffee table looks VERY useful!

KnitYoga said...

Sounds like you've had a fun week apart from the tubigrip! I'm now wondering whether to have a go at the Magic Loop or not. Still you did knit that sock in record time, didn't you! Love the coffee table idea!