Tuesday, 25 November 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Suse-the-slow-knitta ( so I'll have a go at it!!

The Rules:

1) Link to your tagger and list all these rules in your blog.
2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs
4) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

The Facts:

1) I'm a vegetarian
2) I hate hot weather but love the cold! Any excuse to snuggle up with Darren and my knitting!
3) I cry at films which no-one else does, 'Leon' always makes me cry!
4) I love buying new stationary...which is perhaps why I'm always doing a University course!!
5) I have a wool stash which is bordering on the insane!
6) I love cuddling my cat Charlie, luckily he loves being cuddled too!
7) I prefer things to be in order and neat but I live in chaos! But don't mess with the tins in my food cupboard!!

I'm tagging: (this is hard...most people I know with a blog have been tagged!...I'll add to it if necessary!)

More wool and craft fair

Ok so I have an addiction which is out of control....on Friday in York I bought 4 packs of wool (4 x 50g fluffy wool in each) for £1 each...bargain!

Then last night, whilst looking for some black chunky wool....only 2 balls needed...I realised that Kemps ( had the best price at £1.09 for 100g, now I've been longingly drooling over their bargain wool for AGES and I started to put some into my online basket....then before I knew it I had bought it...get ready for this I spent £155.39 (£9.50 was p&p). I can't wait to get it but I've no idea where to put it all!!

Thank goodness Darren is so understanding...but as he said, what about all that you bought for your birthday that you haven't used!!! Of course I can retaliate about all the stuff he has bought and will buy again at the IMATS in London Jan '09 which we are going to!!

Luckily my scarfs were popular at the craft fair so I've an excuse to make more with all this new wool! The black chunky is for an order someone made...

I didn't get a chance to take a photo of my stall...I had so much stuff that it took us ages to set up and then people were arriving. I'll take one at the next fair in 2 weeks. I had a nice day and it was lovely to hear peoples comments about my work!! Thank you everyone!! I take such pleasure in making everything but I can't keep it so this is the logical way to deal with my wool buying/knitting addiction!!

Saturday, 22 November 2008

The gloves are finished!!!

Yippee!!! finally got them done!!!

Anyway we've had some nice days off. We went out for lunch on Thursday and then did some shopping and went to a fancy dress shop for our New Years Eve outfits, Darren has booked his Elvis outfit (the theme is 1970's this year)...I couldn't see anything I fancied.

We spent the morning at the vets with Charlie (annual booster jabs...he's such a good cat there!!), then I had physio....I've now wearing a Tens machine to help with the pain...It's on loan for 2 weeks from them...fingers crossed! Anything that'll help I'm grateful for!

Yesterday we went to York, which is always lovely!

Today as gone even quicker and all I've done is go out with the dog this morning, clean out rabbit and guinea pig cages, housework and knitting (whilst watching Bones series 3 on dvd, which I bought yesterday!)

So, I'm off to bed now, ready for my craft fair tomorrow...

Night night!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Gloves...what gloves...???

Ok, so I still haven't finished the gloves, only 2 fingers to go and sewing up...I've been so tired after work this week and last night the pain was the worst it has been for a while...I must get them done this evening.

I need to quickly hoover and put some washing on. Then I want to have a nice shower and put my pj's on but Darren needs me to pick him up from work and although he should've finished at 5, he reckons it'll be 8 at the earliest!!!

At least we're off for 4 days now, we've got some time together...which despite me being off work for 4 mths, we've had very little time together! At least 6 1/2 yrs on we still want to spend time together!!

Monday, 17 November 2008

Monday morning...

...and it's raining. We had such a nice weekend, in fact we went for a lovely long walk in the woods with Lady yesterday...I was quite impressed with myself! It's the longest walk I've been on since being off in July!

I'm in the final countdown for my craft fair. I need to finish a pair of men's gloves today and make another pair this week. I'd also like to make at least 2 Christmas stockings. I always want to have more stuff than I have made....goodness knows I've certainly got enough to take...more than enough in fact! I just hope it'll all fit on the table!!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Back to work!

Yes it's official I'm back! I was shattered and ached all over but it was nice to see everyone! Things can only improve... :)

Thursday, 6 November 2008


I've had my weekly physio appointment today and I'm can a few exercises and stretches cause so much pain..I feel worse than before the appointment...I know it's working and I'm just grumbling to myself. I really appreciate all my phsiotherapist is doing and I know if I hadn't had to wait so long I would have been back at work ages ago. I've been off since the beg of July and I only started physio 5 weeks ago!

I'm asking for a return to work note from my GP tomorrow, so I should be back next week!! I can't believe how excited I am to be going back to work!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Knitting for craft fairs

I cannot believe how much stuff I have made for the fairs. I just hope I manage to sell most of it so I don't have to bring it all back home again!! It took me ages to price everything. I must do this as I go along so I don't end up with boxes full of things to price! I've got 2 1/2 weeks to go til the 1st fair and I'd like to make more gloves, my aliens/monsters, Christmas stockings and Christmas toys...we'll see what I can do! I made some mobile phone/Ipod covers which I hope will sell well. I'll write out the patterns asap and post under free patterns.

Bonfire Night

It's Darren's mum's birthday today so we always have a big party, not that I like fireworks, but it's a nice family event.

I just hope that Lady will be ok. She is normally fine with fireworks (will go out for walks when they are going off and sleeps through them at home) but this year we've had some idiots letting them off near our house (we are surrounded by older people so I don't think it's anyone local!!) some even sounded like they were being thrown at our house. Anyway Lady got very scared by this as it was like being under attack!! She climbs onto my lap when she is scared or gets under our duvet...she'll have to settle for the duvet and some music this evening. Poor animals. Our first dog used to be terrified of them (and thunder) and would insist on going into the cellar with loud music on. We tried sedatives one year but they didn't calm him he was just a danger to himself trying to get into the cellar!

Anyway hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening!