HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY STEVE. He's the child who was responsible for maiming me during childbirth. He was 10 pound 12 ounces and he got STUCK.
I finally got all that damage surgically 'fixed' in 2008. And it nearly killed me!
I had a quick look back to that time on my blog, and it was scary how badly that all spiraled into a nightmare! If you are interested in reading all about it: edit: sorry, wrong date! Friday 27th of June, 2008 is the start of the operation saga.
RIGHT .... onwards!
Since grabbing me knitting needles, you poor buggers have been visually assaulted with me knitted blocks.
Sorry 'bout that.
But, as this blog is about anything and everything I do in me life... you just have to put up with me, or leave!
But, I am aware I'm probably boring you to death!
Today I will show you blocks 10 & 11. Then hopefully later on I'll have some photos of other stuff.
Stew has suggested we go out and about, and see if we can find something to hold me knitting patterns upright while I'm actually knitting. I've been using a cushion, but it sucks.
So... here's those two new blocks:
... was a tricky one too. It's called Smocking Stitch. It looks like the smocking on the front of a baby's dress/shirt. I love it.
But it's a shit to knit too.
Oh well... it wouldn't be interesting if it wasn't a challenge eh?
So, I'm looking forward to getting out of the house today. Yesterday I literally stayed inside all day, except to hang out washing.
Need some fresh air.
It's getting a bit cooler here now. I am wearing socks! And a long sleeved thin cardigan too.
And the freakin' hot flushes are settling down again too... thank god! Maybe the weather is helping?
I swear, they really do drive me mental. It's now been about 9-10 years for me. So not fair. Some women never get any!
I was talking to a woman at the Hospice Shop recently, and we got to talking about hot flushes, and I said I'd had them for about 10 years, and she said she'd had them for four.
I said : "Four years, you poor thing".
And she said "No, I have only had four hot flushes ever!"
Pfffffft. That sure made me NOT feel sorry for her.
Try almost 10 years, and up to 24 times a day (and that is a VERY conservative guess)!
I hope like hell I'm not grizzling about them in another 10 years!
Right, time to go make a start on the day...
COTTONREEL: thanks for that, I will go have a look when I've got a minute spare.
PAULA & ENZ: yep, I think we are going to Warehouse Stationary to look.
Well... we had a look around and saw several options. Some cheap, some bloody expensive!
And got neither.
I am sure I can make something from stuff we have here at home. edit: Stew is making it for me... even if it takes hours and hours for him to get it done. nah nah na na. MEN!
ABOVE: Bex has made a Banana Cake for Steve's birthday. she is going to ice it with Chocolate icing. YUM.
ABOVE: Stew made me a pattern holder. And it didn't take hours after all. Thanks Darling.
End of Day: such a nice day. The temperature is dropping, so much more comfortable for everyone.
Steve got a Birthday cake made by Bex (photo tomorrow), and we all had a lovely dinner of Pizza and Cake.
Very happy that my 'knitting area' in the lounge is workable and comfortable now.