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Friday, 27 January 2012

I've been making........

..... a cardigan for my daughter. The pattern said to knit the back in two parts, but as I'm not brilliant as sewing up thought it wold look better if I knitted it in one piece. So out came the circular needles. For about a quarter of it there were 350 stitches on the needles! I'm really pleased with it. What do you think? And sorry about the colour - not had very good light for a while now so this is just lit with the sitting room lights.


It's actually a soft grey. The yarn is a Rowan yarn the Z bought months - maybe years - ago, and this is it's fifth metamorphis (is that even a word?)! Z kept getting bored until she finally asked me to knit this with it. Watch this space as I complete the rest of it.
Oh! And I'm chuffed that I've finally managed to do something creative. :-)
Speak soon.
Jude.x

Monday, 23 January 2012

Quick update!

Internet has been down so apologies for not updating the blog - only been able to access the www. at work, and that is so slow it takes 6 minutes to open my Facebook account! :o No. Really. 6 minutes. It used to be quicker back in the days of dial-up internet....... (Well, webpages in general, not FB because obviously FB hadn't been sent to annoy us back then!) No photo's to share today.

Anyway. R had to have another medical in the quest for his HGV licence. Only it turns out not to be a medical - just a "fit to drive" report from our GP. Who supports R fully. So there is now no excuse for the DVLA - except that I have come to the conclusion that the DVLA are total numpties. In theory his licence could be here by the end of the week. In practice I am now convinced that it will be the middle of February because according to their website they aim to make decisions and return "medical" licences within 90 days - which takes us to the middle of February.

Things aren't good for me at work, but it's a long story, so will save it for another day. And I should know more anyway in a couple of weeks.

Change..... My one little word for 2012. I have been trying to change; to make changes. I feel slightly more positive than I did, so getting there.

Biggest change? My boy came back from LA. To inform me that my lovely American Daughter............ is soon going to become my lovely American Daughter!!!! She is starting the process to get his Visa. Hopefully (for them!) he will move out in July/August, and then I'll be off to LA in September to attend a wedding! O. M. G. I so didn't see that coming.
OK. I'm leaving it there because I'm still trying to get my head around the fact.
Back soon.
Jude.x
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