Thursday 30 July 2009

I should be declared an official disaster zone

I think there's a hex on me. One that doesn't affect me directly, but that affects those around me.

My aunt came down on Monday for a couple of days to give me a hand with Mam, and promptly had a nose bleed that was ridiculously heavy and wouldn't stop. I ended up having to drive her 40 mins to the nearest hospital where they've kept her in and she's still there. God love her, some holiday!

I've had to drive up and back to her since, and deal with Mams freaker when she heard the word hospital. All I want to do is go home, climb under the duvet and never emerge again. I've had enough stress!

Poor Alice is being really good, she's bored and I'm trying to find time to spend with her, but it's hard when you're dashing around everywhere. The weather has sucked too.

On a positive note, all the sitting around in waiting rooms etc has meant I got Hedera finished on time!

Pattern: Hedera from Knitty

Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot in Wildflower

Needles: 2.5mm dpns that are going in the bin immediately as they've left me with a scar on my left index finger they were so sharp.

I'm so thrilled. I didn't think I'd get these finished to be honest. The heel is a bit tight and the heel flap is way too long in my opinion. These may well become gift knitting or go to my Dad.

I've also completed a baby bib from One Skein, pics next post.
Dmaxi left a great comment on my last post. Apparently I am now a member of knitting scouts and I have qualified for this:

The “MacGyver” Badge (Level Two) - The recipient must demonstrate clever use of a knitting tool in a non-knitting-related scenario. For instance, recipient has used a strand of Regia Bamboo to slice cheese, or repaired a small appliance with a metal knitting needle.

I think this is hilarious. I'm sitting in the hotel lobby laughing as I type. I'm sure the receptionist thinks I've a screw loose!

Have a good one!


Alrischa said...

I remember seeing all those awards ages ago. They really are a laugh.

Would you really give pink socks to your Dad? hehehe. Just the idea makes me want to knit pink hats for my brothers. Ü

WorstedKnitt said...

Sorry I haven't been reading for a while due to holidays. I'm so sorry for your Mam! I do hope you can enjoy the holiday anyway and cope with the stress *hugs*

Tara said...

I really like how your Hederas turned out! such a happy colour (kudos for your Dad for wearing them, that's my kind of man).