SELF-HELP #26

A new pass time – queuing 🀐

I have had a day off today and have spent most of it trying to sort medication for parents and partner. Lots of queuing outside pharmacies and GP reception with lots of space in between myself and the next person. Currently allowing no more than 3 inside at a time. These are very sensible precautions and quite frankly I preferred waiting outside, although glad it wasn’t raining β˜”

But people are so rude. Comments like I phoned my order through this morning why isn’t it ready were common. Those of us who’s scripts went in days ago waited patiently. The staff were rushed off their feet and still smiling and being polite πŸ‘Ό

I am back at work on Sunday and still trying to get my parents’ prescription! Hopefully I will be able to unwind a little with my knitting. I have got a new book Knitting with your leftovers by Fiona Goble which I am quite excited about 😊

Please stay safe.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #24

Eyeing-up future projects πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I work in adult social care and yesterday I took a client to a local care farm and just look at the new arrival!

His name is Coco? Named after the clown NOT the fashion designer!!!

Just look at all of that lovely wool. I am going to be talking very nicely to the farm people from now until shearing time. That would be a really nice addition to the stashπŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

Anyway back to the stash-busting. I am halfway through a little jacket and a couple of hats but no photos as my knitting will fade into insignificance compared to the very handsome Coco.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #25

From one crisis to another πŸ€”

So the river is going down and there is just the mess to clear up. Although it is raining again today β˜”β˜”β˜”

Boris visited Bewdley the other day, that is twice in 12 months, he’s almost a resident!!!

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-51791346

And now the news is full of COVID-19 πŸ˜‡

The supermarket shelves are not as full as they usually are and the poor staff are rushed off their feet trying to keep the shelves full. We are not going to panic buy. In the event of self-isolation we will be rooting round at the back of the cupboards and in the depths of the freezer. Perhaps some of those tins that have been there forever will finally get eaten. So we may have some dodgy meals but we won’t starve…

On a brighter note I have started my walking regime again. It feels so good to get some fresh air and see the Spring flowers 🌷🌷🌷 and the early blossoms 🌞

Spring has sprung. The garden is a mess. We may run out of food but I have plenty of yarn in the stash to see me through any possible isolation.

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #23

Finally finished Friday…

My partner becomes a grandpa at the beginning of April. His daughter is expecting a little girl – I went to the Baby Shower last week. I have been working on a little cardi for her which I have finally finished this morning 😊

Taken a while as lots of ends to sew in!!!
And from the back.

So this month I will be using up some of my baby yarn stash so as to have some bits and pieces to offer on the big day β˜†β˜†β˜†

Maybe something in just one colour next so as I don’t have all of those ends to sew in…

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

FEBRUARY ROUND-UP

Woolly bits and pieces AND rain β˜”

Happy Leap Day everyone.

I went to a Baby Shower today and I have eaten far too much cake 🐷

My woolly gift β™‘

So quite a productive month:

Cowl, pom pom hat, 2 sets of mittens and a ball of red yarn after frogging THE hat!
Baby blanket, booties and mittens.

And there was also the baby Guernsey but that is with baby O now β™‘β™‘β™‘

WIPs:-

The wavy jumper;

A scarf;

A baby cardi.

And a big clear up after the floods.

Hoping for a drier March but Storm Jorge is blowing a gale outside so don’t think next week is going to be much of an improvement!

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

SELF-HELP #24

The power of nature 🌨🌨🌨

The river is very high

The fence is nearly completely submerged!

I dragged this out yesterday afternoon, not because I am particularly fond of it or the old wood inside it but if it floats away over the fence it will be a piece of single-use plastic further down the river!

The river breached the flood defences the other night and neighbours round the corner have been evacuated!

I am cheering myself up by packing my gift for the baby shower on Saturday β™‘β™‘β™‘

Apparently there could be another 10 days of this β˜”β˜”β˜”

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘

STASH-BUSTING #22

A knitting disaster!

A few posts ago I shared a pair of red ridged mittens which I was quite pleased with 😊

I decided to make the hat to match and here it is:-

The rolls on my neck match the ridges on the hat……

It seems rather large but the pattern says that it should fit an average adult head, and I thought my head was bigger than average!

It looks like something one of the seven dwarves might wear!!!

I have tried wearing it in a slouchy way but it keeps falling down. I am not happy with it so time for a bit of frogging 🐸🐸🐸

Woolly wishes,

Jane β™‘β™‘β™‘