Saturday, February 22, 2014
Today it is all finished, washed, blocked and lovely.
this amazing book by Jan Eaton. I cannot praise this book enough. Anyone who loves crochet would adore this book, it is well written with great photos, clear instructions and wonderful colour palette ideas.
I hope whoever wins this. Loves it.
p.s if you want to purchase a ticket - comment and I'll point you in the right direction. They go on sale in early March.
Friday, February 21, 2014
She moved forward, staggered slightly. She needed a bolt hole now. She spied the ladies room and headed that way. There was only one cubicle, it was empty. She knew her face was flushed and sweaty but still tinged with the grey-green of shock, she just needed time now. Time to put her plan into action. Sitting on the closed lid of the toilet, she pulled her bag onto her lap and started to rummage.
She'd seen this coming a while back, still it was a shock. The missed meals, the long calls on his mobile in the garden, the increase in dry cleaning bills for his shirts. She'd decided on a plan of action should today ever come to pass. It wasn't just the shock that affected her, it was fear and adrenalin. In his horror at her reaction she was sure he hadn't noticed her slip her glass off the table, the glass he'd held as her poured her wine. Both their fingerprints were on it as well as her lipstick. She was also sure that lots of diners had witnessed their interactions and her staggering walk to the ladies.
Standing up she took the vial from her bag, her hands were shaking. She tipped a few drops from the vial onto some tissue and smeared it around the inside base of the glass, the remaining liquid she gulped down. She wrapped the small plastic vial in the tissue and dropped it into the toilet bowl. Round and around it sped in the following flush and then it was gone. She felt so sick and dizzy, they'd told her she would, it would be quick too, already she felt numb in her feet. Fumbling for her mobile, she found the photo of him, smiling across a table in this restaurant, taken three weeks ago. Her sight blurred and her fingers felt numb. Knees buckling, she sank down on the floor. Her last conscious thought was, if I can't have him, no-one will.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Originally uploaded by loobles2002
This was a mystery shawl KAL (knitalong) by Ysolda. I chose clues BABBA. Took 1.25 100g skeins in Eden Cottage Pendle 4ply in colour Teal knit on 4mm needles.
Knitting a clue per week it took 5 weeks to complete, average about 2 days knitting each week. It was cast off last night and is blocking in this photo on Mum's dinning room table.
It's a nice easy knit and makes a pretty shawl.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I'd been having a really shit day - this made me feel so much better when I got home.
Knitters are the best people. Thank you Alice.