Thursday, August 25, 2005

Knitting Club & Troubles

Me and knitting clubs are a bit of a challenge. It's not that I don't enjoy them, quite the opposite in fact. It's just that I can't knit and chat at the same time. Actually, that's not strictly true. I can knit and chat, but manage neither very well at the same time. Yesterday for example, I came home after knitting club and found that I'd managed to do an extra k2tog for no reason I can think of, and also decrease an extra 2 stitches on the sock I'd brought with me. So then I had to drop the stitch down to the error and fiidle about with lots of DPNs till I'd fixed it, then frog 2 rows to get to the correct number of stitches. Hmmm. Not quite what I'd planned!

I'm still working on the halterneck top, though progress is still slow. And Shingle is only missing one sleeve so will be all done shortly.

The felted bag is on a go slow too. Mostly as there is a lot of iCord to be done which has to be the most boring thing to do. I did try a wooden french knitting thingy but that gave me headache and was just as boring as iCord so gave that up. But I'm looking forward to getting the bag finished as I need a new bag, I mean it's been at least a few months since the last one!

I finally cancelled my subscribed to Vogue Knitting in the US and resubcribed to the UK distributor GMC last week. My fall copy hasn't turned up yet, but I'm hoping it won't be long now, I'm still feeling like the only person missing their copy and I want it NOW!!!

There is something very strange about yesterday. I had 3 bad things happen, not major but still annoying the same. Firstly the confirmation arrived for our holiday next year and they'd put the wrong name so that involved a rather irate phone call as I was told I might have to pay to have it changed even though not my error. I wasn't going to and it was sorted today with no problems. Secondly I picked up my DHs photos that he'd been taking of his work that he needed. Half of which were just useless and fit for the bin. He's not been blessed with my photographic skills and hadn't used the flash indoors. Oh dear. The third incident was when Sky Digital decided it would no longer work. By then it was no surprise - just one of those days.

But what is peculiar is that today I've been reading my favourite blogs and found out that 2 of them have had awful things happen to them yesterday. One a household disaster and the other a much loved pet incident. What is going on?

It seems something calming is much needed so here are some pics of the Maldives I took last year. The first pic is of the beach villa we spent 2 blissful weeks in. Swimming with turtles, seeing dolphins, having stingrays and baby black tip reef sharks swimming past our villa every day. Oh yes, paradise really does exist!


Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness, can I live there permanently. I love the turtle picture, it's breathtaking, and the fish, yep, that's where I'm retiring.

Linda said...

They look like our two pet clownfish. What a fantastic spot, too. I think bad luck often comes in threes, like the superstition says.

Tracy said...

Wonderful photos....I want to go there NOW!

Andrea said...

Looks gorgeous. It's my dream to go to the Maldives and these photos have just reinforced it. Hmmm how many more years until that investment policy matures?