Friday, June 30, 2006

Too Busy For Words

Well what a week its been. Full of accounts, tax returns and being lumbered with the management accounts of where we live as well. Hardly any time for anything at all never mind lots of knitting......

At least my husbands tax has now been submitted so thats good. Perhaps I can get back to some soothing knitting now thats out of the way.

The only thing I have managed to work on is on Kitsch, which now has a back finished and I'm on the front. I had real mental breakdown trying to short row the shoulder shaping and after 2 evenings admitted defeat. Maybe I was just too tired from all that paperwork. Who knows, but my poor brain just couldn't manage it. I might try again but for now have had quite enough.

I started sewing in some of the million of ends on the back too. There are so many it looks like a tassled rug and I cannot believe how long it took me to do just one side of them......I honestly thought it would take me a year to get them all done. On the front I'm trying to get a few less ends by transfering stitches onto the other needle if I don't have to carry it too far rather than cutting the yarn. Using 5 colours I haven't even bothered trying to carry them all up the sides, it would just be too bulky at the seams. Of course using a circular needle would have made the transferring of needles unnecessary, but just not enjoyable enough as using my lovely Brittany's.

I haven't bought much recently yarnwise and not a great deal accessory wise either, which is always good for the wallet. So when the House of Fraser sale was on and I spied a packet of RYC Cashsoft in Crush that my DH insisted would look lovely on me, I was quite happy to buy it. Already I've got a tie cardigan planned for it....

Then what happens! Get Knitted has the cheek to get the Bagsmith Project Bag in stock. And of course I HAVE TO HAVE ONE. Now preferably. I have managed to restrain myself so far but have saved it in my shopping basket and will order it very shortly!



How is this for a belated birthday pressie? Fab isn't it! I'd being eyeing up Curious Yarns sock yarn for ages and finally I get my paws on some - so thank you Jackie very much!

Thunder is really really unhappy. We took him to the vets today to have his nails clipped by the nurse and he's been hiding in his house ever since. And that was hours ago.....he seems to be really upset with his dad though for some reason, though it was me that held him so the nurse could trim his nails. I bought some nail clippers while we were there so next time hopefully we can avoid the stressful trip to the vets. Poor Thunder. I hope he forgives us soon......

4 comments:

Linda said...

Our Italian Greyhounds need their nails clipped regularly, and much as I hate it, I do it, becuse, as you say, it saves the trauma of a stranger doing it. One, our boy, particularly hates it and tantrums, but my son discovered that if we wrap his head in a towel so that he can't see it, he copes better. I bought the good, strong nail clippers from the vets because the flimsy ones hurt more.

scarletprincess said...

Aww I'm sure he'll get over it with some fuss and affection. I absolutely agree that the RYC Cashsoft is right for you. I'll look forward to seeing it being knitted up!

Chris said...

Oh, one of those very cool project bags? *jealous* Great presents!

Oh, come on out, Thunder. The bad part is over... Have you ever trimmed his nails? Strangely for how naughty Chaos is, he does very well getting his nails trimmed - he even purrs, because he knows that he gets a treat when it's all over, if he's a good kitty.

juliet said...

well I hate having my nails clipped too! I am really unhappy if anyone goes near my nails or feet. However some people love it I gather - so maybe there should be a bunny nail and beauty bar at the vets? Theophilus doesn't seem to mind his nails clipped, he just likes people to see his best profile I think (very vain rabbit)