Sunday, 5 September 2010
Saturday, 26 June 2010
My pictures are uploading properly today (and the colours didn't come out right anyway!), but it is three skeins of navy, three skeins of pacific heather, and one skein of neutral. I am taking the Sweater Fitness class at Knit Nation and for this you need to know what sweater you want to knit, and have the yarn so that you can swatch in the class - so here we are!
I also went to All the Fun of the Fair - which is more central. I bought two skeins (which I hope will be enought!) of Blue Sky Alpacs Dyed cotton. These are to make a Tulip Cardigan for my new niece or nephew who is due in October.I also went somewhere and bought some bits for another project - but I will save that for another post (if it works...)!
Saturday, 23 January 2010
The colour is actually a sort of duck-egg blue - which I couldn't capture, even outside. It has to be said that I wouldn't have been taking Hermione into the garden for a photo shoot if Hubby was still here!
Saturday, 16 January 2010
- tidied the kitchen;
- tidied the living room;
- tidied the bedroom;
- put away the rubbish that had been accumulating in a basket on the stairs;
- did three loads of washing;
- sorted, photographed and updated my stash;
- packed the christmas decs away ready to go in the loft (they were down but not away);
- put away piles of clean clothes;
- watered the house plants; and
- went shopping.
The result of this is that I am knackered! I have also done some knitting. I am working on a lace tunic made out of Debbie Bliss Prima. The last garment I made from this stuff grew to ridiculous proportions within a week of completion. So far I have finished the back, front and one sleeve. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as though the sleeve is going to fit in the hole designed for it. No-one else on Ravelry has knitted this garment, so I'm a bit stuck now - will just continue with the second sleeve in the vain hope that it will all work out!
While typing this, I am watching Bridget Jones - during which the parallels with Pride and Prejudice are becoming more obvious than previously. Hmm - looking aroud me, it seems that I need to have another go at tidying the sitting room. It has been said before, and it continues to be true - I'm good at tidying up, but not at being tidy.
Friday, 1 January 2010
My word was - and is - grace. Grace is something that I have thought about alot over the last couple of weeks as I have been going through some tough times. Grace is also something that I have needed and doubtless will continue to need. It seems that grace is not something that I am capable of achieving on my own - I can be remarkably ungracious at times, which is why I chose it in the first place. But in God's strenght, I am learning that I can be gracious. It also seems that it is sometimes easier to be gracious in the big things than in the little things (will I ever complete a journey to work in the rush hour without yelling at someone?).
And so my prayer for the new year is for increased grace to help me deal with the things that life throws at me:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to
change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
God, grant me grace.