I promise never, ever, ever to moan about the petty things again.
At 4 o’clock yesterday morning I was woken by a phone call from my MIL’s emergency monitoring system to say that she had pressed her panic button. I shot across to her house to find her struggling for breath. I called the on call doctor who bless him hotfooted it down from the hospital to check her over and immediately admitted her with a suspected silent heart attack.
She is ok, in fact she is is fiesty enough to demand that she be sent home , but she will be in for a few days while they run a few tests and get her stabilised. Add to that more gale force winds and 80mph gusts, hail and torrential rain and you get the picture that things here have been better…..
Still, between waiting for the doctor, sitting in hospital waiting rooms and knitting in sheer worry I have finished the monkey socks – photos when there is actually enough light – it is 1.15 in the afternoon and I have the lights on so I can see to type!
Meanwhile here are a few awful photos of my acquisitions last week in London
This yarn is actually a deep coral pink. It is destined to be a pair of I love Gansey’s seeing as I have managed to felt my original pair……
A couple of balls of very out of focus Regia. Kaffe Fasset. I just fell for the greens and blues – these may finish up as Jaywalkers.
Two balls of Rowan Kid Silk Haze one a sort of milk chocolate, the other brick red
The plan is to team them with these……
Plus a little bit of cream Kid silk night to make a big soft fluffy scarf/shawl. I think it is going to be stocking stitch with seed stitch borders, I want the colours to be the star not the pattern. No idea when I will get round to this as I have some very interesting projects ahead of it in the queue.
I am working with a couple of yarn dyers from the US on new designs to show case their yarns, in fact I am knitting up a pair of fingerless gloves in a fantastic colourway from Anne at Wooly Wonka’s which should be available in the early new year as we speak.
She is getting there – I think I am about half way – the colours in this photo are waaay off, much too blue, but until the weather improves that is all you are going to get.
Gotta go, I want to try and get to the thumb gusset on the first mitten before I go off to the hospital, only two repeats of lace to go
Have a good weekend.