Friday, January 18, 2008

Dyed in the wool...

I was on the computer very little yesterday but have had no more news of Karen - I know her sister in law would have been in touch if there was any change though so I'm praying she's continuing to improve.

My own sister in law H is emigrating to New Zealand at the end of February. We will all miss her and her family very much. H is a very keen knitter and she has given me a bag of wool she has spun and dyed herself. I expect once she's settled in NZ she'll probably start keeping her own sheep! The wool is lovely and the colours very beautiful and I can't wait to start knitting something with it (see photo above). The top photo is my blanket made out of knitted squares - I'm busy finishing off the last strip of edging and then it will be finished! I'm a very "basic" knitter but I find the act of knitting very relaxing.

Well, back to work for me for now...hope everyone is having a good Friday.

6 comments:

picperfic said...

Barry had to visit Slough yesterday and today so I came with him as he was staying in a lovely Hotel and I felt like being spoilt a bit. Right now I am in the foyer, eating yummy roast beef and horseradish sandwiches. I have just ordered a pot of Earl Grey and I have purchased an internet card so I can play on my lappy! All the while I am sat here I have been knitting and reading blogs, it is quite refreshing and different. I must admit, the young lady being interviewed for a job commanding a salary of 40K plus a car was very interesting yar yar and just a glass of water thank you...how the other half live! I wonder what her profession was, gold digger maybe? lol

Akelamalu said...

I used to knit a lot years ago when the boys were small. I just got out of the habit but I really used to enjoy it - as you say it's very relaxing.

artisbliss said...

How lovely to get a gift of hand dyed and hand spun yarns! Glad to see you're putting them to good use. Knitting (or any handwork, really) can be very therapeutic.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Cj,
My best wishes for Karen and I feel what you mena that your sisinL is leaving for New Zealand, I wonder what you will make dear from this pretty wool.

Have a great and creative weekend! I hope to see you also back on my blog, you're being welcome,
Greetings from JoAnn Photography

Kaycee said...

Very colorful photos! It sounds like your sister in law and her family are in for an adventure.

I hope that you have good news about K. Enjoy your weekend.

HUGS
Kathy

Anna said...

I couldn't knit to save my life...

Hope you are having a good weekend!