Saturday, August 11, 2007

Tempus Fugit

Where does the time go to? Here we are half way through August or so it seems, and I seem to be so busy. Managing elderly parents from a distance is challenging, especially when one of them is suddenly taken ill. FIL was discharged home earlier this week thank goodness, and is making progress, Mr A is on his way now to collect MIL from the respite care she has been staying in. FIL still thinks he can manage without help - watch this space! It's very hard to take a back seat when you know his life could be made a lot easier, but I respect his decision even though I don't necessarily agree with it!

My lovely friend terri ( scroll down a little ) is taking part in the Great North Run this year to raise money for the Toby Henderson Trust and I wanted to do something special to help. Up for auction on the Crafty Threads 'n' Yarns forum is this beautiful one-off never to be repeated skein of Yarn Yard Merino Tencel yarn ( 50% merino, 50% tencel, 100g, 330m, handwash ) so if you want to own this beautiful skein get on over there, the auction ends on Thursday 16th August at 10:00pm. Thank you n for dying it for me. The yarn is called Jasmine btw - in honour of terri's niece. And the colour ( on my screen ) is an accurate representation of the colours IRL.


I have been so very busy recently, and I apologise for neglecting my blog. I think this will be my last post till early September so I will leave you till then with Bob from Knitty

Bob
Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton # Tope
Needles: Size 6 Millwards


My only modification was to knit Bob with a front and back and not in the round as the pattern suggested. It's a good fit and very easy to wear, and very straightforward to make. The pattern suggested that if knitting a front and back, a total of four more stitches should be cast on. This is to accommodate seaming in mattress stitch, which I don't use, so I just halved the total number of stitches.


And thank you to Linz for nominating me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger - I am honoured to be so! I'd in turn like to nominate Christina and Linda, two of my fellow participants at Colinette's crochet course last weekend.


I will see you all in September!

13 comments:

gilraen said...

You look great wearing your Bob! :)

That is a lovely prize to donate Joy!

I hope you raise loads for Jasmine.

Auntie Noo said...

Bob is looking lovely there! and I must get over to the forum to look at that yarn - looks so yummy!
Hope the rest of August is more gentle and restful for you.

Knitbert said...

It was lovely to see you again, albeit briefly, at Colinette last Saturday. I have been quite useless as a blogger in July, maybe we just need to accept we are taking a summer holiday! Your Forest Canopy is gorgeous, and Bob looks lovely on you. I hope to see you well rested in September.

Piglottie said...

Bob looks great! And what a lovely yarn, and a lovely thing to do. I hope you have a good break Joy and that life calms down a little for you.

Christina said...

Bob looks great. Nice to see you again at colinette. shame I can't make the other course, oh well!! thanks for the nomination, I've had 3 now ;) to my shame, have still not put up the button, but will do soon, i promise. that yarn is yummy, you are very kind for offering it up!!

LadybirdLinz (:i:) said...

You look gorgeous in BOB, it really does suit you.
I hope things settle down for you soon...a little R+R has got to be in order.
Take care xxx

Jo028 said...

I love your 'Bob'. I'll be doing mine in the 'flat' too if I ever get to start it! Well done on donating for such a good cause, hope it goes well.

Seahorse said...

Bob looks great! Hope things settle down for you and yor extended family.

agatha quafflepuncher said...

The auction is so kind of you Joy!! The yarn is gorgeous too, such pretty colours. My sister was very touched when I told her about it;-) Thankyou x

blog-blethers said...

Bob (and you!) looks fantastic, Joy! And sincerely hope that you and MrA get a little time to look after yourselves just now...

gilraen said...

You are up for another award! Check out the post on the 13th on my blog :)

A well deserved one too :)

Christina said...

I've nominated you for an award too, probably the same one as Gilraen, no doubt!!!

Spinayarn said...

Lovely top Joy :)

I hope you are having a good break and feel a little more refreshed now.