Monday, March 2, 2009

Ready for posting

OK the shawl is now finished, totally. It's blocked, parcelled and ready to be posted tomorrow. That means a trip to the Post Office, my closest is 6 miles. It should get there in time for her birthday on Thursday. I hope she likes it. So anybody out there want to see a photo?

Can't hear you, you have to shout, it's a long way out here to the back end of nowhere. Still not hearing anybody!!!

All right so someone wants the final photo, me too, so here you are.

I dashed out during a sunny spell and quickly threw the shawl on the front lawn (looking decidedly shaggy after the winter and not yet ready for its first cut of the year)

I wanted to get a photo in good light and after blocking it is now too long to fit on the rug in the living room. My front garden slopes down so I apologise that it looks funny, that's due to shawl lying on an angled lawn and me trying to fit it all in one shot. I used the phone again for scale.

So now that you are all bored to death of what seems to be my only project I will have to keep you a bit more up to date with other projects. But not tonight, I like to keep something to talk about for another day or I'll run out of things to tell you. I promise that my next post will have other knitting photos and as I have a variety of projects on needles maybe you won't get bored.

This of course means that I will have to get back to some cleaning, cooking, laundry,... I no longer have the excuse of kntting to a deadline (groan). The dust bunnies have been sort of piling up, they are hopping about playfully round the rooms here and teasing poor Pepper (my fat, lazy cat).

DH spent most of the weekend working at his mothers. She had a leak in the drive and it had gotten progressively worse since Christmas. He contacted a plumber but they said to call them again when the leak was dug up. So he spent Saturday digging a hole in the drive and fixing the pipe, then Sunday filling it in again. He is now suffering from aches and pains and bashed knuckles, etc. A lot of hard work, but it is done. The water service had sent her out a 28 day notice to get it fixed or they would do it then charge her for the work.

So no more chat for tonight as it is late and I must post this, finish my surfing and get on to bed. Pepper is waiting somewhat impatiently now so that she can come to bed too.

1 comment:

  1. The shawl is truly lovely! Mine has been frogged because I started with too small a needle. I’ve gone back to a scarf for the moment and will return to the shawl when I decide which needle to use.
    Odd that DH should be fighting with leaking water mains. We and our neighbors have been having the same problems. It is a BIG deal when the whole drive must be dug up! I hope things are better at MIL’s now.
    We are still in the throes of tax season and dealing with it as best we can. Getting way too old for this! How are you enjoying retirement? Hope it is everything you hoped for and more. More soon, K