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Sometimes it would be nice to get a phase in life where it is a hot sandy beach, complete with waiter who brings you drinks with the wave of a flag. Right now it is mountains and the said climbing of such structures, of course purely in the metaphorical way.

My writing this past week or two has been a bit slow. This is in part to my health getting in the way. It is hard to type when your wrist is sprained! Also there has been such issues of housework! I allocate in my daily schedule time to do things like sweep the floor, change washing over etc but as my husband has decided to change room structure / paint the kitchen work units / play DIY demon, I have been left with extra clearing up to do! It probably would not take someone without my issues very long, but with me it takes a while!  However my time has not been spent in vane. I have been researching and cross referencing.

It has not been all easy going.  I have had to climb a few of those metaphorical mountains.  I collapsed outside the school (again) this time it set shock waves through my daughters friends, and her teachers.  My daughter asked me not to collapse at the school again, because she then worries whether I am OK! So we decided to put a different scheme into place. I sit in the car at picking up time, and my daughter comes to the car with her brother.  This is a great responsibility for her, which she seems to be enjoying.  Also my husband now takes them to breakfast club on his way to work. This has had quite an effect on me, it felt like I was failing them as a mother. I felt that if I could not do simple things like this I was a poor mum indeed. I only wallowed in self misery for a few hours! I had some lovely messages on forums and phone calls from people.

There is another downside I am also having to deal with, and I will admit this is proving a fairly big mountain to concur. I now feel even more socially isolated than I already do here. My husband is having to go away this weekend to work in the outer Hebrides for a week. Unfortunately it is part of his contract here, as much as this proves very difficult for me. However the major effect this has, is that I am feeling even more isolated than before.  I can’t go out shopping. I can’t take the kids to the beach. I can’t even take them to the play centre. I feel very very lonely. If it is not for the lovely people I know on-line I am sure it would be worse.  I am worried that there is no one around to help if I have to go to the hospital for any reason.

I am also facing another mountain to climb after this one. I know there is a possibility with my husbands job that we might be moving within 18 months. How am I going to make friends when I collapse. People already tend to treat me with caution. How am I going to make friend in a new place? One way around this might be the use of a motorised wheelchair. I am not certain whether this will even be suitable around here, it is all hills! Also I would need a special hoist for the car.

All I know is I am finding this hard. I am lonely and this is really quite a big thing for me. However I will get there, some how.

My own blog

If you are interested in what I am getting up to now come and say hi at http://wyndwitch.wordpress.com 🙂

Kittyslim aka Vikki! Congratulations hun 🙂

I used a random number generator & got the number 20. Vikki’s was the 20th post

And as last time I drew a fibre (this time randomly out a hat)

Spinmerightround 😀 Angua will be yours 🙂

Give away

I have been so astounded by the kindness and support given by my UK RAK group on Ravelry I have decided to do another give away.

You get the chance to win either yarn or fibre from my Flutterby Creations Shop. All you have to do to enter, is tell me what you like (or if you want something dyed) and why you would like it!

So on your marks get set go – this will close on 1st of July

I know I am not the only one addicted to sock knitting out there, that is why I am going to be mean and horrid and lure you into my web!

Today is a real socky day in this house. I have some gorgeous cash sock coming! This is a wonderful yarn with merino / cashmere / nylon! Also is about 400m long! So one skein will make an average foot a pair of luxury socks! I am aiming at selling this in a rainbow colourway. However before I try this process on expensive sock, I am running it through on normal sock.

So today we have 6 colours out lots of little skeins ready to go – oh and the music is up! Will report back later with the results, if I have not been taken away by the music police first!

I am going to be adding a page to this blog, where people can see my yarns knitted up – so to tempt them further.  However I am going to have to post a picture of these here. The lovely Rosie (mufasasmum) has knitted these tube socks up. I made the cat jump, I squeed so loudly when I saw my yarn knitted up! Especially this one, as it is one of my personal favourites & best sellers.

Deaths Daughter tube socks – by Rosie

Deaths daughter knitted

Now there is nothing like a weekend away from working to revitalise the creative cells.  Although now it is back to Friday I could do with another weekend away 😀

Here are my latest colourways

Buzz!

buzz

Zing

zing!

Black Lace

black lace

This is Lily – This is from Sarah Barnards Portal Series of book – link can be found in the side bar.

lily

I can remember being stuck in a class room, having been bored to tears by Physics, feeling like the hours were never going to end. Now I feel they are running away from me! It has only been becaused I collapsed and damaged the soft tissue in my knee, and thus having to rest it up, that I have been able to catch up on things like blogging! So please excuse this big post, as there is lots to catch up on.

Firstly let me present Megan.  Megan (moggle) was one of the winners from my competion. I met up with the lovely Megan when at wonderwool last weekend.  I was able to present her, with herself in yarn.  Here she is.  She will be soon available in the shop.

meganShe is Alpaca and silk.  She in human form is just as lovely in yarn form, in real life.

Now we have Lini.  Lini was the other winner in my competion.  Lini is as mad and crazy, yet totally likeable as her yarn!  She is Aran weight.  This is available in my shop now.

lini

Now for a little bit of cute factor!

My son loves his dinousaur more than anything else in the world – well apart from his baby moo cows! Anyway he took it into school once, and someone took it from his bag and ‘hid’ it in the bin in the boys toilet.  It was only by guidance from above, that I found and resuced it. Since then every day he has to have it sit with me.  This morning I had my blue suede colourway, ready to be skeined.  This is how he left it

dino-nest

This is blue suede skeined up, for sale in my shop!

blue-suede

Busy weekend

It has been a nicely busy weekend.  I tried to do some gardening, which literally crippled me, hit my ticker conditon off big time! So I left that to the other half.  Instead I decided to go and hide away in my craft room.  These two tiara’s are the finished articles of what I made. I also have done some spinning & some knitting results soon to be seen! In the mean time, here are the photo’s of the two tiraras.

I am proud to present Longdraw James, the fibre winner of my competition forever imortalised in fibre!

ldj