Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm all wound up......

I've got a day to myself today, so I shall hopefully have something resembling a Babette square to show you later on.......!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Crochet Crazy!

Thank you for your kind comments regarding Basil. We still miss him like mad, but every day is easier, although I still expect to see him coming very slowly around the corner whenever I am sitting here in the study!

As promised, some crochet updates. For you pure knitters, apologies for my going over to the dark side, but I am telling you, it is much quicker that knitting, although you can't concentrate on the tv quite as much!

OK, firstly, I am getting along with the hexagon blanket well. I can see quite a lot of mistakes, but am choosing to ignore them!

Secondly, my Babette colours.

I am winding them all into balls at the moment and then I need to sort the colours into numbers and then I'm off!

I went to a training day yesterday where there were 45 or so of us leaders in a hotel conference room. It so reminded me of the film "The Witches"!!!!! So lucky a small ginger boy didn't come wandering into the room............

Monday, November 10, 2008

Goodbye My Old Gentleman

September 1989-November 2008

Very sad news. Basil died yesterday morning. He was 19 years and 2 months old.
We had been together a long time, since he was 12 weeks old and I was 24.

He was with me through chemo, and with me before even I met Rob and before Lily was born.
He was the most calm and easy going cat (as long as his dinner was on time) and I will miss him so very much.

It is so strange getting up in the morning and not seeing him there, or having him come around the corner.

I know he will be more comfortable now and I hope he becomes a beautiful panther in his next life, but I am happy to have known him and loved him, and had him love me,for so long.

Friday, November 07, 2008

It's coming!!!!!!!

Lisa from First4Yarns emailed yesterday to say the cascade for my Babette has arrived. I ran through the colours with her this morning and she was sooooo helpful, and we changed and added a couple and she's posting it to me today, I should have it by tomorrow!!!!!!!!

I can't wait!!

Oh......just thought, I'll be winding it into balls for about a month, and now I wonder if I can remember how to crochet.......

Oh well, nothing can spoil my joy today!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Still waiting.......

for my cascade to start my Babette. But I have discovered something to keep me going in the meantime. Check it out here on Ravelry or look at Ruth's beautiful version here. I have loads of odds and sods of DB cashmerino left and so it'll be a good use of them. Ruth has helpfully written instructions too, for the crocheting novices among us (me) so I am planning to give it a try this afternoon when I have an hour.

Emily, out exchange student arrived on Saturday from New Jersey. She is a lovely girl and fits in nicely. We hadn't bargained on the differences in language though, there are so many!!!! Chocolate, thankfully, is universal!

Great news on the Weight Watchers front. My area manager is really pleased with my figures and has said I can open a new meeting earlier than we had planned. Originally she had said after Christmas, but I am opening it on the 19th November!!!!!! I'm very excited.

I am also very excited that Obama was elected last night. What a great choice America made. I'm interested to see what changes he makes, but so pleaaed that McCain didn't win. (sorry to any Republicans out there!!)

Fireworks night here tonight. We had to explain it to Emily. Strange how something so normal for us sounds so ridiculous when you try to explain it out loud.....