Now back to knitting and The GBSB too

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I have been truly wiped out with a heck of a cold for the last couple of weeks so knitting, crafting and blogging has taken a back seat. Sadly this even included my birthday and all the plans I had surrounding it – so things got cancelled and reworked and put off. On top of this hubby has gone off for a two week business trip (after my birthday, he was here for that at least) – so no-one’s been home to make me hot lemon and honey and generally fuss (he might think this a good thing!). Thank goodness for the bolstering of good friends, I thank you, you know who you are.

So at last I am almost back to feeling ticketty-boo (quoting from a 2001 film I caught yesterday!*) and I am almost back to crafting too so you may see more from me on here over the next couple of weeks.

Today I started a child’s sparkly bolero, the yarn sparkles and the sunshine does too. Yarn from my stash.

When unwell knitting patterns and yarn would not play ball. Thank goodness I’d just finished the last hat I was making but it went off to it’s new home without a photo snapped. So today picking needles back up I am not nagging myself that I should be returning to a larger half-done project and using part of my stash means I can restock sooner.

The Great British Sewing Bee is back on TV as well so at least there has been some sewing inspiration albeit no sewing action. Who else has been admiring the contestants progress? Will anyone guess who might win overall? I know it’s early days but … I am already thinking Leah or Jen. It was sad to see Ben go but maybe his talents lie in fabric design rather than fabric manipulation? Just my opinion, I am no expert and enjoy the show as entertainment only.

Happy crafting to all.

*2001 Film, Crush with Andie McDowell, incredibly girly film. I realised I was watching the outfits just as much as the story. How I wish I could sew better and I would love to try a bit of millinery one day.


11 thoughts on “Now back to knitting and The GBSB too

    ReginaMary said:
    February 27, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Glad you are back on the mend. It probably felt like you were never going to be feeling yourself again! I chuckled at your movie reference. I love quirky phrases! I am going to make it a point to use that one at work today and count how many funny looks I get.
    Be well,

    quiteayarnblog said:
    February 28, 2019 at 7:19 am

    So sorry you haven’t been feeling well! But glad that you are on the mend and got some good relaxing in while in recovery. I heard that same phrase in an episode of Midsomer Murders! We had to back up the video twice until we were sure that’s what we were hearing 🙂

      tinaor responded:
      February 28, 2019 at 9:54 am

      Thank you. I love hearing slightly quirky quaint English sayings/words. I grew up at the English seaside with perhaps a slightly traditional (old fashioned?) upbringing and was told when I worked in London in my late teens/early twenties I still said enough of them myself for it to be found endearing! I guess I’ve probably lost a lot of that kind of thing over the years.

        quiteayarnblog said:
        February 28, 2019 at 3:41 pm

        That must have been a lovely place and way to grow up 🙂 I love quirky and quaint sayings too! What are some of your favorites? One of mine is “Bob’s your uncle!”

        tinaor responded:
        February 28, 2019 at 6:18 pm

        Now I need to think ….. ‘I feel poorly’ – I was told most people say ‘I am unwell or I am sick’, or if you are Antipodean then you are ‘crook’ (used to work with Aussies and Kiwis a lot!). Then there’s ‘toodooloo’ as a form of goodbye. I like ‘Bob’s Your Uncle’ too, or as my husband says ‘Robert’s your Mum’s brother’ ! I shall have to think of others later.

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    February 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better. And thank you for reminding me, I’m two episodes behind on GBSB and hubby isn’t hear, so I can watch them this evening in peace 🙂

      tinaor responded:
      February 28, 2019 at 6:49 pm

      I watch them when mine’s not around too! I have to say I like Joe Lycett and I didn’t think he would make a great Claudia Winkleman replacement. Check out his jacket on this week’s episode – let’s just mention the fringe!

        Dartmoor Yarns said:
        February 28, 2019 at 7:35 pm

        Claudia annoys me on everything except GBSB, where she did feel rather irreplaceable. However I think Joe’s doing a brilliant job.

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    February 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    here, not hear!

    quietwatercraft said:
    March 3, 2019 at 7:43 am

    I hope you’re all better now and a (very late) happy birthday!

      tinaor responded:
      March 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you. I am, and am still enjoying birthday chocolates which were gifts. Chocolate can make the world feel a lot better!

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