Friday, January 13, 2006

neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, shall keep me from my appointed rounds.....

......but a bum knee will do it every time!

I'm still confined to quarters with a dodgy chest, but I've now added an arthritic knee which has stopped me getting online - I couldn't sit at the laptop for long enough. However, gentle pottering around the bungalow is having the desired effect, and I can now bend it again.

Well, I had a splendid Christmas. The Beamish Boy came to stay for a whole week, and also cooked a lovely Christmas dinner, as usual. He's a bit of a star :)

Mum bought me 'The Opinionated Knitter' by Elizabeth Zimmermann, which is wonderful. I love EZ - her attitude to knitting is so inspiring. Plus she writes such sensible patterns - for a polo neck, she suggests 'Work P2, K2 until you are sick of it'. Isn't that the way we all do it? :)

I got a variety of books and audio books, plus smellies and chocs. How well my family knows me!

We also had beautiful, thick snow, which looked amazing. Of course, I could enjoy looking at it, safe in the knowledge that I wouldn't have to go out in it!

Nothing from me in Knitting this month, but I think I have two in the next issue. I also have 3 lined up for Simply Knitting - details as I know them.

I'm glad to be back, anyway. I hope it won't be too long before I post again. Happy New Year, everyone!


littlelixie said...

Happy New Year!

Pam said...

Welcome back! I'm glad to hear you're doing better. :)

Mary Anne said...


I'm so glad to see you posting! Welcome back. I hope you are feeling better each day. I'm happy to know you had a wonderful Christmas.

Sarah said...

Good to see you back - I was getting worried. Happy New Year!