Why is it things always happen in 3’s that ‘buy i…


Why is it things always happen in 3’s

  • that ‘buy it now’ item on ebay that’ been around a good 2 weeks ( the one you HAVE to have) suddenly gets sold the moment you can afford to buy it! And there is no trace of similar item anywhere on the net.
  • the morning after you downloaded the new Lime n Violet podcast, (and boy do you need them on this particular morning to see you through the commute) your ipod decides to stick!
  • one of hamsters decides to play Houdini!

We don’t how, as all her stoppers where on her cage (although one may not have been locked) but Mrs Bob is on vacation. We believe she headed somewhere in the direction of the cupboard under the stairs country and maybe more specifically folded table le sol. We left food, bedding, water and her cage – she had a drink, took bedding and food (whilst we both out today) but is still refusing to return home.

I have nightmares that she’s making bedding from my cashmere/silk laceweight or my alpaca/silk. The fact that she’s a Russian Dwarf Hamster, and as good a climber as she is, could probably not climb the stairs unnoticed does nothing for my nerves.

Knitting is happening, I have severe SSS on the Chain Link Socks and am awaiting some Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Camouflage to make these for Karl for his birthday. I already have some LL in natural and will use Opal Uni in brown for the toes, heels and ribs. I have only the tassels to add to the multi-directional scarf for my Mum’s friend and am I am about 1/4 through the Green Bulky Cable cardigan (which I’m knitting in purple/pink/grey Rowan Plaid) and loving the way it is looking. I finished Wicked ages ago (so long ago that I’ve had to wash it as I love it so much) I will get photos as the weekend – promise!
I frogged the Corazen mittens because at the end of last week I purchased a new coat (one I had been drooling over in Next since before Xmas but couldn’t afford, it then appeared in the Next discount store half price – it would have been rude not get it) which is green/brown in colour and I wouldn’t have worn the mittens in there pink/brown colourway, it is all good practice however. The mittens will be re-cast on but using green and brown. I did however finish my first ever stranded colourwork item – Ring of Fire Hat. I love the design, the colour, everything, except the fact that my head is too small. It is blocking at the moment so photos at the weekend – I am so proud! I may felt it slightly so it is wearable as I am reluctant to give it away as I see it as a milestone in my knitting progress. I will definitely make another but using smaller needles next time.

Off to get dinner, watch TV and knit!


About Lyndsey-Jane

I love to knit, spin and crochet, usually accompanied by music, a good book or good TV. I have had ME/CFS for 6 years and have been recently diagnosed with a type of inflammatory arthritis.

3 responses »

  1. Looking forward to seeing all your knitting, esp. the Ring of Fire hat. Congrats on conquering stranded knitting!

    And I hope you find Mrs. Bob soon.

  2. I hope Mrs Bob returns soon – apparently placing loads of soft bedding in the bottom of a bucket with some food and ladder access is meant to work but not sure where you would find the appropriate sized ladder (who thinks of these things?!).

    Sounds like the knitting is going well, despite threesome adversity. Well done on the colourwork!

  3. Wow, you’re a prolific knitter! Hope the hamster turns up soon.
    Are you coming on Saturday to the knit-together?

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