Sunday, May 25, 2008

A little updating

So I haven't fallen down a hole and vanished. I've just been a bit blog uninspired. Anyway I'm happy to report that my things are a little better. I have started physio which is working as I can now feel my left foot properly but it has had the temporary effect of making my back more painful. I'm still off work and have been told by the physio not to go back just yet as it could just make things worse. Thankfully I'm lucky enough to have paid sick time.

The Anniversary sampler got finished just in time. The designs are by M designs and were stitched on 28ct Antique linen using Gloriana silk in Cranberry.

40th Anniversary project

There was a family party to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary held in the local Cricket club. Scotland is not really known for Cricket playing but there are quite a lot of teams and my dad does enjoy watching it. There were a few refreshments taken by my parents to celebrate. They even made a wee speech

Mum and Dad

Not sure they were really fit for speeches though. Just before the party, my sister managed to get in contact with one of our childhood friends who we hadn't seen for about 16 years. We met her for lunch and she came along to the party. Balwinder is on the left and my sister is in the middle. Obviously I'm the other one.

Balwinder, Nic and I

There was also a bit of dancing. My Aunts, cousin and Mum couldn't resist a little conga.


In amongst party preparations, physio appointments and gym going, there has been some crafty activity. I paid a little visit to Edinburgh just after my last post and met up with Karoline and her lovely daughter for lunch and stash shopping. We visited K1 yarns which recently opened and bought some lovely yarn. Alas I forgot to take pictures.

I've been knitting more socks during my time off. These are No purl Monkey socks in Lorna's laces shepherd sock in Georgetown.

No purl monkey socks

And some very bright plain socks in Regia Nation shade 5399. Trust me, these are even brighter in real life. My camera doesn't capture purple that well.

Regia nation rainbow socks finished

Stitching wise, I have finished a couple of things which need finishing. I'm hoping to get a bit of finishing done this week and the strong desire to stitch rather than knit is coming back. Its a pity I can't stitch and knit at the same time.


Susan said...

Happy anniversary to your parents - it looks like they enjoyed their party!

I hope you're feeling much better soon!

Karoline said...

It looked like a great party :) I hope the physio works

Concetta said...

Your M Designs finish is beautiful! Great photos!

stitcherw said...

Looks like you all had a fun time, and your anniversary piece turned out gorgeous. Fun socks too. Hope your physio goes well and you continue to improve.

Mandella said...

Lovely knitted socks, as always. Keep 'em coming.

Congratulations to your parents, but are they going to kill you for putting up that photo LOL! Your Dad looks like he's brushing your Mum's hair with that microphone ....

Hope the physio is a success.

karenv said...

You all look like you had a fun time, Paula! Your wedding anniversary gift is beautiful.

Sharon said...

What a lovely, lovely gift you made!! I'm glad that you were able to enjoy such a fun party...hugs for a speedy recovery!

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MysteryKnitter said...

It seems the anniversary was a success. I hope your body gives you a break.