Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A Small Setback...

...in my back to blogging effort.

Our house was burgled last Wednesday. We left the house at 7:45am and I got home at 2:10pm (with an antique spinning wheel restoration project in the boot of my car) to find that the house had been broken into. They were determined to get in too - they smashed two doors and damaged a window in their efforts to get in. It was a bit of a shock. Luckily, whoever broke in was long gone.

That is - long gone with a surprising amount of our possessions including our PCs, all of our camera equipment (except my little point and click Samsung), my entire jewellery box and our spare car keys. As they went through, and in many cases emptied, just about every cupboard, closet and drawer in the house, they left quite a mess behind them.

So the past week has been rather overtaken by this event, its consequences and the administration necessary to deal with it (clean up, police, insurance, garages to arrange for car keys to be reprogrammed / replaced etc.). Suffice it to say that I have not done any knitting and my new wheel project is sitting quietly by itself in our living room.

Yes, I have lost some things of value (including some things of great sentimental value as they were my last link to my grandparents and my great aunt). However, I have no plans to fall into the same kind of upset vortex that I fell into last April when someone tried to steal my car from outside our house. It's not productive and I've long learned to expect no better treatment from Vancouver.

Today, everything that was stolen is simply a long list of things that I have inserted into an Excel spreadsheet in order to email to the insurance company.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

A Good Reason to Knit

My new niece, Lorna, arrived safe and sound on the 29th March 2011 in India.

So I have bought supplies:

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100% Organic worsted & multi Cotton.

The colours are very off on the left - think fresh, neon 'Shrek' and you will be much closer!


All I need to do is find my ball winder and knitting needles.

One aborted attempt at a pair of socks aside, it's been a very long time since I last used them.

I wonder if I can even remember how to knit properly?