Tuesday, 25 January 2011

January is the month of Plague

How did I manage to forget that January is the month of plague? The month when infections of chest and sinus really get stuck in, when antibiotics make one feel even worse and the family bring home disgusting colds to SHARE.
One's brain turns to jelly and everything is just so hard to do. But time spent sitting about feeling grim, is time that could be spent making things.But jelly brain means they have to be simple things.

Not the fairisle jumper started last week which has just reached the really hard bit of patterning requiring concentration- tried that, had to unpick several rows several times....perhaps some gentle, simple quilting using these gorgeous Anchor Pearl http://www.coatscrafts.co.uk/Products/Needlecrafts/threads/ space dyed threads purchased recently and just crying out to be used on something....

The nasty bitter taste, a side-effect of the lovely antibiotics, which, I discovered, can be disguised with a chunk of http://www.greenandblacks.com/ dark chocolate ( any sort will do, feel free to experiment and compare as many types as you can find as often as you like) had made coffee drinking an unpleasant experience, but this morning, the taste was gone and coffee beckoned. After several coffee free days,more than one mug would be required so the cafetiere will need to be kept toasty hot.The Christmas cosy is jolly,but just too Christmassy...

The Winter cosy is just too ,well, Wintery...

There are snowdrops out in the garden, perhaps something a bit Spring-like is called for...a root around in the stash cupboard, some left-overs from a quilt made for my niece and hey presto a chance to use some of my new thread...voila, a Springy cafetiere cover and cosy and jacket,hand quilted with my luscious thread.

Had the second mug half an hour or more after making it and it is still HOT,HOT,HOT.Cheers!


  1. BEAUTIFUL colours in your fair isle jumper! Just gorgeous. I hope you feel better soon, less jellified. Love Vanessa xxx

  2. Head clearing slowly,thanks- colours quite hard to work with in artificial light-not the best choice for winter knitting!