Tuesday, 14 February 2017

One done and one on the way!

I can knit socks because the shorter needles don't get
caught in my sling.
These are going to be bed socks for me. The yarn is Regia 'Baby Smiles' 4ply. 75% wool, 25%polyamide, so machine washable. Sold in 50g balls which I bought from Wool Warehouse.
I try to keep myself doing something in the evenings as it keeps me from fancying something to eat. Yes I am still trying to lose weight. At the moment I am not losing,
 I am not gaining but not losing.
But the start of 2017 has not been a good year for me, I have been more ill in these first few months, than I have ever been. I've had visits to A&E, the out of hours Dr, and my own Dr who is very nice and umpteen blood tests. Some very unpleasant blood needles stuck into me, but when you get older, you are much more likely to tell Junior Drs very loudly when they are sticking needles in you that hurt. And I did, very loudly!! My Dh was wincing with my every yell. I have certainly had my money's worth of the NHS and I can't praise Basildon hospital enough. Very good care and very nice Drs and nurses, albeit the junior one I first saw needed to practise taking blood on someone else!! I am beginning to feel  better.
As well as not being well, our house buying and selling fell through, when the people at the bottom of the chain dropped out the day before contracts were to be exchanged, so we had to cancel our removal firm booked for 31st January. There is another buyer but of course we have to wait for them to go through the house buying process. But we will move in the next month.... hopefully.


Maggie said...

Oh dear, house buying and selling can be so stressful. Hopefully things will move along quickly withe the bottom of the chain.

Love the socks, glad you have found some crafting you can get along with.

Hope you feel better soon.

Vickie said...

Nifty sock Chris. I am so sorry to read of your health complications. And the house! Oh dear. I am sorry to hear it. Hang in there dear. I am praying for you.

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad you are finding some time to be able to knit, sorry that everything else is so horrid, I really hope that things will look up soon for you. xx

Joanne Noragon said...

A friend told me the other day, she always knits the second sock first.

Julie said...

A lovely pair of socks.

mamasmercantile said...

I am finding this process of house moving stressful, we are about to exchange contracts anyday, fingers crossed it all works out. Nice to see you are still knitting, I am in awe of sock knitting. Hope you feel better soon.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Oh dear, sorry that your house move fell through. No wonder it can be such a stressful process.
A lovely bright wool to make a cheerful pair of bed socks.

Una said...

Hi Chris,I am so sorry that your health is still not good,but you know I think your fabulous for everything that you have achieved with your arm,the things you have made must have been painful to do so l say well done you,by the way your bag is fabulous I love it,I one tried to make socks but failed miserably.As for me well I haven't done a blog for a while as I too keep having accidents,last October I walked into the open oven door and put a hole in my leg and then got a chest infection while it was very painful and was bandaged from toe to knee,by Christmas I felt better,but two weeks ago I bumped the same leg getting into the car and burst it wide open so now I'm out of action again,I just can't be bothered to do anything as I'm so cross that it's happened again,I wish I had your courage and determination and I do think of you often and what your up to,so now you know why I'm quiet on the net.take care and well done you.xxx.Una.xxx