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    Hello from me!

    Hello Dreamy! I've only just found this, so sorry for the delay. Wishing you lots of love, hope your poor leg gets better soon. I have something like 5 WIP (never get a craft room...it just turns into a dumping ground!) so no FO from me for a while either Take good care...I've missed you (and your yummy recipes!) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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    Tuesday Happiness!

    hello all had a frantic day at school and have litrally just stopped all the work I've brought home with me to do...hmpfh! Giddy: nice to see you here! I feel your pain. Bloomin' Bagpuss nearly finished me off! I made 2 for twins and it may never be repeated (though I finally tracked down the lying down pattern so I now have both. Might end up doing it one day!) Goose: hope you're enjoyin The Apprentice as much as I am Buzy: we've had another gorgeous day today, but we could do with a little rain. Maybe over night :cheese: Dreamy: get you! 1lb left! I'm not far behind now Knithulu: how irritating. I'm wondering if I've made the same mistake with the cabled nightmare of a hoodie I've been making myself for the last 2 years. Right, I'm having a sweet craving...best find a yogurt or something to munch on!
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    Have you ever read knitting fiction?

    I certainly have and I still do! i read about Debbie Macomber in a knitty mag, and I couldn't resist a fiction book about a knitting shop which came with a pattern for knitting socks! I really enjoyed 'A Good Yarn' and have read 5 or 6 of her other books. I hunt around the charity shops and car boots and then save them for when I'm on holiday...perfect reading for sitting in the sun with a chilled glass of something beside you!
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    Real Life or Serious stuff - post here please xx

    I echo Susie B...wishing you lots of love and I will remember you in my prayers xxx
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    Sunny Sunday Morning

    Well done! How far are the cycling and swimming sections? If I survive the half marathon at the end of the year, I might be tempted to do a triathalon.
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    Real Life or Serious stuff - post here please xx

    Wishing you lots of love, Twinkle xxxxxxx I'd defo mention the accident, tho, you never know it might help.
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    Sunny Sunday Morning

    Afternoon! Got up and finished school reports, then headed out to car boot sale...only to find it had moved a looooooooooooooong way away! Oh well, at least it's saved me some money. made some little cheescake/cupcake things, which look lovely, and just had lunch. Going to get in some knitting in a bit, I think. Buzy: the rain woke me up in the night, but I was just so glad it came! Goose: hope you manage to get some knitting in Right, off to pick up the needles x
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    Soggy Saturday

    Evening all! I'm being a very girly girl tonight...dyed my roots, had a long hot bath, had a yummy tea of steak, onion rings, oven chips and gorgeous fresh asparagus, done 3 coats of new nail varnish on my fingers and toes and am mid face mask with a vodka lime and soda in my hand! Had a bit of an upset this afternoon...the ex posted back some jewelery i left behind after the wedding with a looooooooooooooooong letter, which wasn't intended to upset me, more him explaining a few things which led me to sitting blubbing in the kitchen for a good hour this afternoon so i felt I needed a bit of cheering up and pampering :cheese: I probably needed to get it out of my system, tbh, just a bit sad he couldn't have said these things to me in person at the time...then we might not have ended up in this situation! Oh well, everything happens for a reason Buzy: bloomin' laptop gremlins! it was really my own fault because my poor computer was fine until i decided to downlad a film from a site I wasn't 100% sure of. Oh well, I've learnt my lesson! Susie B: hello *waves* hope you're ok xxx Right, i think my glass needs topping up...I have a feeling I may be dancing round the living room to the human League later
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    Soggy Saturday

    Afternoon all! Woke up to a very soggy garden, which meant a very grumpy housebound cat. I set off for kickboxing in winter gear and by the time I arrived, it was summer again! Kickboxing half killed me today, so hoping it shows up on the scales next week. Su2ie: Poor A! I'm lucky as my eczema is very mild. I hope it gets better for her soon Goose: hope you're having a good day. Buzy: Don't ever stretch yourself! Hope you have a good day. Right, I'm STILL hungry, so need to find something to eat...see you later all
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    A very belated happy birthday! I've had computer gremlins so I've not been around, sorry!
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    Fun day Friday

    Hello ladies! I've had no internet and a poorly computer for the last few days...it seems to be running a bit more quicly now and one of the broken keys is fixed, but really I'm going to be needing a new one fairly soon, I think Good news...I am now under eleven stone! Woohoo! AND...I tried on a size 12 and IT FITTED ME! And I wasn't even breathing in! :cheese: Buzy: hope sleep comes tonight Michelle: I definatly think an extra case is needed. And find out if they deliver! Goose: lovely wool Su2ie: I can't believe A is 4 months old! Poor little mite with her eczema...I feel her pain Buffy: I hope that you found the cotton Right, time for tea
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    May Day Monday

    Evening all! I'm sitting here with a bag of fozen peas on my foot: I was moving the (thankfully cold) grill tray out of the way when I knocked it and it fell on my foot, right at the joint connecting my big toe to my foot. The air was blue and so is my poor foot! Thankfully I have some ibuprofen gel left from when my wrist was playing up, which took the pain out almost instantly, but it is very swollen and bruised. I was just lucky it didn't hit me on the toe rather than the foot joint, because I'd almost certainly have broken it, I think. It's my own stupid fault though, and at least I now have an excuse to lie here and knit :cheese: Goose: I certainly did have washing weather today! It's been gorgeous again, even the cat has ventured down to explore her new garden. Plus, steak...mmm. Buffy: what sort of veggies? We're growing spuds at school. Buzy: Great minds! I've been having a rummage through sewing patterns this weekend
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    May Day Monday

    Afternoon all Have had a mad busy weekend entertaining, so I'll be taking it easy today so i don't go back to work tired! Just had a yummy lunch of left over picnic food from yesterday (featuring my new favourite things...pickled onions and picallilli! mmmmmmmmmm) and will be cracking on with clothes for school dollies this afternoon at a quite liesurely pace. Got an easy dinner from the freezer for tea (trying to save money by eating out of the freezer this week) Su2ie: hope you get plenty done on the top Goose: fancy coming and doing som washing for me Michelle: just think though, one day she will come out the other side as a well adjusted, lovely girl Buzy: hope you manage to get your knitting finished Buffy: hopefully you should be back to normal after this week right, needles are calling me...
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    Royal Wedding Friday

    hello all! I had a fairly early night last night, so was up bright and breezy at about 7.30. managed a good swim and a dash round tescos before settling down with brekkie to watch the wedding...I'm not a big royalist, but it was a beautiful wedding, she looked gorgeous and he looked the spitting image of his mum. She would have been very proud today, I think Just waiting for brother and girlfriend to arrive so we can have a yummy late lunch...mmm! i'm starving, I have to say Buzy: hope needles is ok Buffy: hope the tidying doesn't take too long Susie: have a big *hug*...hope you get a rest xxx Princess: wow! I bet you're excited!
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    Happy Birthday Knittingqueenuk

    I echo what Dee said...hope you had a fab day and enjoyed all the pampering!
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    Real Life or Serious stuff - post here please xx

    Thank you all very much for your support...it really means a lot to me at the moment. Victoria: I'm not going to be looking for a relationship, no.Tbh, I always used to be pretty content on my own, so once I've got used to it again, I'll be ok I think. Plus, my closest friend has just ended her 6 and a 1/2 year relationship, so we're both starting all over again...nice to have someone to hold your hand! However, I wasn't looking for a relationship last time, so you never know! I'll just let fate decide for me So glad that you managed to find your amazing OH though, after such a difficult time xxx Twinkle: thank you so much for your support: everyone on here is very good at providing a good hug, a listening ear, sound advice and plenty of vertual cake and tea (or something stronger if needed ) So sorry to hear about your bad luck, I really hope things improve for you. I echo the thoughts of all others, make sure that the insurence company know all the details and the extra stress and trauma you have suffered as a result of someone not doing their job properly. it makes me so cross, because my brother has a mobility car and he was really stuffed when he had an accident in bad weather over Christmas. I really hope your bedroom turns out well xxxxxxx
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    Back to work Tuesday ....

    Evening all back at work and the kids are all complaining they're tired...I told them I knew the feeling Was quite nice to sit outside today as the sun was shining. I helped them to make some big wedding cakes out of cardboard boxes and papier mache. Great fun but very messy! I might have a litle rest from knitting tonight as I've gone overboard whilest I've been off work. I've compleated the back and 1 front of my lovely but ridiculously complex aran cardigan, 8 knitted cupcakes and 4 kitted donuts, plus part of a dolly dress for school...phew! Buzy: it's so nice to make something for YOU for a change. K & F: what sort of workout did you do? Hi Dreamy! Princess...go on, be a devil! Su2ie: hope the weather turned out better today. Where in Ireland are you? I was in Bangour at the weekend and it was lovely. Goose: hope you had a great day Sharon: Glad DS is doing so well!
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    Real Life or Serious stuff - post here please xx

    Thank you all very much for your support...you're all right, I just knew if I was going to be in a relationship I needed more then mine was offering, so it was just time to call it quits. Was very glad to get back to work today, tbh, because it gave me some routine and took away the temptation to eat!
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    new knitter

    Hello and welcome! As all others have said...you will soon be an addict! if there is a wool shop near you, go and talk to them because they will certainly be able to help you. They might even have a knitting group, or know of one in your area. Other than that, just enjoy! The mistakes you make are often as interesting and worthwhile as the successes, in my opinion
  20. I'd just like to echo the thoughts of everyone else...this is a very friendly place where there will always be someone to lend an ear. I am pleased that you are managing to be upbeat during al of this too! Take good care of yourself xxxxxxxxxx
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    Real Life or Serious stuff - post here please xx

    RC: sorry to hear dad is back in hospital, hope he is on the mend xxxxx I know I've been keeping a low profile recently, partly because my knitty mojo has returned with a vengence (hoorah!) but also because OH and I have ben having some problems. As most of you know, he has been living in Scotland while I am down here, and 3 years ago he offered to move down to be with me. However, for a number of reasons it has just not happened, so I have made the decision it is time for us to go our seperate ways...neither of us has been making as much effort as we were in the past, and I think that sadly, in this instance, love is just not enough to get us through. Just wanted you guys to know why I'm being a little quiet at the moment.
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    SEB - Photo Gallery & Thank Yous ....

    I have just arrived home, havn't dug out the camera yet...but a HUGE thank you to Buzy for my fabulous gifts...a wash mit with a lovely daisy, a daisy brooch and a scrummy scented soap in a gorgeous little tin! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely love my gifts...glad you like yours! xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  23. Sent and recieved mine...it is on the kitchen table at home while I am away for a few days (assuming the cat hasn't opened it for me!)
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    Soooo Sunny Sunday

    Evening ladies I would have been on much earlier, had I not spent three hours locked out of my house this afternoon! I put my key in the door and it just would not turn, like it was deadlocked. Three hourse, one emergancy locksmith and £130 later, I was finally in. Apparently, with a yale lock the button can drop down over time if the lock is old and deadlock the door from the inside. Beware ladies! I had been planning on having a swim this afternoon, but the pool was closed by the time I got in the house. *sighs* oh well. SEB is done, wrapped and ready for the off in the morning and I am knitting cakes and dolly clothes for school with wool I was given last week (2 big carriers full!) Glad you've had a good day...take it easy Buzy KD: it has been a spectacular day, just as well for me really! Goose: enjoy, hope you get plenty of rows in right, off to have apple crumble (ww of course!)
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    Mothering Sunday

    Happy mothers day! Going to take best friends mum out for lunch shortly, just going to pick up some flowers on the way. I ran out of milk last night and decided to pop to tescos about 10.30 pm...i expected to be the only person there, but the place was rammed! panic stricken men mostly :-P My mummy has recieved her card and I have told her that I will bring pressie with me: nice pair of Marie Curie doffodil wellies! Have a lovely day mummies, hope you get spoilt rotten xxx