24th October 2012

Well, I’m improving. Slowly, but getting there. I can now do one thing each day. Yesterday I had my hair cut – a new hairdresser! fraught but ultimately successful. Last night I had the most appalling nightmares, and at one point woke up kicking out, hard. Luckily it was away from hubby. I have accidentally bashed him in the night, but only once.

Deep sleep this afternoon. Didn’t know where I was when I woke up! thought it was the morning . . .

Have made a big decision. I am selling my knitting machines. One of them will be sold back to my school friend from whom I bought it, the other, bigger and more complicated, one is going to be advertised on the Guild of Machine Knitters’ website, which is how I sold the last one. There are so many boxes of equipment in the “knitting room” I had to have help to get them all down and sort out what they all are. I have things I didn’t know I had.

But all sorted out now, all tested to the best of my ability, so the advertisement is written (a full A4 page long) and sent off.

When everything is sold, we will re-arrange the room so that it’s half for craft and half another spare bedroom. I’m going to take upstairs my sewing machine, two boxes of buttons, box of sewing thread, and small sewing box. Also my card making stuff – five boxes of bits and pieces, including toppers, glueing stuff, ribbons and fancy punches. And I have a box of cross-stitch stuff, which I haven’t actually started yet. So that will go up too, and free up at least two (Akrobat) cupboards in the lounge and three (Billy) shelves in the study. In case you haven’t guessed, we’re big IKEA fans.

Have discovered a fabulous new website via the stitch group. It’s called Posh Yarns, and the yarn is absolutely wonderful. The guy dyes the wool himself, and every Sunday night at 6 pm they upload pictures of all of it, with details, prices, etc, and so you can preview it all and make your decision. Then at 7 pm you “refresh” the page and it’s live. You have to be quick off the mark to buy it because by 7.15 pm it’s usually all sold out. It is absolutely beautiful. I can’t stop getting it out and feeling it.

Am considering and researching a colour laser printer. Our colour inkjet print/scan/copy printer is on its last legs and making very odd noises even when it’s only scanning. But the toner cartridges for laser printers are quite expensive. I need to do some more research before we make a decision. I’m guessing that they last much longer than inkjet cartridges, and of course the quality would be fabulous. It’s mostly because of the card-making – I’d like good quality print-outs.

And that’s about it I think for today.

One thought on “24th October 2012

  1. Glad you’re feeling at least a bit better. Chris has both a black and white and a colour laser printer. The black and white is a Brother HL-2030 and the colour is a HP Color (sic) LaserJet 2605dn. They’re both a few years old but still working well. The cartridges are pricy but they last for aaaaaaages.

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