Monday, 7 December 2009

Back ... but not for long!

Well, that was a longer than expected absence. I'm back at home now, still in pain, but with no real idea about what's going on. It's been a strange month, mostly spent in bed, and watching a whole heap of daytime TV!

The drugs I'm on have left me feeling slightly spaced out and therefore not much crafting has been done - morphine influenced knitting is always an interesting experience!! I have managed to finish a pair of socks though - a nice straightforward pattern that doesn't require much thought.

I've also made a few gifts for a lovely baby boy who was born the day before went into hospital and who was three weeks old before I had my first cuddle - well worth the wait! Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures before I gave the presents. Doh!

I did manage to get my Christmas Polka Dot Swap off to Australia before the deadline (phew!) though nearly gave my husband a heart attack when he took it to the post office and was asked to pay a HUGE amount of postage!!! Must bear that in mind next time I do an international swap.......!!! Will post pictures when I know it has arrived.

On Friday we're off to The Netherlands to begin our search for a house. We have booked a cabin on the ferry even though it's a day crossing so that I can lie down whenever I need. It's also got a TV, sofa and internet connection, so (fingers crossed) it should be an easy journey for everyone. It's only 14 weeks to go before we intend to move and I'm in complete denial about the amount of packing that will need to be done! Hopefully our search around the Hague will be successful.


  1. Good luck with the house search. Although take it easy because you are still recovering.
    Packing up is the worst part of it, it is a necessary evil, - hope everything all works out for you.

  2. Poor you, hope you're back on your feet soon! Must be a nightmare on bedrest for so long...

    Good luck with the house search, can't believe you're moving so soon!

    Oh, and as always I'm jealous of your lovely pictures :)

  3. If I wasn't so bad at knitting the same thing more than once, I too would have a pair of those (almost exact) socks. I love that 'ooh, it's red! ooh it's yellow! ooh, it's green again!' yarn malarkey. As it is I have one sock.

    I hope you feel truly better super speedily and the house-finding Gods are with you.

  4. Hope you feel a bit better soon! And good luck finding a house in our Dutch country! Have a good trip!