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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Back Under The Blanket

Hello Folks!

I still wasn't feeling all that well last week, so I decided enough was enough and got a blood test at the Doctors.  Turns out I'm very anaemic.  I'm taking loads of iron tablets and the Doc is trying to find out what is causing it.

I had a chat with my lovely boss and we decided that it was best for me to stay at home and get better. Stop soldiering on and just rest.  She even gave me instructions to 'sit down and knit'. 
How nice is that?
I've done a bit but to be honest, I've not even felt like knitting, so in the main I've been dozing under the blanket.

My lovely neighbour gave me these tulips to cheer me up.
I am slowly making this jacket from Designer/Vogue Knitting.
I first saw the magazine whilst at knitting group in January and I think it's fair to say I was speechless!
It is lovely and my favourite thing - cables. 
 All over.  
 It soon became apparent however, that it would be very expensive to make.  It's a chunky yarn, so I set off on a internet trawl to see what I could find.  
Eventually I came up with Jarol Sweet Briar Chunky.  I've used Sweet Briar Double Knit before, so took a chance and ordered it. 
 Where did you get it from? I hear you cry. 
 Good old Kemps.  
Should have tried there first!  It came in at £22.00 instead of the £80 + that others would have been.
It is 70% acrylic 30% wool with a lovely squoosh.
A nice simple pattern not too much concentration needed.
 I sent off my Phoenix Friendship Squares for last month. 
 More cables! Three this time, as a parcel had gone astray to this partner in the past so I made an extra one.
That's about it, I think.  
I'm off to have a quiet time.

As always, have fun.

Bye for now...........................Clicky Needles. 


  1. Sorry to hear that you're still unwell. What a great boss telling to stay home. It's impossible to rest at school! Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Wow! You've got a FAB boss!!!! Sorry to hear you're unwell. :( Hope you feel better soon... That jacket looks gorgeous! lol x

  3. Hope you are feeling better soon! Love the tulips but I really love your granny from the previous post. Get well! Happy Sunday!

  4. Hope that you feel better soon ~ knitting and resting sound just like the perfect combination for a speedy recovery :O)xx

  5. Sorry to hear you are still not well, hope the Doc discovers whats wrong and that you will soon feel better.The jacket pattern looks great, sitting and knitting sounds a good plan
    Love Jenny

  6. Resting is definitely the best way to recovery. I hope the Iron pills work quickly.

    That knitting is gorgeous, I do like doing cables. Good old Kemps, they come out tops every time.

  7. I hope you're feeling better soon, and your boss is the best! The cable jacket is beautiful, and what a bargain on your yarn. Good luck with it. :)

  8. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling crummy again :( At least they seem to have figured out what the problem is. I hope you're able to get back to yourself here soon and are able to enjoy the knitting you are able to squeeze in. Your cables look lovely!

  9. Oh I do hope you are feeling better soon. That's a beautiful jacket. Take care and rest :-)

  10. Poor you. My mum had anaemia and is always glugging Guiness and eating liver. Yuk!

  11. Yes It will take a while to feel better. The Liver doesn't sound so good I have to fancy it just that day, but of course Guiness sounds v good - bottled not on a patch on Guiness in Ireland though! dojo

  12. michele (maryland)27 March 2012 at 14:46

    Please post soon and let us know how you are doing....missing you, lots.


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