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Sunday 25 November 2012

The Elves have been Knitting.

Hello Folks.

I'm pleased to tell you that I'm better and almost back to normal, whatever that may be.

I happened across a this pattern this week for a knitted clock cosy.   I knew I had to make one and wasted no time.  As soon as I started trying it on our bathroom clock the Clicky Needles' gang started to make derisory comments.  I couldn't have it at home.
I knew however, that our Reception class would be appreciative of my efforts and carried on.
I waited until the class had gone out for gymnastics and snuck into their classroom.
The class has been looking at the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker and have already found a shoe that the Elves made when they left some felt out.
When they returned from gym they squealed with delight and told their teacher that the Elves had been back again.
Mr Clicky and me have been painting the living room this weekend.  It's taken us 4 months and 8 matchpots to find the perfect colour, when we decided we still couldn't quite be bothered to get the brushes out.  Anyhoo, with Christmas on the way we decided it was time to get on with it.  We'll need new curtains as well, so I'll let you know how that goes.
Whilst moving things out of the living room I came across some squares left over from granny blanket so I'm joining them together to make a dolly blanket for my neighbour's grand daughter.
Sorry about the rubbish photo, it's so dingy here with all this rain.
I found some bargain lilies at £1.20.  They smell fabby.
I've been into town and bought a few Christmas pressies, and came across this lovely ribbon in Wilkinsons.  £1.00 each, 3m on the green and blue.
 And lastly, I popped into the sewing shop and got some spotty fabric to line my Crochet Lucy Bag.  
 The ric-rac will be used for Christmas decorations, watch this space ~ although if the decorating is anything to go by..............

That's about it for now.
As always have fun........Clicky Needles.

Saturday 17 November 2012

The Lurgy

Hello Folks.
A bad start to today's post.  I have the lurgy.
The germ ridden kids at work have given it to me.  I've been off since Wednesday ~ full of cold, with a blocked up head, popping ears and a runny nose.  In fact I'm trying not to snot on the keyboard right now. 
The older I get the more I seem to pick up bugs and the more I ache, which somehow doesn't seem fair.

This morning Mr Clicky suggested a quick pop out to Asda in Cheltenham, not for a food shop, just a mooch around and I did find a few things there to cheer me up.  If you've followed my blog for a while you'll know that it's fair to say I'm obsessional about my Christmas decorations.  This year I'm going for jewel colours ~ a new thing for me ~ so these will fit the bill nicely.
 I couldn't resist these glittery tea lights.
  I also got a set of fairy lights for £5.00 ~ you can never have enough ~ and an Ideal Home Magazine which I wouldn't usually buy but it had a 2013 Calendar and some Christmassy ideas.    Actually I have no want or need to have the ideal home, and if I look up now I see cobwebs on the ceiling and marks on the carpet.  
I started the back of my Olivia Jumper, the front with all the cables is too much my aching head.  The moss stitch has a 
a lovely rhythm to it, but is now making my arms ache. Huh!
That's about it for now I think, I'm off to curl up by the fire and go to sleep.

Have a fun week...............Clicky Needles.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Bimbling Along


Life has been carrying on in the Clicky Needles' household much as normal.  I missed my usual post last Sunday, partly because I didn't have a lot to say and partly because DS was using the computer for homework. 
When I was ready I got sidetracked other people's lovely blogs; still better late than never.

As it is Remembrance Sunday DS' rugby match was stopped at 11.00 and they observed the two minute silence.  They played two matches today and won both of them, so a happy boy.

School has been a bit manic for me, on Tuesday I went on a trip to @Bristol which is a great fun, hands on Science Centre.  The following day we had a Science Subject Ofsted Inspection so we're now awaiting the report to see how we have done.

Mr Clicky and me went to see Skyfall on Friday.  I'm a Bond fan and enjoyed it Daniel Craig very much.  I won't give anything away if you've not seen it.

As we've had a cold but sunny day I've pottered around the garden tidying up a bit.  This is certainly a change from last Sunday which was wall to wall rain and snow.
I've carried on with my Olivia jumper, the sleeve is now finished.   It is close fitting and I'm a bit concerned that it is too tight under the arm, we'll see.
I've started a scarf in that Sublime Wooly Merino I got in Ally Pally.
It's just stocking stitch as I want it to roll inwards.
I've received some more squares for my Friendship Blanket.
 The ones I'm making for (last!) month need to be jewel colours.   I had several stash dives hoping to find something fitting but unfortunately I found nothing.  Why I looked a second time I'm not sure ~ was anything new going to turn up?  Anyhoo when I was in Stroud with Mr Clicky yesterday I found this which should be fine.
I'm going to get cracking on that later.

We've had some new photos from La Petite Maison. Why not pop over and have a look?

That's about it for now I think, as always have fun.

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