Sunday, 21 March 2021

One finish and two more on the way

 One bag is finished completely ribbon and all.   I am well pleased.

And with the momentum from that I started on another in Kogin work = Japanese darning.  But this is B.O.R.I.N.G !!!!   I like the effect but it is going to take many hours to complete and I lost interest quickly.   I must admit though, that the fine linen and the Au Ver A Soie silk thread are a great combination.  

So I started another the same as the first and merely changed the colourway around a little.   This is coming together well and has relieved the boredom.    I shall go back to the Kogin when this is complete.   And then I think the fourth one will be in traditional blackwork.

So far so good.   I am happy that the linen is being used to good purpose and I'm enjoying the finished product.   Two more Christmas ornaments are almost completed so I'll show those next time.

Any spare time is spent repairing the mistakes in the HDEM's knitting.   I took her to the optometrist last week and it appears that there is little that can be done to effect any improvement and she is almost at the point of deciding that once the current stock of wool yarn is all knitted up she may call it a day.   I will be happy if she gives up the knitting as I don't really enjoy it and am having to do quite a bit now to assist her progress.   We have discovered that she can operate the iPad to stop and start audiobooks and this is giving her access (through the public library) to a better selection of books than those provided by the Blind Foundation for their Talking Books.  So there are pluses and there are minuses:-)   All the medical professionals we see tell her "you're doing very well for 90 years old" to which she smiles and later tells me 'they would say that wouldn't they.   Wait till they reach this age!' 

Until then....

8 comments:

  1. Such beautiful work Margaret, a feast for the eyes.

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    1. Thank you. I'm enjoying working on these bags and have some lovely ivory silk which I am using to line them.

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  2. The little bag is beautiful. I think your mum is doing great! My mum is 92 and hasn't knit in a very long time, she wont listen to audio books either she pretty much sits all day doing nothing but thinking about the past.

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    1. Hi Maggie. Mother is doing well but I admit that she is getting a little repetitive with reminisces now and then ;)

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  3. I love those beautiful flowers, such pretty Summery colours. The darning makes a nice border but I think that would be enough for me to do.
    Glad the DBEM can find a new hobby to replace knitting. Does she enjoy any podcasts? I find they are a nice way to feel like you have company when you are at home on your own!

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    1. Thanks Jo. I appreciate the reminder about podcasts as over the years we have listened to some excellent ones.

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  4. Hello Margaret, i just found out about comments on my previous post earlier this year, it all went to spam box and i didn't know it..
    Anyway, thank yoiu so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment. i really appreciate it.
    Hope to be more updated on blogs..
    Love the bag you just finished..so colourful. Happy Weekend!

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  5. Those little bags look great, I love the look of the kogin on the fine fabric!
    It's sad your mum might have give up knitting, but I'm sure it must be a relief for you, having had to help her so much.

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