Friday, July 27, 2007

patient, moi?

One thing that amuses me when I tell people that my number one hobby is knitting is the number of times that I get the response "Oh, you must be very patient". Oh no I'm not. But I've just checked on Ravelry, and it seems as though I'm going to have to be...

Found you!
You signed up on June 25, 2007
You are #11030 on the list.
4015 people are ahead of you in line.
9921 people are behind you in line.
33% of the list has been invited so far

Sigh...

Still at least it is a case of the 9k+ being behind me, rather than in front.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I've been quite subdued this week, as my Uncle Claude (dad's younger brother) died on Monday. Claude was my godfather, as well as my uncle, and I spent nearly a year living with him and my Auntie Joan in 1981-2, whilst I was doing a secretarial course. They made me so welcome! I'm never going to forget my Uncle's smile(the widest I ever saw) nor the fact that he taught me how to do running stitch quickly. (I was so surprised that A MAN could sew).

But I've finished Harry Potter (loved it!), crocheted a scarf and a corsage, my KTog mates kept me smiling on Tuesday night and my sister, brother-in-law and niecies were in Cambridge for the day on Wednesday. We went punting and shopping and it was so good to share hugs and laughter. And my darling Graham's been as amazing as ever.

4 comments:

Lyndsey-Jane said...

so sorry to hear of your loss, glad the knitting is keeping you busy. I agree knitting isn't about patience, that's cross stitch knitting is much more about instant gratification. By the way, Ravelry is so worth the wait, i'm totally addicted!

insaknitty said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle, Rosie. I've been wondering whether or not to sign up to ravelry; wasn't sure what it would entail.

Karen said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, Rosie. I lost a very special uncle a while ago, and he's left a big gap behind him.

picperfic said...

Sad news about your Uncle, Rosie....

Glad you had fun in Cambridge....I went punting on the Cam when I was 14, I must take Maisie on one before she goes back to school!