Thursday, 8 November 2007


is today's word on HS:MS which is a lot easier than yesterdays word of confused which I avoided. I don't do confused, I'm just confusing instead!

Today I am anxious because Matt is going away for the weekend, with school, on a Science revision thingy in Wales so his bags are sitting on his bed ready for him to pack tonight. He has been on lots of residential trips including Germany earlier this year but it doesn't get any easier, I still worry about him. I don't think the fact that he returned from Germany with a sling on one arm and an x ray in the other actually helps much. On the other hand I am looking forward to a teenage tantrum and argument free weekend - way hay!

My cold is progressing nicely, I now have a dry nose as it all seems to have gone south to my chest - like I need anything else down there. I'm hoping that it will be all cleared up by next week so that I can go and see Mima again.

Matt's scarf is growing and I have an order in for another scarf from Kyle so I must be doing something right. Just not sure that they will be ready for Christmas the little bit that I have done has taken about 3 hours so far. As a result of this I am planning to enter the speed knitting championships early next year. And yes I do know that I dropped a stitch on the red bit but I couldn't find it again and anyway I've told Matt that it is part of the design and what he doesn't know won't hurt him so shhhhhhh. I think it's a valiant first attempt at knitting.




etteY said...

well aren't mothers always anxious about their childrens well-being? My moms always been axious of me not getting married at this age :P

I love your knitting, its pretty for a beginner like you :D way to go!

have fun :D

Jolanda said...

I do understand the anxious-ness you have. I hope everything is going to be fine (I'm sure it will.......)

Mima said...

Glad to hear that your cold is improving, and you are doing really well with the scarf.

Fingers crossed with Matt's trip, I'm sure that he will return safely to you injury free this time!

Hazel said...

Great first knitting task! Good interpretation of anxious - but try not to be.

Caz said...

Great interpretation. The scarf is looking fab.

Mary said...

I know where you're coming from with this one but I'm sure all will be well.

Love the scarf.....I've got a yearning to get back into knitting at the moment.

amandamagpie said...

I really relate to this one - my daughter is 20 and I still worry. Your knitting is fab for a beginner - keep at it and you will get much faster, honestly! x

Bobs said...

Well, the bad news is that you never stop being anxious for your children - even when they're adults with lives of their own!

Love the scarf - in Dennis the Menace colours too!

Shannon said...

I like your take on anxious. I get anxious on trips. I usually pack a week ahead.

Sue Nicholson said...

Firstly you need to watch the cold. I had the same, head, nose, throat then chest. I rec Lem Sip fortified with a little (!) whisky :)

I hate it when the kids go away and can't wait till they come back AND then when they do I wish they would go away again so I could enjoy it properly!!

Good Luck and a great take on anxious.

Well done knitting. LOl at the dropped stitch . . . found it :)


maz said...

Oh I so wish I could knit. Is it a good anti anxiety activity?

Jenga said...

No matter how old they get we will never stop being anxious will we? Love the scarf!

Lynsey said...

I think I'd be anxious as well.

SuzyB said...

Aww - no matter how big they get hey.

And I told you, its not a dropped stitch, its a button hole!

Casey said...

I am sure he'll be fine on his trip. They grow up so fast, don't they?

Love the scarf. I think it turning out great.

Monkee Maker said...

Hey, fab knitting! You'll be able to whip up a monkey in no time!!

And if you hadn't mentined that dropped stitch .... sorry, button hole .... nobody would have noticed :)