Saturday, 5 January 2008

Some pictures

All the snow had melted by the next morning, so I'm glad I went out in it, as we just don't get that much snow anymore. The photos aren't the greatest, but they do show just how little fell, unlike in some areas of the UK where there is currently an avalanche risk!

I've started making the leaves that are making up my blanket, and I'm very pleased with them, my Mum felt I had maybe bitten off a bit too much, but so far it seems ok. There are 3 leaves here, one is my Mums to show me what the pattern should look like, and two are mine, both with a couple of mistakes, but not ones that will be visible in the finished project. the yarn is far more purple than it looks in these pictures. When I've made 48 like this they're sewed together and make up a blanket, with a knitted border.

Tonight I'm off to be a casualty for a mountain rescue exercise, should be cold, temperatures are below freezing at night right now.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Not quite a white christmas

Well I'm nearly done transferring posts over to the new blog, it's taken a while, but it's slow going as I have to copy each post individually and paste it in to the new post box, and then I have to sort out the date otherwise the whole thing would be a mess. Once it's all done posts from here will be deleted. While I've changed some details, you could still probably work out who I am in real life, but it will be a little trickier, at least the blog will no longer appear if you type my name in to google, something that was a problem with the old one.
I've taken down all the christmas decorations, and crikey the house looks bare, however we had a decoration of snow outside last night, it's barely 1cm, but it does look pretty with more forecasted for later today. I need togo out to the bank, so when I do I'll take my camera and see if I can take any decent pictures. However for now I'm stuck at home, I'm expecting a parcel, and knowing my luck it will be delivered just as I go out, and then I'm stuck with waiting 3 days until I can collect it.
Job for today is to proof read the essays I've written, go to the bank, and to sort out the pile of district commissioner stuff up the corner that I've tried to ignore for a while.

Sunday, 30 December 2007

I spy...

a very big bill. I went to the opticians today for the first time in a while. I've worn glasses since I was about 13, contacts since I was about 17, I know my eye sight sucks, but today really rubbed it in. My left eye has stayed the same it's -2.5 with astigmatism, but my right eye was -3.5, and is now -4.25. I now have the sort of prescription that made me gasp when I heard other people say it.
as it urns out my eye sight is now so bad that I need ultra thin lens in my glasses at a price that made me gasp to. Turns out if I don't pay about £90 per lens I will look like I'm wearing milk bottles, and only be able to have horrible glasses. As it happens I had to put back half the ones I really liked as I need a full frame around the lens even with ultra thin lenses. All in all having eye sight this bad sucks, and at £300 for my glasses plus about £15 a month for contacts I can see it won't be long until laser surgery actually becomes a cheaper option!