Wednesday, 2 November 2011

New shelf.

I guess you are wondering what on earth the title is about and why I am excited by a new shelf! My kitchen 'project' began 6 years ago but was not quite the finished article as we needed a tiled area behind the Rayburn. I really wanted a shelf to go above this and so we put off getting the tiles until the shelf was sorted (which we never got round to). Finally I ordered the shelf earlier on in the year and yesterday it was fitted.


I can't tell you how happy I am with it and I know it doesn't look amazing from the picture but it really is lovely and will look even better when we have tiles on the wall. It may take a while to get the tiles though because it isn't easy to go out at the moment with Ted still so ill but we will get there eventually - I am a patient girl really!

I am sure you are wondering how Ted is getting along and until last week things were not so great as the diuretic tablets were not working and his tummy was swelling up again resulting in me needing to get up at 2am to let him out. The cardiologist decided that the only solution would be diuretic injections 4 times a day and it was our last hope really. So I have to give Ted injections at 7am, 1pm, 7pm and 2am everyday and he has tablets as well at 6am, 1pm and 6pm. I have to confess I now go to bed at 9.30pm because I just fall asleep otherwise and I am more than a little shattered most days but Ted is responding and is feeling much better. We don't know how much longer we have but he is a joy to have every single day.

On the knitting front I have finished the mystery shawl test knit and can't wait to be able to show you the whole thing. It is a lovely shape and size and really quite large so perfect to wrap up in and feel 'sparkly'. I am feeling at a bit of a loss after 4 weeks of monogamous knitting on this project and so whilst it was blocking I managed to cast off the second 'Sweet jazz' scarf (pictures to follow) that I was using as car knitting for a while. I have picked the brown shawl back up again but have switched to my chiagoo needles so I can at least see the stitches better - I will keep you posted on that one.

I think I may have bored you all senseless by now so will pop off and leave you in peace. Take good care of yourselves! Sxx

4 comments:

busybusybeejay said...

Poor Ted.You are so good being so devoted to him and his needs.I am looking forward to seeing photos of your knitting.
Are you having any problems leaving comments on Claire's blog?

Sarah Knits said...

Have managed to leave a comment for Claire no problem but I always log into blogger first before going to the individual blog site.

I am devoted to Ted because he has given me so much I feel it only fair to give him back whatever he needs.

Will try for more pics soon. Sx

Sugar Hippo said...

I think your shelf looks beautiful! What a lovely bright kitchen you have. It looks perfect and I'm sure when tiled will look even more gorgeous. I'm sorry poor old Ted has sore patches (they must be sore if he's not eating with gusto!) He really is a trooper and you must be the equivalent of a doggie Florence Nightingale. xx

Claire said...

Poor Ted has had a rough ride - I hope he is responding well to your devoted nursing. Can't wait to see the knitting you have been doing.