Friday, 27 July 2012

Long overdue!

I know it has been a while since I blogged but really I have had nothing good to share with you until now.

Ted is happily still here to the amazement and joy of all of us although we have had a couple of rough patches he is still happy and not in pain and more than that he just wants to be here!

I haven't mentioned it but my Autistic sister is going through a nightmare time with Social services and we are having an almighty battle to try and get her to be allowed home again sadly court hearing number 3 will be in November and I am just praying for a miracle to happen for her. I can't really say too much but it is the worst thing ever!

Happily though I can say that Lottie has been offered an apprenticeship in digital marketing over in Liverpool. It will be a bit of a commute but will give her experience and a qualification whilst she earns a little bit as well. In this climate I think that can only be seen as a positive out come for her. Ironically she has also just been asked back to a second interview for another one she applied for but we think that a bird in the hand is worth more than 2 in the bush so to speak.

On the knitting front I am almost done with a shawl for Anni which is quite unusual in construction. I think it will be released later in the year and I will keep you posted on that.

Perhaps at this point you might want to sit down because I have actually finished something, other than commission projects that is! You may remember that last summer at my lowest point I was sent an unfinished shawl by Dee from Posh yarn in a lovely chocolate brown alpaca? Well finally it is finished! It is the biggest shawl I have ever knitted and I can't even begin to express what it means to me. It has kept me company through some tough times and although I have only worked on it intermittently I have felt its presence when I needed it most. It was with very mixed emotions that I grafted the edging together, happy that it was done and I had a beautiful shawl but sad that the process had come to an end.

You can see why I look at this shawl and think of my precious boy can't you? I don't really know why I love Pi shawls so much as they take so long to make a really good sized one but I can't help thinking that they are my favourite shape to knit ever and I have tried a good many!

Hopefully I shall be finishing a few more UFO's soon and I will be back to share them with you all, Sxx


Claire said...

Sarah, so sorry to hear about your tough times. Glad that Ted is still with you, he looks as lovely as ever with your beautiful Ted coloured shawl. I really hope you get the result you want for your Autistic sister, I'll be thinking of you and crossing everything.

Well done to Lottie for getting that apprenticeship. She will get valuable experience that no amount of certificates can match, and the travelling is also good for her. I was hoping that Amber would do the same but she has opted to do BTEC level 3 Art at college.

Sugar Hippo said...

Such a lovely colour brown & Ted looks marvellous - his fur is so shiny! I'm so pleased for Lottie - At least she doesn't have to sweat over her A level results now (although I'm sure they'll be fabulous!). :)

busybusybeejay said...

Blogland seems very quiet so good to hear from you.Well done Lottie.Love your shawl.I don't think I would have had the patience to do it!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sarah...your pi Shawl is so beautiful and I can see exactly why it has kept you company of late. So happy that Ted is happy to be with you all too. Well done Lottie! It's such a tough world out there so good for her getting a job to see her through...