Friday, 8 May 2015

Five On Friday

My Five Little Snippets

Wouldn't it be nice if there were no time constraints and we could sit here all day reading and replying to lovely comments, visiting blogs and leaving comments.  That's where I found myself last Sunday morning, even though there was lots to do I allocated the Sunday morning slot just to do those things it was doable because of the bank holiday Monday I had a bit longer to do the other not so pleasurable things like housework.

I found it pleasurable because I was able to read every word rather than skimming through with one eye on the clock.  It also made me realise that although it was possible then, it's not always and so to keep this blogging adventure enjoyable I have to make some changes.  I love to receive your comments and I read each and every one but it's not always possible to reply so from now on I will only reply to questions but will still visit your blog if you have one when you leave me a comment, it may take me a while but I will eventually find my way there.

Health Matters

I was quite amazed to get two appointments through the post last week after waiting over two months for an MRI scan result I was quite taken aback to get an appointment for my Gall Bladder Surgery for next Thursday! and one for an Endoscopy on the 2nd June.  If you can remember I was apprehensive  about the MRI scan so you can imagine how I'm feeling about this, but I have had so many well wishes from you all and reassurances from those of you who have had the same operation it's made me feel much better about it so thank you, you are all lovely.  I will tell you all about it when it's over and done with.

If you can remember a couple of weeks ago I was feeling quite despondent because I had finished two of the crochet alongs I was involved with, well look what came in the post and lifted my spirits.

Can you see that cotton yarn? it was just 80p for 50 grams! such a bargain I'm planning on making lots of kitchen goodies with it, and the stylecraft yarn is for the Lily Pond CAL, I do have some yarn in my stash I can use for it but none of the main shades.

I am way behind as they are onto the third part already and I haven't even finished the first nearly there though. I don't really care if I catch up or not I just want to take it slow and enjoy it.

And if that wasn't enough look what else I ordered....

I have joined  Winwick Mums Sockalong! regular readers of my blog will know how I have struggled with the making of socks in the past, this time with the encouragement of all the lovely members of this group I am determined to have a wearable pair of socks before next winter. :)

My progress so far....

I have just received a lovely cute little 30 cm addi circular needle and I'm going to transfer my work onto that, I always get into a twist with dpns.

I have been having problems with my laptop this week it has become infected with malware in the form of adware those pesky adds that keep popping up all over the page and stop you from reading the content.  I have all the relevant anti virus packages  installed but this malware can still slip through.  I have spent the week scanning downloading software to stop it and just when I think I have cracked it, up it pops again. My son has told me I need to reformat my laptop as that's the only way to get rid of it so I'm waiting until he comes home at the beginning of June so that he can help me with it.  In the meantime I'm using my small laptop which is very slow and my ipad not ideal but better than nothing. Any expert advise would be greatly appreciated. :)

Have a great weekend.

Joining Amy with her....

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  1. There are some lovely colours in that yarn stash! Good luck with the socks, laptop and your appointment, I hope it goes well. It is lovely when there is time to read the posts properly, that's why I like to leave them to the evening if I have too much to do during the day! Take care Linda xx

  2. I have to limit my time on the computer, otherwise I would never get anything done but it is a lovely hobby. I had gall bladder surgery last December and was fit and well very quickly afterwards, let others look after you for awhile. Beautiful yarn.

  3. Good luck with your op. Just think of all that crafting you can do with that yarn you bought during your recovery. Great projects as always :)

  4. Knitting socks is a pleasure, once you discover how simple it is. I made so many last year that I am not joining the sockalong but follow it from 'a distance' eager to see everybody's progress! I do love the Lily Pond blanket. Have a lovely weekend.x

  5. It is difficult to balance time constraints and doing justice to our own and other people's blogs. I have reduced the number of blogs I follow so that I can give them due attention and not feel overwhelmed. It's lovely to receive a personal email from a fellow blogger but I'm happy to receive a kind comment on my blog every now and then. I enjoy hearing from my virtual circle of friends.
    I hope everything goes well with your surgery next week.
    You've got plenty of yarn to keep you busy and keep your mind off it. I'm thinking of joining the Lily Pond CAL, but I've probably got too much on at the moment to realistically fit it in.
    Very best wishes,

  6. Yay! another sockalong buddy! I am loving the Winwick community, everyone's socks are beginning to turn out great. Look forward to seeing your progress

  7. Thank you so much for joining in with the Sockalong, you've made a great start! I'm so looking forward to seeing everyone's socks! Your CAL blanket is also coming along nicely, it's lovely to see all your pictures xx

  8. Good Afternoon Linda, I am sorry to learn that you have to undergo surgery.... I will be thinking of you.
    I do understand about balancing reading and writing comments on blogs. It really does take up a lot of time and as much as we want to reply it is not always possible. I have found it so difficult this past 6 months due to family commitments, but when I can, I love nothing more than popping over to visit you to see how you are doing.
    I remember my Nan Ivy used to knit socks and I have one of her darning mushrooms.... do you remember when everyone repaired socks instead of throwing them away.... do you know I still remember how to repair socks.... not that I do nowadays.
    You are wonderful with crochet hooks and knitting needles so I have no doubt you will finish your socks and the end result will be lovely.... they will be fabulous for the winter....oops I should not be talking about winter.... lets enjoy the summer.
    Take care and warmest wishes to you.

  9. So much beautiful crafty goodness underway and going to be underway!! That will be good for keeping your thoughts busy before and after Thursday. I do hope that all goes well with the op - I hear good things from others who have had it - and that you make a quick and good recovery! Just enjoy the crafting time while you have the opportunity!!! See, good from not so good again! Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you have a good weekend and really do hope that all goes well next week. xx p.s. totally understand about the comments, I always thought you were brilliant in replying, but I understand and we will still read and comment on each others blogs! xx

  10. Keep busy !!!
    Have a shinny weekend !

  11. Hope the op goes well. Love the colours of the Zig Zag wool!
    Thinking of you!
    Jacqui xx

  12. Your yarn stash is wonderful !! Your sock knitting is going great!! I have no suggestions on these malware and I too just search solutions on the Internet. I even hate when the ads appear on some blogs and makes it difficult to read. I also don't like when suddenly so many words get highlighted while reading some blogs . No idea if bloggers who are using that are really benefitting from such google Adsense etc.

  13. Good news about the surgery happening, you will bounce right back from it in no time. I agree about the comments, I have been letting mine slide a bit but then I worry if I don't try to respond the relationship of blogging will change for me.


  14. All the best for your operation Linda. Hope you recover smoothly too.
    Love the colourful sock start - look forward to seeing more of it!
    Ali x

  15. I'm glad you've found another CAL to keep you busy Linda! The new colours look great! I am still putting off knitting socks, and have never tried one. To be honest, when I read through a pattern, just the phrase "turn the heel" puts me into a mild panic, and I don't even start. Pathetic, I know. One day it will happen. Your sock yarn is beautiful and will work up into such a cozy looking sock :) Enjoy your weekend!

  16. Love the yarn stash-isn't wonderful to see all those colours together, all that creative potential? I'm sending you the very best wishes for your surgery, I'm sure you will be back to full strength in no time! I know a few people who've needed similar surgeries and they all say the difference has been fantastic xx
    All the best Liz xxx

  17. Beautiful projects & yarn, Linda! I agree with you about blogging&comments, we have to find a good balance :-). For your surgery I wish you all the best, keep my fingers crossed!! Hugs, Nata xxx


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