Sunday, 29 October 2006

Things will only get better!

As the former Labour party battle cry went ... things can only get better! It's been a horrible few weeks in the Blethers household. One of my close colleagues was taken very seriously unwell and has been in Intensive Care for several weeks now. Another workmate has been undergoing investigations into a possible liver tumour. Thankfully, we learned that it is benign on Friday, which is wonderful news. We have also tragically and unexpectedly lost a 48 year old workmate. Many of us at work are from out-of-area and don't have family in the immediate area. This tends to lead to very close working relationships with us becoming a sort-of extended family to each other... On top of this major issues, the electrics in the Blethers Mansion went haywire and we discovered a 3 foot length of cable had melted and completely merged. The house could have gone on fire at any point - which is NOT the point to discover that we had NO building insurance at all (now sorted)!!

All of this has left my knitting and concentration in a fankle. The Wooley lies unfinished... At least 5 single socks are awaiting their 'sole' mate... I cast on a plain sock in Opal Rainforest 6ply and have been a little disappointed with it. Dr Fish in the 4ply version appears much more vibrant than the rather muted shades of its 6ply namesake. My knitting sanity has been saved by frequenting a new Forum, The Knitters Yarn ( It's well worth popping in for a look, chat and some inspiration.


Blogger angelsandsparkles said...

Sending you good vibes honey that things get better. Hope your colleague is out of intensive care and on the mend. You've had a rough few weeks. Time to get yourself a big bottle of wine and a big bar of chocolate and take it easy!
Take care
P.S: I got that job I went for!

Sunday, October 29, 2006  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

Fantastic news about your job - sounds like some exciting changes coming up for you soon! And your soup made my mouth water!

Monday, October 30, 2006  
Blogger Anni said...

You've had a rough time. Hope things improve especially with your work colleagues. Sorry to hear about your loss. Hope to see on the forum frequently. And get those needles going for a bit of knitting therapy. Take care, Anni

Monday, October 30, 2006  
Blogger terri said...

life is just crap at times isn't it:-(( Its the worst thing when you don't feel like knitting:-O
everything will sort itself out, and in the meantime, keep chatting to your cyber chums :-)

Monday, October 30, 2006  

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