Wednesday, 10 September 2008

A long time coming!

I visited Occupational Health at work the other week to have my regular bloods done to monitor the medication I'm on for the RA. My lovely colleagues there took one look at me and announced I looked blooming awful (just as well the old ego is not tooo fragile, isn't it?) and told me to take 2 weeks off work to rest. I've done as I was told - MrB only wishes he had the same gift of getting me to do his bidding;o). Some of those hours have been wiled away working through the endless pile of WIPs amassed over recent months (who are you kidding, Blogblethers ... several years!!)

One down, several more to go!

Noro Top with short sleeves
Designed by Jenny Watson in Noro Designer Mini Knits
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, Colour 264
Skeins: Pattern called for 4 but I purchased 5 skeins to ensure colour around the neck line
Size: L
Started: January 2008 and e-v-e-n-t-u-a-l-l-y finished September 2008!!

The lovely Aknita ( touched me greatly by nominating me for The Brillante Weblog award. Am not sure about you, but I never feel quite blog-worthy enough to be acknowledged in such a lovely way... H0wever, I just wanted to say thank you to Aknita for her support and friendship over the past few years and to say please head over to her site to see some of the most beautiful Forest Canopy Shawls you will ever see!

Without further ado, I'd like to 'pass on the honours' to some bloggers who brighten up my cyber reading!

The Rules:
The rules for award acceptance are as follows:
1. The winner can put the logo on his/her website/blog.
2. Add a link to the person who gave you this award.
3. Nominate at least 7 other websites/blogs.
4. Provide links of the nominated websites/blogs.
5. Leave a message at each website owner that you´ve nominated.

My nominees, in no particular order, are:
1. a little fuzzy (
2. All fingers and thumbs (
3. Clickety Clack (
4. fluffyknitting (
5. Irish eyes (
6. Riggwelter's (
7. two knits of ivory (

One day I'll master this linking business!

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Blogger Sarah said...

Oh you're too kind - blush blush - BIG hug for you - hope you feel better soon

Wednesday, September 10, 2008  
Blogger Daisy said...

Hope you feel better soon - but make the most of being off work! ;-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Two weeks off will be nice, but nicer if it wasn't ordered for one's health. I hope it does the trick.

You are way too kind with your nom. Thank you verry verry much. :-)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008  
Blogger Liz said...

Oh, thank you, I am truly flattered! So kind of you.

Two weeks off sounds good for the knitting soul, hope you are up to par again soon. Chocolate cake should help!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008  
Blogger Kathy said...

I graciously accept the nomination and would like to thank my mother and father, my fireman, my al and zach and lastly, dear faithful Huck. You made my day!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008  
Blogger fran said...

Hope you're feeling better soon luv *gentle hugs*

Ok, so this linking thing...
Write the text you want to be the link - then highlight it, and up on the toolbar where you'd select bold/italic etc is a little icon of a globe with a bit of chain in front of it, click that and in the box that comes up you can type the url of the page you want to link to (or you can copy and paste it from the browser window ;o) ) then click ok, and hey presto!
I find it easier to write a bit more text after the thing i want to link to as sometimes when i carry on writing after i've made a link it gets confused and makes everything a link and i have to go in and edit the html... we'll save that for another day hehe!

Hope this helps, if it doesn't then holler and i'll try and do some screen grabs :o)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you...I don't feel worthy! I hope you get to feeling better and enjoy your time off. It's nice to be told to take time off, isn't it?

Thursday, September 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh thank you very much. I am pleased you enjoy my blog that much you feel it deserves an award. Thank you.

I hope you feel better after yuor break. The Noro cardi looks fab! I do wish I could knit with Noro, but that one really plays havoc with my allergies, so I'll just have to admire yours!
Take it easy and thank you again.

Thursday, September 11, 2008  
Blogger Lin said...

I hope the rest helps you feel better. The Noro cardi is lovely.

Thursday, September 11, 2008  
Blogger Cycling Knitter said...

oh thankyou
I have never been nominated for anything before!!! blush....

Saturday, September 13, 2008  
Blogger Jo said...

Love the little cardi, I've been close to buying that book of patterns just for that one, thinking it's only a short sleeved raglan, I can do that but never get around to it! Can you highlight the persons name by clicking on it at the beginning and end, if you do that (just like when you cut and paste) and then click the link button, it gives you a box in which you put the web address and tada, well it should link for you!

Sunday, September 14, 2008  
Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Love the Noro cardi and the Febriary lady sweater! Hope you're feeling better and glad to hear your mum is doing OK too!

Saturday, September 20, 2008  

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