Thursday, November 6, 2008

Where the frick.....

have I been?

Doing a whole lot of stuff actually.

I went to the UK to visit my very sick Grandfather. The Welsh for Grandfather is Taid ( pronounced like Tide). He's an awesome guy who served in the merchant navy in the 2nd World War. Afterwards he was a monumental mason, making gravestones and other memorials. You might remember my Nan passed earlier this year, so when I heard he was ill, I dashed over there as soon as I could.

Turns out, after a nasty scare involving pancreatitus, diabetes and "old age" he's still as strong as an ox. Go Taid. It was great to see him and great to spend some time with some other members of my family.

In knitting news, I've almost finished my Kureyon blanket. Here are all the squares I have laid out. And to give them some sort of scale, here are my boys........
Four of these 'strips' of squares are now sewn together, but two remain. I thought I had 20 squares, but alas, not. I've bargained for the final ball of Kureyon and await it's arrival before I place the final 10 balls into the last two strips.

Bigger news involves our family moving up to North Carolina. Charlotte to be exact. My DH's younger, younger sister already lives there. We've visited a few times and LOVED it. Not to mention it's home to the Turtlegirl. My in-laws who currently live closeby will also be moving there. Exciting times. Let's hope someone buys our house soon. Or at least by Florida's "season's" end anyway.

More catchup soon, but for now, let's make-do.

Disco xxx


IrishgirlieKnits said...

yay!!!! so nice to read your post and all your good news!!! And I've missed the boys!! Look how big they are getting!

I think if you, Turtlegirl, and Zonda not too far way are all in North know I'll be visiting someday!! Keeping my fingers crossed that the house will sell soon!

And wow! The blanket is looking fabulous!

Bezzie said...

I've heard nothing but good things about NC--from my little brother who just left--ha ha!

LOVE the blanket! Can't wait to see it all seamed!

Jo said...

I'm glad Taid is feeling better!

I had been wondering where you had gone off to. And as much as I loathe moving, I think Charlotte and its accompanying Turtlegirl would be a wonderful place to move to.

cpurl17 said...

I'm so glad your grandpa is strong as an ox!!

Charlotte sounds like a lovely city. I'd love to visit someday!

Jo said...

Charlotte is lovely, but I'll miss visiting you on our yearly Fort Myers trips!