Thank you everyone who joined in the conversation last week, it was brilliant and I hope you will want to join in again this week too. Please don’t be shy, although I called this Knit and Natter, if you crochet or sew, or don’t do any of these you are VERY WELCOME to Join In. Thought I would add the word Sew into the post title to try to convey this.
At work we had a mantra, ” If you always do, what you have always done, you will always get, what always got!” In other words if you want a different outcome, chances are you will have to do something different. I have found myself thinking that twice this week.
Firstly we had the What do we do about frail elderly people who need care issue. I’ve not forgotten this, just because of terrible events. Once again the politicians want to “kick the can down the road”, as Mr E would say. Until the social care system becomes part of the NHS, there will always be the debate as to who should pay, and how much and should it be capped. For one, I cannot understand why someone with an unhealthy lifestyle who has a heart attack, stroke whatever, gets their treatment paid for, but someone else who has looked after themselves, eaten healthily, exercised,doesn’t smoke, not drunk to excess and never had a major operation should have to pay for their treatment( I know we call it care but really where is the care in penalising the infirm) if they suffer mental ill-health in the form of Alzheimer’s. It is just not right, and it needs bottoming properly as they say in these parts.
And then there is the terrible event in Manchester. I have very happy memories of a concert I took my youngest son to at the Arena. We had such a great time and looking back some 14 years later it is one of the highlights of his teenage years.I feel so sad that people have died, been injured and all have lost the potential of equally happy memories. So we are urged to Keep Calm and Carry on. I have done my best, I have been for walks, gone shopping, done gardening, dusted the house, read blogs , everything I would do normally. But why should I stay calm? Why should I not get cross at this senseless loss of life. Time for change I would say.
Enough from me on that , over to you.
Lets talk sewing hey. My middle son has finally found happiness and is getting married in the summer. He has asked me to make bunting to create a Village fair atmosphere. Right…. I have started the cutting out.
I have bought 3×1 metres of different fabric. I think it looks pretty. And I also plan to crochet some heart-shaped bunting too.
I consulted him last night on the idea of running a scavnger hunt for the children. He was all for it, providing I did it. I need to think of 10-20 items for children to find. The setting is a hotel , small garden but large village Green and playground. Any ideas most welcome. There are 19 children coming, aged 1 year to 10. Loooking forward to it and hopefully be enjoyable for the tiddly pushes.
Knitting has gone on the back burner a bit.
I am on the left front of a baby cardigan in 4 ply Sirdar Snuggly. I always forget how little newborns are.
And some crochet, the baby blanket is big enough I think and I am adding a border now.
This is made entirely from left over baby yarn , and there is enough left over STILL for some crochet hearts.
Nearly time for your say.. please do say.. but here are some peaceful looking cows, who think humankind sucks sometimes…
Taken on one of the many walks when I needed to stomp things out this week.
Not staying calm, but certainly carrying on!
Have a happy weekend, and be nice to people please.