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Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Quick scarf and hat....




This is just a quick post to thank everyone who has sent me best wishes for my second eye op.  It took place a week ago and it is a big relief to have both eyes finally working together.  I'm also happy that I can now read, type, sew and knit to my heart's content.  

I will definitely need reading glasses for finer work. But it's a bit too soon to order them as my prescription will continue to change for a while.  So I am making do with off-the-shelf reading glasses. However, I find that I don't really need to use them until the evening. Our energy-saving light bulbs at home might need some rethinking as even my husband finds them useless for reading.  It's all a bit of a learning curve at the moment.

I started this scarf a few weeks ago.  The hat took just 2-3 days.  The yarn is a 100% wool by Jaegar and it was donated to me by a generous person on Freecycle.  The scarf is a simple crochet v-stitch and the hat is one of my regular favourite patterns by Pyrrha Designs.  These will go off soon to Operation Orphan for their Keep A Child Warm project.  I chose to make these two items in a size suitable for a teenager.

Yesterday, I treated myself to a rummage in my bags of yarn and picked out some really pretty yarn for a simple baby blanket.  But that's another story.....

9 comments:

  1. Great color! And hooray for good eyes, again.

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  2. Una, so glad your surgeries went well! Love the purple hat and scarf and can't wait to see what you've pulled out for a baby blanket!

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  3. So glad you have made it through the eye operation and are on the road to recovery. I"m sure you're very relieved to have it over with.

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  4. I'm glad the operation went well Una and your sight is so much improved. Lovely hat and scarf , thank you for the link you can never have too many hat patterns. Looking forward to seeing your baby blanket. :) xx

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  5. I've found that as I grow older, I need really good lighting. It certainly makes crafting and reading a lot easier! That's a lovely scarf and beanie and such a pretty colour too :-)

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  6. Very pleased to hear your doing well - I understand how the glasses situation is as mum has just undergone her cataract operation and gad to wait to sort the glasses out x I love your set a teen will love it xx

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  7. So pleased for you about your eyes! That really is wonderful isn't it! A bright future for lots of seeing! That yarn is beautiful isn't it! xx

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  8. Lovely set, Una, and the perfect colour for a teenage girl. I made myself a crocheted scarf a few years ago with some Jaeger 100% wool, it is so soft and warm to wear. I'm glad your second op went so well; you are very sensible to give yourself time to adjust.

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  9. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Glad you're seeing better. The hat and scarf are look so warm and cozy. Glad you're staying busy.
    xx Beca

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