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Thursday, December 20, 2007

In Shock

Yesterday evening my father died suddenly and unexpectedly. I hadn't seen him for some time and I was looking forward to visiting him again between Xmas and the New Year. He was also very much looking forward to spending Xmas day at my brother's house. Today a post mortem was carried out and it was discovered that the cause of death was COPD(Coronary Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder). It wasn't as if he was young (he was 82) but we had no idea that he was suffering from COPD and were given to understand that, physically, he was relatively fit for his age. However, apparently his breathing was stopped by fluid accumulating in his lungs and he passed very quickly. I'm gutted . . .

Monday, December 03, 2007

Cirkeltroje Finished!

I haven't actually checked and compared patterns but, from a visual comparison, the 'doily' part of this cardi appears to be very similar, if not identical, to the Hemlock Ring vintage doily which Brooklyn Tweed's Hemlock Ring Blanket is based on.


Pattern: Cirkeltroje from Feminin Strik
Yarn: Kidsilk Haze in Elegance colourway (4 x 25g)
Needles: 5.5mm circs 40, 60, 80cm