Thursday, 28 August 2014

Beware, knitting needles!

I have just joined a Facebook group for knitters. A couple of days ago, a member posted about trying to buy knitting needles from a charity shop. I knew about this, but obviously she didn't. When she asked for knitting needles, she was told that they were kept "under the counter", as they were classed as dangerous weapons!  Yes, you read that correctly, in case you didn't know, knitting needles are dangerous weapons. The finer metal ones possibly, but a size 7mm plastic would be more likely to shatter.
As I said, I did already know about this and had been told that they weren't allowed to sell them, and had to bin any knitting needles, so the lady in question was lucky to be able to buy her "contraband".
Just another illustration that the world has indeed gone crazy.
For any readers in the USA, I think your equivalent is a thrift store.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Summer Break

I finished work for the summer break on 23rd July. I didn't plan much for the first two days.  On Friday I had an epidural pain killing injection for my spinal stenosis. The instructions from the hospital was to take it easy for 24 hours. The day after the injection I made a list of tasks that I would like to complete during the summer. I've done over half of them already, although one will take quite a while as it is doing the emulsion painting in my hall, stairs and landings. (Victorian terraced house.) So not a job that can be done in a day. I stripped the remaining paper, and now have to go round with the filler, and then touch up the gloss paint in a few places. I already have a feeling of achievement by finishing the stripping.
Some of the other tasks I can't do yet as they are appointments to be kept.