Sunday, May 06, 2007

£20, thumb & books

Wahey, this is my 100th blog post!!!

I have had a reply from Burton Manor, where I went on the knitting day. They said they had had a number of negative comments about the course, and sent me a £20 voucher. Of course that is very clever of them because it means I will have to go on another course there to benefit from the £20. They're not daft are they? I'm not sure what Chris wrote in her complaint but they want to discuss her taking a course for them.

I'm struggling a bit with the self enforced no knitting. I have been reading instead and read The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter in a couple of days. It is not what I would normally read but it is a bookcrossing book which I have had for over a year so I thought it was time to read it and get it moving again. I am now 100-odd pages into The Last Precinct by Patricia Cornwell.

Thanks for the laceweight pattern suggestions. I have decided to have a go at the Spring Things Shawl and have downlaoded the pattern. I think this will be a long time in the making though. Somehow I managed to get involved in another knitalong in the garnstudio forums, and I also have my Fab Lace cardi and 2 bags to do when I get back into it. I don't think there has been any improvement in my thumb so far though, so I may have to go longer than a week!!!


Seahorse said...

I suppose a voucher is better than nothing but I agree it's a bit sneaky!

I love Angela Carter, although I think Nights at the Circus and The Bloody Chamber are both better than The Magic Toyshop. I used to really like Patricia C too but I think she's gone off rather a lot in the last two or three Scarpetta books.

Good luck with Spring Things - I was suprised how quick lace went when I tried it, so it may not take as long as you fear!

Congrats on your 100th post and hope you're fighting fit soon!

dreamcatcher said...

Good luck with Spring Things, mine is stalled as I'm knitting away on Flair! Hope your thumb improves soon too.

Agree that voucher trick is somewhat sneaky, hope they will run a decent course that you can use it for.

Congrats on 100 posts!

nanatoo said...

Bah, £20 voucher, cheeky things.

Spring Things will be a great knit I think.

Happy 100!

acrylik said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Hmm, the voucher is a bit sneaky, but at least they have listened to the complaints and are doing something about it, so that's positive.

Hope your feeling much better soon.