Friday, 29 February 2008

Last day of February

Last day of February . Leap Year Day when tradition has it that ladies can propose to men. Do people still propose marriage? I mean do they still go down on one knee and say " Will you marry me " all nice and romantic ? Papa Bear proposed to me in the back of a taxi so he couldn't kneel down but he did propose properly. One of my nephews took his girlfriend to New York and proposed to her at the top of The Empire State Building . Now that's romantic . But having said that ,they have lived together for the past five years so I suppose it was a forgone conclusion they would get married.
What ever happened to courting ? When you would walk out with someone for several months before you brought them home for tea to meet the family . Then after a while the proposal , engagement and subsequent saving to get married . Nowadays they move in with each other after a few weeks never mind a few years . I think our way was best. Ah well!!
As you can see i've been busy. This is the end result of two weeks work . Lots of knitting bags and big patchwork pocket bags, which I will be selling at the Fairs. I've still got ten more big bags to do but they are all cut out ready.
I've also been knitting . These are " Graaaandmaaaa can you knit me some jazzy socks for netball " request from my eldest Grandaughter. Well I think they fulfill the jazzy . They didn't take long either , just three nights.

These are for me . L to R Alpaca / Merino . Merino /Tencel . Blue Faced Leicester .
I've just treated myself to some Birkenstock sandals and a Pair of Crocs so I think they will look great for the Summer . Not the usual things for a nearly Pensioner but who cares.
Tomorrow me and DH are going on our "Grand Day Out " to York . It's our special birthday treat to us . I'm really looking forward to it . We are going on a Puffer Train with refurbished 1960' s carriages . It's a four hour journey so I will be taking taking my knitting ,socks i think , as they will fit in my bag . There's a thought "Railway Socks ".

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