So this is a slightly different post to my usual knitting posts as I don’t really go into my personal life very much on the Knitting Squirrel. I prefer to keep to knitting projects, yarn and a little bit of travel to interesting places.

Firstly, the Knitting Squirrel is continuing apace with my husband and mum packing all the orders and sending them out poste haste. We have a couple of nice new yarns coming in towards the end of February which is always fun to open and look at the colour combinations.

However, all of you who have emailed me or left comments recently will have noticed a tardiness in my replying. Over the last couple of months I have been feeling very tired and have had some touches of angina when I was walking my collie Bene. This escalated and I am presently in hospital awaiting treatment.

Thanks to Neil I now have a little laptop and my mobile phone is providing a personal hotspot so although I cannot add new posts for the moment, I will be able to reply to any queries and gradually work my way through replying to all the comments and questions that are awaiting my attention. So please don’t feel like I am ignoring you I will get there eventually.

My mum and husband are thoroughly enjoying looking at the lovely yarns that you buy as they pack them for posting.

The beautiful stag was photographed in the Wolf Refuge when we visited Brittany in September.

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  1. Nancy White says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you dear Nicole. Praying for a quick recovery! Your website has brought me such joy over the years. Thank you so much. But now is the time for you to take care of yourself!

  2. Joyce Pruhs says:

    So sorry about your health issues. Good thoughts and prayers are sent your way. Please improve soon so you and Bene can walk together again. I know he misses you.
    Joyce in Utah

  3. Penny D'Aloia says:

    Just get well, that’s the only task. Tons of best wishes, Penny.

  4. Kate/Massachusetts says:

    I hope your are soon well!

  5. Nicolette
    Sorry to hear you are unwell, so best wishes for a swift recovery. Always enjoy your posts, and look forward to more when you are back up to speed.

    • Thank you Cat. I have lots of half written ones but nothing I can do about actually writing them at the moment which is frustrating. Having an enforced rest and have to admit, I’m pleasantly surprised by the tasty hospital food.

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