A-Z Challenge Day 10

Post 1650 . Wednesday April 11

My Friend Rosey has regularly featured on my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE




Rosey recently took up knitting. So far she’s made a twelve-foot scarf, a sock and a beanie hat – it was meant to be a tea cosy but she forgot to leave a hole for the spout! The other day she wandered into the pub wearing her latest creation, a woolly pink jumper.

An interesting garment; one sleeve longer than the other, and a little lopsided with bits of wool dangling from it. ‘It really suits you’ we politely said.

Later, Rosey felt the need to visit the ladies facility. Unfortunately, as she stood to leave a strand of wool became trapped in the chair. Had we noticed we’d have stopped her for as she set off, the jumper started unraveling!

The pub was packed and Rosey had to weave in and out of tables and chairs and people at the bar. After doing what ladies do, she commenced her journey back, this time weaving between different folk and different tables. And all the time the jumper was getting shorter and Rosey had absolutely no idea!

By the time she got back, there were only about six inches of the jumper left and everyone in the pub was trapped in a giant pink spider’s web! The sight of them twisting and turning to disentangle themselves is something I’ll never forget.

Fortunately, Rosey saw the funny side of it and admitted she didn’t like it anyway. She’s promised to make me a glove.


Tomorrow K is for Karaoke


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A1On this day last year, I attempted to take you on a journey to Bustleton, without success! To revisit click HERE

49 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 10

  1. Denise Covey Apr 10, 2018 / 23:26

    And I can just guess what the glove is like! I like recurring characters in flash fiction.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 11, 2018 / 07:45

      It’s different! It could also do with another one to keep it company! Cheers Denise


  2. messymimi Apr 10, 2018 / 23:36

    Heeheehee! It couldn’t have happened to a nicer jumper!

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  3. Denise Hammond Apr 10, 2018 / 23:37

    I think she should make you mittens instead. Lord knows how many fingers she might knit into one glove.


      • Christine Goodnough Apr 11, 2018 / 14:21

        I see young folks wearing jeans with holes and socks two different colours. Rosey, with her knitting style and tastes, may well make a big hit with today’s fashion-conscious teens.

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      • Keith's Ramblings Apr 11, 2018 / 20:22

        Funny you should mention ripped jeans. Rosey recently took a pair back to the shop complaining they had holes in them! Duh!


  4. hilarymb Apr 11, 2018 / 01:41

    Hi Keith – I thought you were going to say she was in her swimming gear … that was all that was left of the jumper … just around her neck … wonderful story line though – I can see it – cheers Hilary

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  5. Moon Apr 11, 2018 / 03:41

    What a wonderful tale! 🙂 Do post a pic of the gloves when she is done knitting it.

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  6. Balaka Apr 11, 2018 / 05:05

    I am reading and laughing all alone in my room. People in my office are thinking I am some mad woman..this is such a lovely story. Your friend reminds me of Phoebe from Friends. Beautiful series Keith.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 11, 2018 / 09:26

      I dread to think! She’s only promised me one because they take ages to knit! Thanks, Archana


  7. Shilpa Garg Apr 11, 2018 / 11:43

    Hahaha… I am imagining the scene in the pub! How fun it would be see everyone disentangling their chairs and things from the pink wool! I now know how the glove would be 😀

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 11, 2018 / 11:48

      I quite agree! I’ll let you know about the glove if and when I get it! Cheers Shilpa


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 11, 2018 / 20:02

      She said something about a 12 fingered glove so I can hold hands with myself! Cheers


  8. randommusings29 Apr 11, 2018 / 14:34

    Haha that would have been funny to see

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  9. Deborah Weber Apr 11, 2018 / 15:19

    Frankly I’m surprised Rosey didn’t demand a giant game of cat’s cradle in the pub.

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  10. Bernadette Braganza Apr 11, 2018 / 16:40

    Well, let’s hope that that goes well 🙂


  11. Elsie Apr 11, 2018 / 21:14

    Hi Keith. Rosey and I have a lot in common. My knitting would be exactly the way. Well, almost. I wouldn’t have the courage and confidence Rosey does. She rocks!


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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 11, 2018 / 23:58

      Rosey is knitting me one glove, would you like to knit the other? Cheers Esie


  12. Emily Bloomquist Apr 11, 2018 / 23:12

    Ah ha ha ha! You had me worried about knitting needles with your first sentence. She’s lucky to have friends like you. Still wanting a single glove after seeing her previous creations. It might make a perfect potholder.

    Emily In Ecuador | Javico, A Puerto Lopez Grocery Store

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  13. Atherton Apr 11, 2018 / 23:47

    Hello, fellow A-to-Zer! I remember (fondly) Amble Bay from last year, and I see that this year’s A to Z is a worthy successor! I like the pink spiderweb thing especially.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 11, 2018 / 23:56

      Great to see you again! We have some catching up to do! I’ll pop over to your place first thing tomorrow morning


  14. Kalpanaa Apr 12, 2018 / 13:53

    Uh oh – the visual image of that giant pink spider web was just too vivid. I think we need someone to make an illustration as well.


  15. subroto Apr 18, 2018 / 11:28

    Ha! Ha! This was too funny to imagine. I really hope this is fiction 😉

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