|Colours are bottle green/black/brown/beighe|
|I'll try these colors next - hard to find though|
She, and others, said that it was also very well-paid work - up to £20 an hour in the major cities! NB. That's about x10 what chars are paid in South Africa (shame on us). No wonder so many 'madams' here complain about their maids. Pay peanuts - you get monkeys, as the saying goes. But then we are a third-world country, dragging ourselves up by our bootstraps... Interestingly, one of the women said she enjoyed the work because she was a perfectionist and enjoyed restoring order from chaos and I suspect that if you are lucky and you are a 'status-symbol-char', the homes you look after are pretty immaculate in the first place and easy to clean with state of the art equipment. One lady, highly amused, said that her employer had left her vacuum cleaner to her in her will. Personally, I can't see myself taking up such a career, although my aunt did - then in her sixties - she used to clean the oven and on top of all the doors as well as the usual stuff all in one day. I only do the immediately visible stuff and follow up any bad smells emanating from my son's bedroom as these might well point to decaying socks or food. Otherwise, to de-stress, I love to knit. My husband pointed out that I seemed to be in the doldrums recently and I realised that it was because I had no knitting or sewing project on the go. To remedy this, I found an old pattern which looked interested from the stache I have from my mother's supply and I have set to work, not quite registering at first that I would have a spider's web of about 6-7 different balls of wool to sort out on every row, so that there would be no holes. This pic is a bit dark - I am doing bottle green/brown/beige & black for my grandson, allowing about 2 years to finish as the last complicated item had to bypass the intended child who had grown faster than my speed of knitting. Ah well, I'm happy again: then there is still my puzzle...... now proceeding at a snail's pace because of all 'blue bits'. NB The cute baby is the picture on the pattern.