The hottest day of the year so far and I have been in the garden, early but still rather foolish😎
My credit card statement tells me I have paid for another year with WordPress so I really ought to start using it. I have been very lazy over the last few months when it comes to my little blog. I have reduced my responsibilities at work which is helping my general well-being, trying to get in as much yoga as I can and have made loads of string market bags! I find them very therapeutic but need to find something to do with them all 🤔
As I’ve said very hot today but a couple of weeks ago I took my market make to Jubilee Gardens and sat by the pool listening to the soft ripples and buzzing bugs and did some hooking 🐝 🐝 🐝
So off for a cool shower to wash away dirt and stickiness, will probably be out again when the sun has gone down 🌞
My posts have been few and far between over the last few months and now I have Covid!!! I have been positive for the last 8 days and I’m really fed up. At least the weather is nice so I have spent a lot of time sat in the garden looking at all the jobs that need doing but really not having the energy to do them😣
I have delved into the stash and found some Oxford blue aran that I bought from Aldi a few years ago and on my pattern shelf I found a pattern that I bought for the princely sum of a penny when Littlewoods was closing down (and that really was years ago) so I am combining the two to keep myself occupied.
I can’t think why I bought Oxford blue because it’s so dark it’s nearly black and hence very tough on the old eyes!!! Just as well the weather is good as I’ve been knitting in the garden in natural light, much kinder to the eyes.
What has everyone else got languishing in their stash I wonder?
A belated Happy New Year. It has been a while, my WordPress subscription paid and I’ve done nothing with it! That’s what I usually do with gym subscriptions 😉
I got a bit overwhelmed towards the end of last year. Too many hours at work, the pile of WIPs became very daunting and everything seemed to be going backwards regarding the pandemic. But I’ve taken steps to sort myself out! I’m in the process of reducing my hours and responsibilities, I’ve taken up Yin Yoga which is helping me to focus and I have taken a look at the WIP s. 🤔
I also had some crafty gifts for Christmas to help me be more mindful
This came from Aldi from their make and mend range. It’s a printed little sampler but many of the stitches can be used to mend clothing – very clever! I am a huge fan of make-do and mend. So I have started on this, takes me back over forty years when my sister and I used attempt embroidering place mats and napkins 😉
So I hope to report progress soon and start whittling down my WIPs.
I have had a few more months not doing much on the Woolly Wednesday front. Only a couple of posts and not too much woolly work.
Our little cat is growing and is getting better when the knitting comes out thanks to a few spritzes 😉
I have given up my shelf in the shop because I just haven’t had the time to keep my stock up. I did do a stall at a local church hall last week which was fun and I made a few sales. Still get a buzz when people want to buy something that I have made ❤
Planning to be a lot more organised and motivated in December. I might even pay attention to WordPress reminders to post something. Really don’t know why I set them because all I do is ignore them 🤔
Hoping you are all better prepared than I am for the forthcoming holidays.
No knitting or other woolly pursuits to report on.
Maro the menace is the reason why. He can hear a pair of needles from miles away 😥 No wool therapy for me!!!
He’s had all of his injections now so is allowed in the garden under supervision. Now our garden has been left to its own devices this summer, the bees have loved it. Maro enoys chasing bugs but has been known to get carried away. Currently I have had to rescue him from a tree and the shed roof 😉 And this morning he gave his hind quarters a dip in the frog pool, the toad who lives there was not happy 🐸
I’m hoping to lock myself away with my needles for a day or two as I finally have some time off work. With any luck I will have something to show and tell soon😊