Gosh, Wednesday already? I’m not sure I’m ready for this again.
After a lazy weekend at home, pottering around my poorly husband, I thought I’d feel rested and ready for the week at work. Instead, for the last few days, I’ve mostly felt like I’ve been hit by a bus, and have just wanted to curl up and sleep. Let’s hope the work emails I’ve sent in the last 48 hours made sense, because I’ve been a little blurry in person!
Crochet continues, though. I finished my new winter hat, but haven’t had a chance to take decent pictures (there’s a rubbish one on my Ravelry project page) or sew on the buttons, so that one will have to wait a few days. I’m ploughing onwards with my Silver shawl) from last week, sneaking in rows here and there during bus rides and coffee breaks. Considering I was worrying that using a different yarn would make it smaller, I’m now worrying this ball is never going to end!
And that’s just the first half. The yarn is rejoined to the starting row, and then you do it all again in the other direction. Phew! I’m still going to be working on it at Christmas at this rate.
But what I’ve mostly been doing this week is working on this project:
Now, I know to you that just looks like a ball of yarn, but to me, that’s my new pair of gloves for when the weather turns properly cold. Despite appearances, it’s got close to being a whole glove at least three times, and each time, I’ve had to rip it back and start again to get it right. I’m hacking the pattern, and while I know roughly what I’m doing, you can’t crochet an approximate number of stitches! If you get it wrong, there’s nothing for it but to unravel and give it another go. At least this time I’m remembering to write the iterations down so I can repeat them for the other hand.
No book this week, as my concentration span is next to nil. Instead, I’ve been listening to lots of Radio 4 podcasts, catching up with the last few weeks. I tend to put all the ones I haven’t heard on a long playlist and hit shuffle. That way, I don’t have to make decisions about what I want to listen to next, but unlike just putting the radio on, I know that I’m always going to get something I want to hear.
Joining up with Ginny again this week, so click the button below to see what everyone’s been making: