Friday, February 08, 2013

reading and knitting

Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise said in her blog post today that she likes her kitchen to be tidy before she sits down to knit. My kitchen is actually generally pretty tidy - it's so tiny with a minuscule worktop area so if it wasn't kept tidy there wouldn't even be room to make a cup of tea! I kid you not. The rest of the house is a different matter, however. I would venture to say that the living room and our bedroom are NEVER tidy, even when I have tidied there are piles of things where they shouldn't be. (I won't even get started on the Young Philosopher's room, but that is His Responsibility) The main cause of this is lack of storage, oh and probably definitely having too much stuff, and we are working on both of those issues as and when. In the meantime, I have found myself far too often putting things off until the place was tidy. There was always this feeling that I will take photos/blog/knit/have fun when everything is done. The trouble is, everything is never done, especially now with my health the way it is, and at the ripe of old age of 45 I am done with putting off what I want to do until I have a lovely neat environment to do it in. Consequently this afternoon I am going to watch a DVD, ignoring the bag, basket and box full of miscellaneous tat from my last clear up that I haven't sorted out yet, and spend the afternoon knitting. 

Today I got up very late again, and am still incredibly tired. According to my doctor my vitamin D after my recent tests was very low indeed, and I only just found out that can cause tiredness, exactly what I need on top of the CFS, but hey ho. Keep taking the tablets. Last night I cast on the border for the baby blanket I am making. I love the mint green colour, and the fact that the 10 row pattern grows so quickly. I am using my only pair of wooden needles, I haven't used them for a long time and had forgotten how I love wooden needles. I have also started the poncho, can't wait to have that finished. I wonder if I will manage to finish it before the weather is too warm to wear it? The trouble is I get sidetracked by other projects - more yarn arrived this week, a soft merino blend to make a wurm hat for myself, and some unusual luxury yarn for a gift I want to make. 

I don't have a novel on the go at the moment, though I have a few here waiting to start, including three for my book group (we only meet every two months). This afternoon I've been browsing through one of my Christmas presents from the Prof, Pretty Nostalgic magazine's 'Home' book which is full of  vintage loveliness. I am also planning to find more recipes in 'Real Food from Your Slow Cooker', I love mine and need some inspiration.

Joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along


  1. I love wooden needles too, so much gentler on my hands to use.

  2. Close that young adult's bedroom door and then the mess doesn't exist. That is what I do to cope. With cfs you have to work with what you got and I say nothing is ever 100% perfect for any given time :). I'm going to knit now and yes my kitchen is tidy!!! Have a lovely weekend :)

  3. your knitting looks so delicate and pretty. i hope you find a way to make everything work the way it's best for you.


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