Definitely a day to huddle under a knitted blanket and read a book, although I might need to wait until later, after work. Oh, and don’t be fooled. That blanket is still being knitted and is a work in progress.
I woke an hour before our alarm was due to go off, this morning. There was a humdinger of a storm raging on and a particular loud howler had woken me. Is it just me, or anyone else lie awake in bed, listening to the roaring, and one hundred percent convinced all sorts of apocalyptic disasters are going on outside?
By this stage, there was no doubt in my mind that our new greenhouse had lost all its glass and now lay helpless on its side. I imagined several trees down and fence panels missing. I was waiting for the sound of roof tiles shattering into tiny pieces as they hit the path and cars. One after another.
Of course, it was nothing like I imagined.
The greenhouse door had blown open and the whole structure has moved an inch to one side, which is no mean feat for a greenhouse of its size, but all glass is intact, thank goodness. Apart from the recycling bin lid taking an interesting trip around the garden, no other damage, although I’ve not checked every roof tile. No smashed ones under foot, so I’m counting it as a win. Maybe I can convince my brain to be less dramatic next time.
It did make for a wet and windy dog walk/run today. Pretty much carried on all day, with odd moments of blue sky to tease us.
I’ve missed joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along. She’s taking a break this year with so much on her plate plus expecting a new baby. So, I decided to carry on posting up a monthly blog post about my latest knitting and book.
This year, I’m putting off buying any more craft materials until I’ve used what I have already. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve followed a special offer from a favourite supplier’s email and added fabric or wool to their online shopping basket, then emptied it. This is hard, but when I see that I can make a fun knitted blanket like my current project, it reminds me, that with a pinch of imagination and a dash of creativity, I can do it.
Talking of which, my stash busting blanket is on the home straight. Each square uses a corner to corner construction, attached as you go. It still leaves lots of loose ends to sew in, which is the stage I’ve reached. My mountain of odd balls of wool is reduced to a handful of tiny balls of fluff, so it’s time to stop. Or pause. I’m not sure yet. Nor am I sure about whether to add a border.
A few weeks ago, while in the office, I caught pieces of The Midnight Library (affiliated link) when it was serialised on Radio 4. I kept missing bits as our clients phoned in, but I found the concept fascinating. It reminded me of the movie Sliding Doors, where separate versions of a person’s life play out. It’s something I imagined for myself, back at the beginning of the Covid 19 lockdown.
The book arrived this week, so I’ve not read much. Too early to decide, but it feels so familiar having listened to the radio version.
Hopefully next month I’ll have a new knitting project to share. I have a choice of finishing an unfinished piece or starting a new project with a collection of wool I have lurking in my cupboard. I’ll soon get through my yarn. Fabric is a whole different challenge. Now that might take me several years.