So even though it's 9.15pm and I should be thinking about going to bed early for a change, I've decided to write a blog post instead! Like I said, in denial...
Yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to start as we mean to go on, and go for a healthy, bracing New Year's Day walk. We went to a popular boating lake called Yeadon Tarn, but when we got there it looked like this:
So we sat in the car and ate this:
We're fair-weather walkers, I'm afraid!!
Today being THE LAST DAY OF FREEDOM it's been a stay at home day, a mix of trying to get things ready for work, whilst at the same time being IN DENIAL about it and wishing we had the power to stop time. For the last three days I've been getting in some practice at getting up early so that tomorrow morning doesn't come as too much of a shock - I've set my alarm for 5.15am and every morning I've dragged myself out of bed an hour later. Doesn't bode well for tomorrow. So I was in the living room at 6.30am with a cup of tea, having a bit of quiet hooky-time! One of my intentions for this year is to try and do more crochet; as much as I enjoy it, I hardly did any last year. I was thinking about what I wrote in my last post, about the books I got for Christmas - "nothing really jumped out at me", which means there's nothing there that I want to make. And then I had an epiphany. Just make it anyway!! Pick a fairly small, quick project and have a go, just for the hell of it(/for the practice)! My ripple blanket will probably take me all year, so I'm just going to have to break off now and again to do something else. So, I haven't made anything from the books, but I did kind of borrow from a couple of patterns to produce this:
|A pink pouch...|
|... my pink Nintendo!!|
Speaking of the ripple blanket, it is progressing slowly:
I laid it over the bed for the first time today. I thought it would hang over by about 6 inches either side... erm, it touches the floor on both sides. Oops. Oh well, I'm sure the cats will have hours of fun hiding under it and swiping unsuspecting ankles...
Another of my intentions for this year (and every year) is to try and declutter. One area that needs it is my wardrobe. Like a lot of women, I have loads of clothes that I never wear, because I generally wear the same favourites over and over again. I read a tip somewhere (probably Pinterest) which suggested turning all your hangers backwards, like this:
|Yes I've blacked out the sizes, what of it?!|
|Hey! I'm no artist!!|
Mind you, there should be plenty to get rid of because once we've finished the last of the Christmas chocolates...
... nothing will fit me!!
Finally, can I pick your brain please? Have you ever used any of the following kind of yarn, and/or do you have any suggestions as to what I could make with it? I've kind of had a go at crocheting but it just doesn't look right, so I don't know what to do with it. Is it better suited to knitting rather than crochet?
Any suggestions welcome!
Anyway, it's no good, I'm going to have to go to bed. Wish me luck at getting to work on time tomorrow!