I don't know about anyone else, but miserable is definitely the best way to describe the weather here today. Yucky, is also a good adjective.
It's dark and rainy, and just horrid, and we considered taking the little people for a walk in the woods but we simply couldn't work up the enthusiasm. We went for hot chocolates all-round and cuddled up on the sofa to watch The Lorax instead.
I also taught Little Miss to sew this morning. She came up whilst I was hooking away and asked if she could 'do crochet' I said of course she could, and proceeded to show her for the one millionth time how to do a chain-stitch; and yet again I obviously didn't show her well enough, because after a few attempts she gave up and was about to wander off, when suddenly I had a brain-wave (they don't happen very often, and I like to celebrate their rare appearances... maybe I should treat myself to some more yarn...?).
Thus, after digging out some Aida, and letting her loose to chose yarn colours, we had this:
In my own crafting things are not going quite so well. I've decided to frog (rip out, and reclaim the wool from) the two Granny Stars, it's not that I didn't like the pattern (I really do like the pattern), but it just wasn't working out, the colours were not balancing properly, and I was going to end up with something that looked like a colour-blind 7 year old had picked out my yarn.
You would have thought that some 15 years of fairly intensive crafting, including 7 years or so of crochet would have taught me to avoid such mistakes, but apparently not. I also got yelled at by Flashman, who told me I should not under any circumstances rip out all that work. As I tried (possibly not very successfully) to explain to him though - I really need the yarn back... for this:
Yes, it's the first 4 rows of a new granny stripe, actually I'm up to 11 now, but I had about 2 1/2 hours last night and an hour and a half this morning (thankyou Dr Seuss) of uninterrupted hooky-time
On the domestic front we now have a shiny new shower:
Perhaps not the thrill of the century, but it's a huge improvement on the last one in that you can adjust the height (so you don't automatically have to wash your hair every time you set foot in it) and that the water comes out of the shower-head and proceeds in a downward sort of direction rather than a random and mostly sidewards direction...
I also have a new toy coming this week... yipee!...
My plans for this week then:
- To get a door on the new bathroom cupboard
- To try and keep the house tidy enough so I don't loose the kids
- To remember that feeding everyone is just as important as working on my granny stripe (indeed some of the members of our household might like to be fed on several occasions throughout the day...)
Wish me luck!
Have a great weekend