The last few days I have been pondering. Pondering about projects, things that have to be done, things that I would like to get done and things that realisticly wont get done!!
When I was out walking with my friend the other morning we were strolling along the muddy track chatting away but in the back of my mind I was listing all the things I wanted to do - not majorly things like hike up Mount Everest or anything like that - more basic things like getting the Christmas shopping done and dusted, keeping on top of the ironing Ugh!! Hoping the surprise party I am organising for Mum's 80th birthday will be a success - lots of family have said they are coming so I was thinking, will I be able to ice her cake to a good standard? will I have enough food , drink, space in the house, ooooh its endless - do you all get like that? My mind just felt all of a jumble. It was a good walk and did help me to clear my head.
Here in the UK there are masses of berries on the trees and bushes
They are laden with them, the saying goes that lots of berries means we will have a hard winter - we shall see!
This is looking across the fields to where I live. I love being in the fields and looking back at where I live. The houses seem so small compared to the surrounding area - and yet when I am snug indoors I sometimes forget the countryside is out there.
When I had finished pondering I decided the best thing to do was get on and do 'stuff' so after boring householdy stuff I settled down to try to get to grips with the cot blanket I have been asked to make. Don't get me wrong I am enjoying it but I am finding it rather .......................one colourish.
I think I have been spoilt by Lucy at Attic 24 since discovering her blog I have switched to colour BIGTIME so this pale pink is well rather PALE! However I do love the stitch it is a treble relief and it makes a spongy waffley type fabric. It does use a lot of wool though - when I look at this
I know I have a long way to go! To spur me on I decided I needed a little colourful project to do when I am tired and need a rest from pale and pink - so I sorted out some wool from a secret stash of Rowan Wool which I have
And I am going to make myself a vertical ripple scarf - its still very much in its infancy but I have high hopes.
Well thats crochet projects sorted - now I only have to think about the Christmas shopping, 80th Party, ironing .........................................................................................................................!!
Speak soon xx