Instead after a complete no blog brain my head is swimming with snippets of things I want to say. So before the thoughts all leak out of my ears, here goes:
the beautiful yarn arrived, after a long delay, luscious colours, wrong type. Thin cotton...bugger...but I can craft for the next ten years!!! The next yarn I am waiting for is the right type, wrong colours... bugger. This has used all my budget and xmas money. I was tempted by other peoples work and the beautiful online shop. drat.
So onto the credit card (don't look at me in that tone of voice, I have commissions, I do really!) will be another untested but seen on the blogs type of cotton, dk this time not cotton 8!!!!!
Whilst waiting for colour decisions and yarn to arrive I have started stash busting and have three (yep you heard right) baby blankets on the go. Baby blankets mean I can sample all the online loveliness and accomplish something relatively quickly notwithstanding sighing/frogging etc.
Two separate friends are going to be grandparents in May, so there is a deadline for No. 3 and the unstarted one. I will gift as well as making the commissioned ones, so that make two for each. (oh and I musn't forget the booties though I can't remember who wants them!)
On my hook(s) now:
1. candy stripe moss stitch (from stash bought 3/4 years ago)
2. denim blue/grey/white ripple, will be edged in red possibly, (blue and grey bought Nov time, wool mix and slightly scratchy for scarves but will do for sturdy buggy use.
3. very boring, yet subtly beautiful white shawl using 4ply yarn from 7 years ago (economic yes?)
4. tiny stitch (oh my eyes and fingers) doily/bowl covers for friend using new (she will reimburse me later) ticket 6 ivory (sigh) cotton and glass beads
5 white (from stash) pram blanket (pattern from Modern Grace blog), simple and gorgeous.
I flit from piece to piece depending on frogging crisis/where I am sitting/mood and each session I say to myself "now look here, if you pay attention and concentrate you can *whip this up* (grrrr) in no time flat, or at least one a week and in a month 4 of the 5 will be done". The doily things will take months of picking up and putting down. I get distracted by
c) the ironing
d thinking about housework and occasionally doing it
e) making meals
g) falling asleep mid stitch!
I have learned to download music from Amazon through a 'Cloud' and onto an SD card so I have some favourites I can listen to. I have pieces of paper with bits of music written on everywhere and also have a gift certificate from mother's day to use (told you I procrastinate). I learned this yesterday and was skippy about it.
Here is my list of stuff to do:
- finish the fugly desk so that I can stop using the ironing board or dressing table as writing desk.
- sort/scan/sell on ebay dolls house magazines*
- decide to sell vintage dolls houses and furniture and then DO IT
- start working through drawers/cupboards/boxes and GET RID
- consider taking a table at the local weekly (it couldn't be more perfect if I had the motivation) indoor boot fair.**
- Get off my arse and walk
- the family grave needs sorting......DO IT
- And other stuff I forget at the moment!
Ooops 40 minutes just disappeared into the keyboard!
Right then.....I am off to the laundry basket.
* I had a hobby once upon a salary.
** The FW would insist on getting involved (then fucking it right up, he has the knack you know) or giving me advice which I would have to take or he gets the 'ump. It is a pretty, clean indoor thingy and he would ask me to either take up space with his stuff and then I would be knackering myself for his benefit or would want to bring (if he came) his dirty work crap that he usually brings to outdoor ones and craps up our pitch. I want to sell my vintage dolls house stuff (that I bought at the top of the market sigh) and he doesn't think that is the right place to do it. How does he know this?
PS middle son is feeling better and able to cope with the hours/responsibilities etc. Thank you Lord, you heard my prayers.