I love getting up early at the weekend. I have a mega busy job, which I enjoy, and work full-time. It doesn't leave much free time in the week to do the things I really love, like stitching, sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, cooking and tidying. Not to mention just hanging out with Andrew, watching TV and smooching on the sofa.
|Ceramic decorative heart by Greengate|
So anyway, after the unpleasant day I had on Wednesday and the subsequent 48 hours of feeling rough as a badger's bum, I started to feel a whole lot better yesterday afternoon and planned an epic weekend. I have made ZERO plans. I'm in various offices next week so a weekend at home is just what the doctor ordered. My main objective is to start knitting a pair of socks.
In anticipation, I have quizzed various cyber buddies (Ali and Ally I'm looking at YOU), watched endless youtube videos and bought myself a book. I also appear to be stockpiling sock yarn.
|Madeleine Tosh Sock Yarn (Toshsock)|
|Trailing Clouds self-striping sock yarn. Yes, oooooh.|
I tend to summon confidence by (optimistically) telling myself 'if 'she' can do it, I can do it' based on the fact that I, too, have a brain and two hands. The fact that these things also involve a huge dose of natural talent that I do not possess doesn't seem to occur to me until I have a giant basket full of expensive yarn. All the gear and no idea; that's me.
I'm tenacious if nothing else so I will spend the weekend with a furrowed brow, scrapping with a ball of yarn. I'm also going to squeeze in some stitching, pretty patchwork and a few episodes of Breaking Bad (newly found favourite programme to knit to with husband).
I have also bought a few supplies from overseas lately and they are starting to arrive at the house in dribs and drabs. I'm so excited to start stitching these Rosalie Quinlan kits, with gorgeous Cosmo embroidery floss.
Have a lovely weekend.