Thank you all for your very kind comments on my last post, I don't have the winter blues as we have had more sunshine than grey here.
I know that I am eager to get the hospital visit done and dusted, and I am fed up to the back teeth with this slow way of living. I feel the need to get out for a lovely long hike round the footpaths but just don't have the energy.
Perhaps I need an injection of patience, or a rub down with the Sporting Life!?
Even my knitting has slowed down, I often find myself waking up and realising that I have been out cold for 15 minutes or so.
I did finish Frans merino socks, I meant to put sock yarn heels and toes in but was in such a hurry to finish them in time to post that I forgot to change yarn for the toes.
She loved them anyway.
My Kitchener toe finish gets better with every pair.
I finished my Rainbow Sherbet socks last night and am so pleased with them. They are my second pair using the Mercury sock pattern and will not be my last.
I found a few new podcasts to watch over the past week of inactivity, one is the Relatively Crafty form the US. Cristi is a "veteran" sock knitter, she has just gone past the 200 pairs, and knits hers Toe up with a Turkish cast on and an afterthought heel. Most of her socks are stripey and all are super bright. I quite fancy trying this way and have watched her tutorial video on the cast on. Once she has put up the video of the heel I will be trying both. In the meantime I have cast on the first sock in a brown/cream self striping yarn in Drops Fabel. I aim to put the afterthought heel in these and then try Toe up on the next pair. I may have ordered some stripey wool from Little French Meadow to use.
I have a slight problem that I hope someone can help me with. I want to buy something from a very talented crafter in the US. She does not have an Etsy shop, just sells from her blog. I just have no idea how to get the money to her, any ideas will be gratefully received.
I was planning on going to my bank to ask but have not been up to the driving, my shopping trip on Sunday was very short and wiped me out for 2 days.
I missed knit and natter yesterday, I had a sciatica attack and the painkillers make it unsafe for me to drive.
Ben has had shorter walks but it doesn't bother him at all, he just burns off his excess energy skittering around the house and garden.
On that note I have to say that my energy levels are dipping. I will have a cuppa and then see if Ben needs a walk yet.
Before I go I want to welcome and thank all the new (and not so new) readers who have joined me. I know that I am remiss in leaving this so long, my problem is that I start typing and can not get it all down fast enough, then the moment is gone and my mind has left it far behind. A scatter brained flibbertigibbet, that's what I am, so profuse apologies and a big welcome.