Not many Benny, it went very well indeed.
1. The house had a good go from top to bottom.
2. Dinner was changed slightly, the chickpeas were replaced with yellow lentils and the curry went straight into the slow cooker. It was delicious, Many thanks to Utterly Scrummy Food for families.
3. Much tea was consumed.
4. The yarn stash was sorted and peace reigns were once was chaos.
5. I cast on a new Miette. For me.
I found that I have enough sock yarn to keep a pair on the needles for the best part of a year. Bliss.
I have all the yarn that I need for garment kitting for myself for the year. and beyond shhhh.
The only yarn that I need to purchase is for a garment for Francesca.
All in all I am in a good place for a year of low spending and high crafting.
There is also enough left over small balls of yarn to keep my crochet hook busy for most of the year.
There is one looong languishing WIP that I need to get to grips with. I started it at least 18 months ago, possibly longer. It is a loose sweater in chunky yarn and I wanted that so badly that it haunted me from the moment I saw the yarn and pattern. I knitted like a mad woman, the body in the round to armhole and then divide for front and back. Halfway up the top back I ran out of steam. I have picked it up full of determination a few times, knitted a couple of rows and abandoned it again.
It will NOT be my Nemesis, I WILL finish it. One day, quite soon. It HAS to be the wild card on my Make Nine. Then I will donate it.
There it is in black and white, now I am committed.
I plan on putting a few days work on it after every project had been completed. I can knit a Miette in a fairly short time so should get the back finished in February. Then I will aim to finish the front in March and so on, if it please the gods I will get it off the needles before the summer starts.
I have an early start this morning, W has to be at the surgery before 9 so Ben will have an earlier walk. Then Rufus will go out once we return and the rest of the morning will be my own.
I am determined to make it to Knit and Natter today, the weather is dry at the moment and there is nothing else clamouring for my time.
Dinner tonight is a broccoli quiche, possibly with coleslaw and salad. I miss the cool crunchyness of salads in the long runs of cold grey days.This may just be the day to indulge.
I plan on having slow cooker meals on Wednesday and Thursday, and then Friday is not quite decided upon but Stuffed Portobello mushrooms is a possibility.
It is 7:15 and I need to get the kettle on, I could not spit a sixpence if my life depended upon it. I have to winkle Ben out of his bed as well. Not an easy task.