I am trying to do just that.
Yesterday I received some potentially devastating news and will have to try not to hold my breath for a few weeks. Hopefully it will not be too long before it is clear, one way or the other.
It is always the unknown that is scary.
Once you know the full story you can take steps to deal with it.
I will not dwell upon it or inflict it upon all of you.
What will be will be, no matter what.
Enough, cease this fooshionless (love that word, read it in a book years ago) drivel.
The socks for me are finished and another pair are on the needles. The waistcoat just needs buttons, I will take pics once they are sorted.
I am practicing my treadling, it is not as easy as it looks to maintain a steady rhythm. Not as easy as a treadle sewing machine.
Every now and then I lose it and the wheel spins counter clockwise.
I am looking forward to spinning group on Tuesday, I do not think that I will take the wheel as arrangements were made for one of the group to bring a wheel for me to try. It would be a bit of a slap in the face if I rocked up with a wheel. Plus I would like to try a different model.
I have neglected my drop spindle but will be picking that up later today, I want to spin some cream to ply with the last lot of grey.
Then it will be rinse and repeat, probably more than once, as the SO has expressed interest in a hat.
Once I have a couple of skeins I will do a wraps per inch and work out the yardage for a simple beanie.
I figure that it will be a while before I can spin consistently fine enough for socks.
I am in no hurry.
Tosh, of course I am in a hurry. I want to spin like a whirling dervish but understand that skills take time to learn. I also understand that I may never spin that fine. It matters not.
All that matters is that I have fun learning and that the fun continues.
It will not become a slog to be endured, if it hurts I will not do it.
Just like the chappie who went to the Doctor and said
"When I put my arm behind my back and stretch, it hurts"
The Doctor replied
"Well don't do it"
That was a poor rendition but you get my drift.
I am a bit early today, on our first walk we met a new dog. Both Ben and Herbie were pleased and have been invited for a "play date". Ben is too old for all that, the new dog is 8 months old, but Herbie is spot on for some mad chasing and a bit of rough and tumble. I will be back much later than usual so thought I would pop on and blog now.
No shopping this weekend, if I need anything it will not be before Tuesday and I can pick it up on my way home.
Francesca arrives on Thursday so for a few days my presence here may be hit and miss. The forecast is looking good so there may be some days out and, just like me, she likes an early start.
Anyhow, I just have to whizz the vacuum round and then be off with the Herbie.