This week has been rather quiet. I’m tired, finding it hard to get out of bed in the mornings and not tired enough to go to bed at a reasonable hour. I’m watching a lot of rubbish on TV and going through my box sets of Greys Anatomy and The Tudors for the umpteenth time. To quote my daughter, I cannot get a wiggle on!
The weather is still behaving hormonal, heavy showers one minute and humid heat the next. My head feels heavy. My body heifer like and I have yet another breakout on my face, I have more spots now than I did when I was a teenager. Grrr.
Still I have managed to knit half of my newest scarf Piotal Tiúilip. It is in a glorious pink (Chinese Rose Merino Lace from Heirloom Knitting) and it is pretty and uplifting to look at. The pattern is directional so I haven’t quite decided yet whether I should invert the design and knit the second half in one piece or knit the two halves separately and graft them together at the end. Decisions, decisions…
I had an e-mail yesterday from Mike in Heirloom Knitting to say that my yarn order is on its way. Yippee! Once it arrives, I can finish my Percy Shawl and then I will have completed my 10 shawls in 2010. With four months to go to, I am impressed with myself. I will, of course, keep going and continue my shawl obsession so let’s see how many I can actually fit into the 12 months!
It also means that the Shetland Supreme 2ply I ordered (1kg cone of scrumminess) will be here in a few days, and I can continue with the centre of my Peerie Smoorikins Shawl.
I have also been putting the finishing touches to two patterns to get them ready for posting – Killtipper Scarf & NicEoin Scarf/Wrap. This is the part I find the most challenging. The hilarious thing is that I have a decrepit old laptop where I do most of my work. It has a very basic spreadsheet function that doesn’t transfer well over to any other PC’s. I also have no internet or broadband connection, so when I want to post something or write up a pattern I have to up sticks to my parents house (and Apple Mac) half an hours drive away, beg them to look after the children and work like a demon to transfer everything to their laptop. Then if any changes or additions are needed, I need to do the same thing. I have a trusty little memory stick that comes with me everywhere and holds all my work. If anything ever happened to it, I would have a meltdown! Eircom, if you’re listening, LEITRIM NEEDS BROADBAND! I’m considering starting a campaign! We don’t even have an ATM! Ridiculous…
So by next week, I may have finished Percy & Piotal Tiúilip and will be able to post pictures. I won’t feel so unproductive then.