Saturday, June 25, 2011

A little time

It's been more than a little time since I last blogged, and it's been quite a long time since I had a little time. The lack of both blog posts and time go hand in hand!

The first half of this year has just been work, work, work. Back in February I worked out that my first available time for holiday would be the end of July/early August. I hadn't realised I'd only have about three weekends free too! This weekend is my first one not working since April - I'm not too sure what to do with myself...

I don't think I've done any stitching since January, the sewing machine hasn't been out of the cupboard since last autumn and the garden is a mess. The allotment is neglected and my seeds never got planted. It really has been a working 9 months - I've never taking on this much work all at once again. People keep telling me it's better to have too much work than be struggling, and I know they are right but it's not been fun! Martin and I had to work in shifts the other week as we needed the same computer. He worked til 2 am while I slept and I got up early and started work at 5 am!

I have been knitting. It's a real stress relief at the end of the day. Progress is slow, but here's my latest finish - Luciole.


Luciole
Knitted in Wool Candy Eclair Silk Sock in Plum Cake



This is a pattern by Anne Hanson and you can find it here, together with the patterns for the Tudor Grace Scarf and Curling mitts I showed you way back in January.

Sarah is settling in nicely. I don't think she's ever going to be best friends with the other two, but she's a little cutie. Here she is in her new favorite spot - on the roof of the back porch. I wish she wouldn't lie so close to the edge - but that's a typical cat for you!


Lulu has been stealing Trevor's bed on top of the wardrobe in protest at the other cat in the office!


Well, I really am hoping to get back to blogging again now work is easing off. Fingers crossed! Thank you to anyone who's still reading and following me. I appreciate it!

5 comments:

  1. Nice to here again from you Nicki!
    And big congrats for the shawl, it's really beautiful!

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  2. Great to see a blogpost from you. I love your knitting!!! And please, make the most of your valuable free time!

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  3. Yes, it's better to have plenty of work but the old adage is "all work and no play..." ;) Hopefully you'll soon be working a more normal schedule!

    Your shawl is gorgeous! Love the color of it too (and I agree that it's a wonderful stress reliever!)

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  4. Beautiful shawl - love the color and pattern!
    And cats are very cute :)

    Best wishes,
    Tatyana

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  5. Your shawl is gorgeous. I love the colour. Well done. Your cats are equally gorgeous.

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