Spring Cleaning My Life

Greetings from the snowy ‘shire!

Tulips in the snow

I am on holiday from work for a week just because I could… and because I really felt the need. Things are a little crazy at the Fun Palace these days.
I am taking the opportunity to Get Things Done – all those personal and home maintenance chores that a 9 to 5 job doesn’t leave space for.

The blizzard approaches

So I have been deep-cleaning kitchen cupboards and drawers, typing up a chapter of FL’s book, booking an optician’s appointment, taking rubbish to the tip, shopping for a new phone and a printer… so many things from the To Do list!
I even ordered a pair of trainers so that I can do some gentle running round the farm.  I will never be an athlete, but I would really like to be more fit.  Running in wellies is downright dangerous.  So I have bought a pair of shoes which support the ankle on rough ground and have extra grip on mud.

“WTF?  I’m not going for a walk in this!”

And with my new phone, I can finally have the Zombies Run app!  Yeah, I am still a kid despite the grey hair.

There will hopefully be some sewing (new knickers are top of the list!)

And there will definitely be more knitting.  I have been powering ahead with Barn Raising Squares and have 13 completed in total.

Barn Raising Squares in progress

I finished the back of my 1980’s jumper.

And I am working on another vanilla sock using leftover Arne and Carlos yarn, with regular strawberry-coloured Regia for cuffs, heels and toes (no pictures yet).

I am itching to cast on a new shawl, as my “holiday project”, but I can’t decide which stash yarn to use.
I hope I am not still procrastinating when Friday comes around!

Blocking the first 13 Squares – I ran out of pins!

And I have been reading:  The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter. I wish I could get Truly Madly Deeply (the film) out of my head, because it is not like that at all… except in some ways it is.  I like it but I am not crazy about it so far.

Have a good week – enjoy the spring weather!

The view from the kitchen window at 5pm