Hey you! How are you? I'm hanging on in here- just. We have two weeks left in Kent now and our house remains available! That's a link back there, if you fancy a look at it, or more importantly if you fancy buying it- honestly we are on the edge of a world class golf club so this would be the perfect retreat for a golfer type- if you know one please forward the link! (excuse me- is my desperation showing? ;0) )
Sewing is much thinner on the ground now everything must be kept neat and tidy. I have completed my stitch samples for blanket stitch- I went a bit over the top and produced this little lot. I have about another 20-30 samples to complete for the course so it's a handy distraction.
I have also got some knitting on the needles for....wait for it.......for ME. I have never managed to make a garment for an adult before- well nothing which could be worn in anger- so fingers crossed this ends up O.K. I say fingers crossed but actually knitting seems to play havoc with my hands, making them numb the morning after an evening of knitting. I use wooden needles and makes starfish hands at the end of my rows, but I have noticed that Mum knits differently to me- I completely drop my needle but Mum uses a kind of crochet wrap to allow her to loop her wool without the drop. Does this make sense? I wonder if this might help my hands but don't want to fiddle with a new technique half way through a garment in case it buggers my tension. As if I didn't have enough to fret about without worrying I'm knitting 'wrong', oh well I guess a little bit of displacement worry never hurt anyone.
We are moving in with Mum and Dad when we head to Dorset, this is just until we can sort out a rental property in the town in which we want to live. I'm sure it will feel just like a big holiday until September. I will try to keep in touch here a bit more but....well perhaps you understand that writing things down sometimes makes them seem more Real, most of the time I manage not to think about the kids not having school places, about walking into a playground with no familiar faces, about saying goodbye to our friends here who I love like family......yep mostly I just clean things and worry about knitting.....works for me!!