My first time...
It is 1:30 in the morning and I can't sleep. My son is with my mother-in-law for the holidays and my husband and I are reverting back to teens that have just left home and eating allowing ourselves to eat junk and sleep when nature dicates as opposed to our alarm clocks, which means hitting the sack in the early hours and not getting up until midday beckons. It has been a wonderful break and we still have 3 days of 'freedom' left before it's time to start thinking of work and school again.
This is my first entry, so I will keep it short and sweet until I get into the hang of this blogging thing. I'm doing a brain dump right now, so whatever comes to mind is going straight on this page but I will try to avoid rambling.
Today I went to the library and checked out all the knitting books I could find that were published in this century, no mean feat for the libraries around here. I got a book on knitting stitches which has giving me so many ideas, a book on crochet (even though I can't crochet, the pictures are pretty and inspiring and I couldn't resist. I am sure I will be able to convert there patterns into knitting patterns) and a book of knitting pretty things. I also got the latest Amy Tan book - Saving Fish from Drowning and a whole heap of other fiction books that I hope to get round to reading at some point. When I got home my husband just looked at me and shook his head - I have been reading Lolita since the end of September and it's not that I don't like the book it's just that knitting has taken over my life and I don't take the tube to work anymore, which used to provide me with 2 hours of indulgent reading time five times a week. So now my reading time has been reduced to 15 minutes a day just before bedtime or when I have a spare 5 minutes waiting to pick my boy up from school.
After the library I went down to John Lewis to take a look at their yarn sale but it was disappointing, the items they had were just as expensive as ever, so I only came back with 2 balls of Debbie Bliss merino chunky in a gorgeous ruby red colour. I've promised to take a break from knitting for other people and make myself a really nice scarf.
I am currently working on an order for a bag and scarf. I completed the knitting this evening but put the sewing off until tomorrow (I hate sewing stuff together - pah!). I must admit the scarf, now finished looks cool. I always go through the 'hating' phase when I'm knitting things. I'll just stop suddenly and resist the urge to rip my work off my needles because I think it looks so crap, but as I continue to work with my new found patience and persistence in tow, I slowly fall in love with my creations. Check out some of the stuff I've done so far - http://www.gorgeousknits.co.uk
I also have another scarf on the go at the moment (picture also coming soon), this one was requested by a friend of mine who bought a bag off me, she loved it so much she asked if I did matching scarves. This has been an idea that I have been toying with - but so little time. But when she asked me I thought 'give the people what they want' so I smiled and replied - 'I do now'. When I post it, you can tell me what you think.
I posted 2 of my bags on ebay today, so I have my fingers, eyes, arms and legs crossed, hoping they will sell and give me a good return on my 91p investment it cost me to list them. Wish me luck.