Friday, May 18, 2007

An odd week

It's been an odd week for me and not terribly productive, either at home or at work. Family matters have taken precedence and I've driven an awful lot of miles, in a mad but very necessary round trip to Bodmin for a funeral. Suffice it to say, I'm feeling very tired and drained, waking this morning all thick headed on the tail end of a dream about the shed exploding and torrential rain...

(Dave tells me I must have suppressed anxiety about the shed blowing up. Our neighbour has a distressing tendency to build huge fires in her garden in close proximity to it, pouring petrol on and then going indoors to watch TV whilst it burns unmonitored. More than once, I've prompted Dave into getting the hose pipe out and dowsing down our fence and shed...)

With all the driving and visiting, I haven't really had much time to myself this week, with what little time I have had being dedicated to writing rather than anything else. With the first Strangehaven event in a few weeks, I'm beginning to feel the pressure. We have a ref meeting this weekend, so hopefully once that's done I'll be in a calmer state of mind.

I did take some cotton and a crochet hook down to Cornwall with me, making a start on a plum coloured 'Sweetpea Shawl' from The Happy Hooker. No idea how it's going to turn out, but it seems to be working up OK and Charlie approves. I had a few problems understanding the instructions (I'm terrible with patterns) but fortunately, the pattern is charted so I managed to interpret it in the end.

More soon, when I'm less tired, my brain is working properly and I don't have a huge backlog of work...

2 comments:

steel breeze said...

So sorry to hear about the funeral, and not to worry about missing Knit-Wits - I gather it was quite a quiet week!

The sweet-pea shawl is the white one I brought in for the crochet workshop - the first few rows are a PITA because they're so long, but it gets faster and faster. I don't believe you can make it in a day like it says in the book - not unless we're talking a 24h no-sleep kinda day! :)

Richard said...

You should perhaps guide your dream and think of a nice pleasant calm pool, with a tiny breeze, and little rain, that turns in river with your shed floating down it until it joins a raging torrent, falling down a mile high waterfall into a flaming lake :)