Morning, everyone, welcome to Monday. Verging on sunny and no frost so maybe it will be a fine weather day.
My new duvet really is just the ticket, keeping me cosy warm without being too hot. I feel that, generally, I am sleeping so much better now (hoping that's not Famous Last Words) and this morning I woke just after seven - unbelievably late. No complaints, it's rather nice, but maybe I should stop relying on an early start!
Yesterday was marked by one thing - clearing out my knitting bag. I needed a cable needle, knew I had one somewhere at the bottom, got fed up of feeling around and tipped the contents on the carpet.
Apart from the general rubble there, the lid had come off a box of little beads and then went all over the place.
Oh, well, it obviously was long overdue for a clearout.
It took quite a while to untangle some small balls of yarn and to pick up all the beads but it's done now and everything in in its rightful place upstairs again with just the necessities in the bag.
In the bag was a poly bag of knitted squares so I decided to get them sewn together to make a little blanket. Luckily, there were twenty so 5x4 worked nicely. Then I crocheted a simple border and now it's in the ironing basket for some blocking and steam 'ironing' before I take it to the Sally Army recycling point. Some family will be glad of it for their little one, I hope.
I also got on with the wrist warmers and, right now, am road testing how well they work as I type. They're fine, don't get in the way, and the only problem is one is two rows longer than t'other. It doesn't stop them from doing the job, it's just slightly irritating, but they are sewn up now and I'm not about to try to repair the mistake.
I'm right, they will make nice little stocking fillers type gifts.
As Sue said in comments, no surprises regarding who was eliminated. In fact, I was pleased because, while the celebrity is OK, I really don't like the professional dancer. They create brilliant dances and are a very good teacher, I am sure, but - well, I have reasons but won't go into them.
The Christmassy thing I did was to go online to order, download and activate my Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar. It's now sitting on my desktop waiting for December 1st.
Today, being a normal Monday, there are two things in the diary. The first is circuit training over midday which is always fun and the other is tuition after school, for which I must plan this morning. I also have a few items arriving by post so that's nice.
In between those, there's enough bits and bobs of clearing and tidying to keep me occupied all day so it should be a very satisfying time.
Come the evening, I will start my other chunky cardigan project, seeing as I need to talk to Beth about the one I'm making for her Christmas pressie and do some measuring and, as she's not 100% at the moment, it will have to wait.
Do you have any creative projects on the go at the moment. I know Sooze is making some absolutely beautiful cards but how about everyone else?
Have a lovely Monday, everyone. The sun is now shining brightly here and I hope it is doing the same for you. Be happy. xx