I finished the first sock. I need to tidy up the grafting a little bit. I have cast on the second sock. Another two colours arrived for Son of Babette. I finished the hat, and never ever wish to see either the yarn or pattern again. And not related to Year of Projects, but indulge me, my favourite women’s cycling e-tailer had a 50% off coupon for all orders in February. It would have been rude not to, right?
We’ve all had a respiratory bug. This has triggered my asthma, which has been uncomfortable and unpleasant. Much as I would love to be out on my bike, I would be happy to climb a single flight of stairs without having to sit down for a rest at the top. And I am looking forward to waking up one morning without the taste of inhaler spray in my mouth.
The funeral is scheduled for later this week, I hope to be fit enough to travel by then. As one of you so helpfully said in the comments last week, life goes on, even if we don’t really want it to quite yet. I need to get well. In fact, I need to get quite quite well so that my clock has the best possible chance of carrying on well past 57. I need to get back on my bike and do more miles on it, because I really don’t burn many calories knitting. Luckily, as spring gets closer the balance of knitting/cycling should automatically shift a bit.
Thank you again for all the comments, they were lovely to read and it was so welcome to keep a focus on my crafting as well as my grief. I’m going to finish off with a bundle of photos, including some of the Marks & Spencer homes catalogue that was featured in the video that you-tube wasn’t playing last week. I have no idea why M&S don’t have some of these great sets on their website, but never mind. Anyway. Life goes on, there are mouths to feed, lungs to heal, people to love, bikes to ride (albeit not yet and very slowly) and sisters and unborn babies to knit for. Onwards. Love to you all.