Tuesday, 7 February 2017


I am trying to break with some of my patterns of behaviour. Such as, having too many things. I watch the hoarding programmes without really wanting to admit that I have similar attitudes. Since my part time working started after Christmas, I have been trying to tackle a bit of the flat each week, and have already got rid of and sorted a lot. As it is half term next week, I have decided to tackle the back room. Although the rest of the flat is very full, we are not living under teetering piles of rubbish and in danger of being crushed. However, the back room is a mini version of that. It is a very small room, about 2.5 meters square. The only usable space is about a meter strip in the middle for Cassie's biscuits. By the end of next week, I want it to be a place that can be sat in, and even slept in by a guest. I might be a bit ambitious, and I do always overestimate what I can get done in any given time, but I hope to get a lot done. Will share before and after if I get it finished!
 The weekend before last, we went to a place called Brighouse, in Yorkshire, for a surprise 50th birthday party for Andy's cousin Pete. There were lots of patterns to be seen from the window of our hotel on the lovely morning after, when I had a less than lovely morning after the fun night before. Don't sit up drinking Drambui in the hotel bar would be my advice. Despite the hangover, it was a fun party and good to see everyone.

The other patterns in my life at the moment are knitting ones. I had a bit of an animal phase after Christmas, making a turkey, goose and rooster. I love making them! Don't seem to have taken many photos though. I am currently knitting my first ever jumper. It is from a book of cat patterns-mainly jumpers, and some other bits like cushions. It is from the eighties and is great. I spotted it when I was donating stuff. At least I went in with a big bag and came out with a small one! I have only done the rib, the bottom and the beginning of the pattern. I painstakingly copied out the pattern onto graph paper rather than following the one in the book, which may have been a waste of time but enjoyable. It will use up a lot of my wool, though may be a bit cobbled together in different colours and types. I may only end up wearing it around the house, but I am excited to get on with it! I do have a very boring crocheted baby blanket to make but am doing that in between.

Here's the goose  and the rooster on tumblr.


Jenny Woolf said...

The knitted toys are really cool! I wish I could knit. I am going to have another go at decluttering now. I'm getting better but there is still a long way to go.

Snoopydog said...

Loving the knitted toys! Good luck with the clearing and tidying. You need to read Marie Kondo's book, 'The Life-Changing Art of Tidying'. ;-) Ros x

Sarah said...

Thanks! I have read it. It was an interesting read, mainly because I was fascinated by her, and wondered what I would have done if I had been her teacher! I have a lot of books about organising and decluttering, in fact they add to the clutter!

roth phallyka said...

I'm getting better but there is still a long way to go.