It is 30-plus and humid and sunny today. We've had 36mm of rain since Christmas Eve, our water tanks are somewhat more full and we feel not so bad about the drought now cos it seems that El Nino is dissipating and we might get normal rainfall! HOORAY!
(Alas, not our house - we are not that organised or monied to get all those christmas lights up)
I decided I have another goal this year. Not only am I going to work on making mates to all my lonely socks and try only to use stash yarn for projects (with the usual suspects exempt, like yarn for dyeing, yarn for presents if I really don't have the right sort, etc), I am going to work on my relationships with other human beings.
Yep, that is right, this infp is feeling a little lonely. I'd like to have a best friend. I don't have one of those, except for my husband but he isn't good to go shopping with or laugh at stupid clothes and stuff or do girly stuff with. He doesn't get any of that stuff. Actually, truth be told, I am not very good at it either but sometimes it would be nice to do things with other girls. I've only had one best girly friend in my entire adulthood, and her husband was in the army and suddenly got assigned somewhere, so she packed up and went home to her mother's - here one day, gone the next, literally. Never heard from her again. I can only assume that the fault is mine for my lack of close bonding with other people - I am really quite reserved and reticent. Maybe someone would like to adopt me - I am after all an orphan, if one that is *mumble* years old and technically capable of looking after herself.
I knitted another sock. It is a test sock. It seems to work. It quite obviously is a sock.
It is too big for me but fits DH (whick it should cos I knitted it in his size). I called the yarn choc mint chip, though there is a little more green than you might expect for mint chip. This yarn wanted to be knitted into this sock - the previous yarn didn't want to be this sock and protested mightily. It tangled and knotted and whined a lot at me. Admittedly the sock would not pose nicely - it looks an ok size on my foot but you didn't see the other side, where it is all baggy and wonky 8-)
Oh, whilst you are here, nip over to here, if you don't mind, and splash that Christmas cash. I need some extra cash - no job = no income and the mortgage is slurping some ungodly amount of our one income - and the yarn has just been sitting there, so maybe free postage on orders over $30 will help move it on out! Plus I am of a mind to add some handspun and some tops for spinning. It all takes time to get it online especially if I add paypal buttons to it.
Also, if you are responsible for this book
appearing on our doorstep,
a) thank you and
b) who are you?
It doesn't say who it is from. Looks like I'll be working on my cooking skills too this year - it is really a fascinating book. It is like a hip geek's guide to cooking, or a Stephanie Alexander gone geeky (hmm, I guess that people outside oz may not know who Ms Alexander is... a cooking guru, further up there than Nigella, etc).
Plus on a totally bloopy (lucky) level, I just took down a 2006 weather calendar from the study wall, went to the front door to unlock it (it was deadbolted cos I had been out) and what did I find in the doorway? The new weather calendar that I ordered before Christmas! Is that timing or what?
Finally, I managed to get bike chain oil on the inside of my bra today. Am I not special?