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Flump, slump.

I think I’ve been running on stress and adrenaline since I bought the cooker last week. I have been pushing myself to do things, not sleeping well and generally over extending.
On the plus, I have a clean flat, new tiling, a new cooker (installed and dinner cooked using it) and feel a sense of accomplishment.
On the down side since the cooker arrived today, I have slumped. I am really tired, I have pain, hips, feet, shoulders, hands, wrists, and a head ache. I nearly didn’t make dinner as it seemed too much bother. I’ve discovered yet more dermatitis. I can’t concentrate, so no knitting, no reading. I am officially taking tomorrow off.
Off to bed soon, then tomorrow the only things I am doing are feeding me and the cats, and things to relax. I was going to make biscuits, but they can wait.


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Phase Two Complete

I have 3 4by12 patch strips.

It’s actually been a struggle to concentrate on the last one. It’s been a busy day and the flat (apartment) is hot.

Here’s a picture of the patches pre-sewing.

The light wasn’t great today though.

Thursday is Phase Three, sewing the strips into an FO!


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Phase One Complete

Operation Blanket is a go.

I am on a mission.

I have sewn the 144 blanket squares into 9 16 patch squares.

I have laid out the patches and decided where they will go in  the completed blanket.

The mission for tomorrow is to at least sew those 16 patch squares into three strips, and by the end of Thursday to have sewn those strips into a completed blanket.

More complicated as I do actually have housework and a special survey to do tomorrow, the course on Wednesday and to do my allotted job searching and applying. I’d do some tonight but the course today left me with only enough energy to get cat food on the way home, cook and eat dinner, make the placement decision and write this post.

I think there’s an early night with my name on it in the very near future.

Sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite.


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We have had a pretty rotten summer so far in Edinburgh. Today was not rotten. It was gorgeous and I was out most of the afternoon and evening. I am SO tired.

One of the things I did today was buy some new bamboo needles in a needle roll, on sale. A while ago I sat on one of my lovely Surina 4mm needles, so it was good to replace it AND get another 7 pairs for twice what the single pair would cost AND get a pretty roll thrown in. I had plans to do some knitting tonight but I am too tired. I am definitely too tired to look at the Gloves of Doom (stuff and things happened to stop me looking at them yesterday). I am even too tired to unpin the blocked blanket squares, and pin out the last 7.

It’s not even 10pm, and I am having trouble keeping my eyes open. Not even the coffee I drank (and I don’t do coffee in the evenings usually) is helping to perk me up. So before I make my 38539th typo, and have to redo another bit of the post, I am going to lie on the sofa for a bit with the end of Poirot and then go to bed.

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Plying yarn = plying myself with alcohol

I have spun 400 yards in singles this past week. Today I decided to ply it. All the winding, plying, then winding it on to the the swift took hours. It was exhausting, I stopped half way through for dinner and then I had to have a beer while I did the rest. I am never plying so much in one go ever again.

It’s been washed and rinsed, and is drying, I have no idea what weight the actual yarn is until I check once it’s dry. It seemed balanced, there was no twist in the skein before I wet it, but not sure if that means I could/should have put more twist in.


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This entry is brought to you by the letters O & W and by the punctuation mark “!”

I’d moan, but I don’t have the energy, nor do I have the energy for a good cry, which I’m sure would help.

Suffice to say it’s not a good day.

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I have 2mm Bamboo needles. I thought metal ones might be a bit hard on the old hands. They do resemble long toothpicks though and bend alarmingly. The start of the gloves now seems a reasonable width.

I did have to go on a bit of a trek to get them and by the time I got back I was pretty much too tired to do much more than throw together some salad for dinner.  I did get some fabulous seeded oatcakes from Your Piece. I don’t see the 5 seed ones there, but they are very, very tasty. I also got some Vignotte and some really gorgeous *proper* cheddar – not the plastic wrapped stuff.

Got the new printer, it’s all installed and I even used to to print this afternoon.

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