Today I had the afternoon off. No children to worry about - be they in school or at home - no husband to worry about, empty ironing basket, tea was sorted, I had nothing to do! Well, I had plenty to do really, but nothing I wanted to do. So at 12.30, I settled myself down in front of the telly and prepared myself for two and a half hours of uninterrupted quality knitting time. I opted for The Blues Brothers (oh I'd forgotten just how funny that film is) and set about the mystery blanket. It is now much less of a mystery of course - the laws of symmetry more or less tell us what's happening where.
It doesn't really show up all that well does it against the red carpet. I managed to sew lots of the squares together today and cast on for the top left sequin one. I can hardly wait until it's all done, then I can show you a picture outside in decent light. The colours sing, the light on the beads is beautiful and the sequins give it an almost electrifying zinginess!
I was having such a glorious afternoon that it was 3.15 before I realised. Peace and quiet shattered. Children home, arguments and fighting started, the constant 'muuuum can I have....'
Oh heavy, heavy sigh. It was nice while it lasted.