I've hardly had time to do anything over the past 10 days. Harvey has come to the right house - he is a lunatic. Charging round like a thing possessed. I have spent much of the past week or so clearing up puddles and little deposits. Fortunately the weather has been lovely so he's able to trot outside whenever he wants. Despite the many toys he has, an empty cardboard box is his favourite thing. Mr Stressy is less than happy about this - chewed up bits of cardboard round the garden are not his idea of fun!
Needless to say, the knitting has suffered terribly. Barely a stitch has been done. I am very behind on the mystery blanket - still not completed April's squares, let alone begun May's and oh my goodness, it's nearly June, so the next package will be arriving probably by next weekend.
As to the Macchia sock, I haven't even turned the heel on the second one. June sees 2 wedding cakes (why are the biggest cakes always sponge and therefore need decorating at the very last minute?) and a big retirement cake. Oh yes, and my mother-in-law is visiting for a week over half term. Something has got to give.
I feel the mystery blanket will be put on hold again. The sock must be finished as I'm desperate to begin the fabulous June pattern.
Just to convince myself that sock knitting is the best thing ever (yeah, like I needed convincing) I treated myself to some more Posh yarn. Well be honest, faced with these, wouldn't you have caved in? They are actually both the same colourway (Good Vibrations) but look totally different.
Neither of these will suit June's pattern though, so they will have to remain un-knitted for sometime yet.
My apologies for not replying to your comments - I do try to, but if I let myself on the computer, I end up on Ravelry and we all know what a huge time warp that is. So I am trying to be strong and not turning the machine on. (oops, it appears to be on now, so maybe I'll head on over there just to see what's happening...)