Sunday, May 23, 2010

Running fast but keeping still

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...)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

chompy things: an old pair of slippers/shoes belonging to someone senior in the pack, a raw potato, an old football the boys have punctured - all leave less of a Trail of Crime than cardboard....
lovely wool - have a look at Stash Fine Yarns special offers, go on.. the Ella Mae laceweight [fine 4 ply, brill for socks] MairiAnna

silverpebble said...

This post is about poops, socks and cakes. This I appreciate

Pat said...

The dog is awesome cute, that darn yarn is beautiful! I must learn from you to post some photos from around the house as well as my sock pics...

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I think you've taken on a little ball of trouble there! Maybe you shoud have stuck to little balls of wool instead???

Trash said...

Puuuuuuuuuuuppppppppyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!

wonderwoman said...

he sounds like a little dynamo - tell Mr Stressy that chewing cardboard is way better than chewing slippers! your yarn looks gorgeous i'm not surprised you could not resist it!

dottycookie said...

Ooooh, which is more lovely, the puppy or the wool? I know, make some socks for the puppy with the wool and then we shall have an overload of cuteness!!!

marit said...

He's really cute! The yarn looks good too!

I'm done- almost...just a "couple" of ends to weave in- with my Macchia de colore...looking forward to June:-)

Moogsmum said...

Could be worse.....he could raid the bin for used tissues and shred them all over the living room a la Moog!!

I'm feeling stressed just reading about your list of WIPs. I think you might have to get those three GW blanket squares done cos the sewing together and edging will only take a minute....ahem ;o)

As for the Macchia socks - don't worry, there's no rush, no need to feel pressured. You still have five days left to finish them!

I looooove that Posh wool. Especially the left hand skein with that mad shot of greeny yellow. They's be good for Diversion.

xxx