I've been asked to do an interview on Radio Lincolnshire - live on Sunday morning! It'll be about Knit Lincs, which should, hopefully, be great for the group as we might get more members (exactly who does listen to Radio Lincolnshire on Sunday mornings?!). But I'm really scared. It's going out live, which means I'm certain to say something really stupid AND have a coughing fit. Very very scary. Eeeeeeeeeeeek.
The stonking cold is still with me, although it's getting better now (apart from the cough, which could make the interview extra inaudible!). I am really fed up with being off work, as I seem to have been off for weeks (OK, OK, there was a two week gap over Christmas anyway) and being self-employed means no sick pay. :-( And don't get me started on ringing the benefits helpline - I'm sure they deliberately ask you every inane question ever when they realise you've got a sore throat and want to talk as little as possible! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
The one bonus has been extra knitting time:
Broadripple socks finished! I did take a picture of them with my feet inside but my hairy legs were on display, so the picture is not appearing on here. Does anyone actually bother to shave their legs in winter? I just can't see the point.
Jaywalker socks using the Curious sock yarn are growing well. DB says that this looks like a little chimney is growing out of my windowsill! Will very soon be at the heel turn for these. Curious yarns were featured in the latest Simply Knitting so they'll probably be inundated with orders now (well they probably were already as their yarn is ace!). The socks are next to the Narcissus on my windowsill, which has just burst into flower.
I finished the back of Cranberry last night. A satisfying quick knit, only the front and sleeves to go now! The yarn is lovely to work with, very soft and cuddly. It's going to be a wonderful jumper to wear (I hope).
Meanwhile, I've been fulfilling some New Year's Resolutions. I failed the one about not getting a sore throat again (that lasted approx 1 day into the New Year, but I'm not sure what I could do about it!). I did however get my electricity supplier switched to a green company. I used USwitch and have moved to Ecotricity (which is also marginally cheaper per year, so now I have an extra £7.54 a year to spend on yarn!). I read up about green electricity suppliers in advance on Ethiscore. I've got some stuff to clear out which I'm going to put on Freecycle.
And, whilst browsing on Money Saving Expert, I found a link to this site:
5 minutes away - which provides details of places to get food, drink, loos and petrol within five minutes of motorway junctions so you don't have to spend a fortune on plastic food at motorway service stations!