Friday, March 31, 2006

In-yer-face daffodils


See, finally the sun came out! This is my first outside-drying load of washing of the year:


So fab. Usually I come charging home from several days away, wash mountains of clothing (because of wearing 8 layers at work cos it's cold), hang it around the flat to dry, frantically iron it to finish off the drying, shove it back into overnight bag and off I go to work for a few days again.

But the sun dries it in about 2 hours (at the moment). Isn't that fab?!

I think podcasts are to blame for my new enthusiasm for ironing. I never used to iron anything, but now I do a big mountain every Sunday (partly to get it dry for work), but partly because there's loads of knitting podcasts to catch up with!

I've just signed up for the One Skein Secret Pal Exchange. I thought it would be interesting to give this one a try! I like the idea of having to write about the skein I'm sending to my SP - will make for some interesting skein shopping I think.

I'm off on holiday for a few days, so don't expect any blog updates for about a week! I've sorted out what knitting to pack: Noro socks, Maya bag and Tubey to get started and which books to take: "The Carlyles at home" and "Pillars of the earth". Now I really should get round to finding some clothes and my toothbrush. Priorities you see.

I'm not sure when I'll be updating again as next week will be weird. Sunday would have been my Dad's 59th birthday, Wednesday is Mum's 60th birthday and Thursday is the first anniversary of Dad's death. We're going to be away for most of that time anyway, but after that I'm going to stay with a friend in London.

I'll be holidaying near to here and here, so hopefully some yarn might find it's way home with me too...

8 comments:

ambermoggie said...

hope your week is ok, I'll be up that neck of the woods in the week if you wanted to meet up? Also don't forget the shop in Ulverston darn name escapes me at the minute

Seahorse said...

{hugs} I hope you're able to enjoy your time away, despite what I'm sure must be very mixed emotions about this time of year.

KnitYoga said...

Anniversaries like that can be very difficult but I do hope you manage to enjoy your break. Oh, and don't fight against the urge to come home with lots of fluffy knitterly goodies.

Anne said...

I'll be thinking of you this week. Hope it goes ok.

(And would you believe that my lovely new washing machine DIDN'T WORK today! Arrrggghh! And it _was_ perfect drying weather - never mind, John hit it in the right place when he got home, and it realised it's mistake.)

One Skein SP sounds fun - I'm toying with the idea...

Mary Anne said...

I hope you have a relaxing and peaceful holiday kiddo, in spite of this emotional time. I'm winging some warm hugs your way. Safe journey, my friend.

happyspider said...

DAFFODILS!!!!!!! omg, im so jealous! it was FREEZING today :(

Anonymous said...

Sweetie, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It's always a good thing to remember and celebrate those who were important in our lives. My step-dad passed away in April too, but that was seven years ago. It's still difficult to think about it, but I like to remember all the good and happy memories I have of him.

Lots of hugs,
Your SP Katarina

jess said...

Positive vibes from me to you. Hope you all get through the anniversary and BDs ok.