I’m feeling a little restless. It’s a feeling that’s been with me for the last few weeks, but up until now, I’ve been able to ignore it and put it aside.
Today though, it’s not so easy. 😦
Let’s take a couple of steps back and start at the beginning of this week. I decided that as we’re moving in a couple of weeks, spending a few days at home with my parents would be really good. I made a list of all the foods that my mum makes and that I really miss. I called her up on Sunday and told her what was on my list and then drove up on Monday. The last few days have been great. I got to eat my mum’s cooking!!! 🙂 She made everything that was on my list and I’ve even got some of the recipes so that I can have a go myself at some point. This isn’t every day curries, this is th savoury dishes and sweets that my mum makes. I can do curries. I have never tried sweets and the savoury dishes I love, I’ve tried once and botched completely.
I have a better understanding, now that I’ve actually taken the time to watch mum and note things down!
I also started a new project, socks. But we’ll talk about that later. 🙂
I decided to drive back yesterday and would you believe, I broke down. Nothing wrong with the car per se, more the damned front tyre.
A lovely man on his motorbike pulled up beside me and mimed that my left front tyre was a bit low. I pulled into the next service station, found the air and water section. Started to put air into the tyre and within seconds, it blew. 😦 There was rubber everywhere.
Called the AA and they were great. I had to wait a couple of hours for a recovery truck, but they did arrange for a man and new tyre combo to meet us at a service station further on. Unfortunately, for a trip that would normally take me 4 hours tops, it took 8 hours. I got in very late last night and I’m shattered this morning.
Have to say though, I got a good 2 hours worth of knitting done while waiting to be rescued.
The unfortunate thing is that this particular ‘adventure’ has brought my restlessness right to the forefront of my mind. I NEED TO DO SOMETHING. I just don’t know what. I don’t even know where to start. I think I’ll have to start making a list and narrowing it down from there.
On to the knitting. Yep, I said I’d started another project. I know, I know. I’m supposed to be working through my WIP’s. I will, I promise.
But having seen Bronte’s Eagle’s Flight Sockapalooza socks, I couldn’t resist having a go at the pattern myself. 🙂
Here is the progress so far:
Looking good? I think so. That was until I noticed this:
Yep. It’s a broken bamboo needle. 😦
First one of my DPN’s to have snapped. Thankfully, they’re the Takumi Clover range and I have a 5th needle. As I only use 4, this is a life saver. Phew.
Oh, and I’ve fallen off the ‘no buying yarn’ wagon. But it is scrumptious stuff. Piccies later! 🙂