Well after last weeks shameful bloggy meltdown in the form of mathematics sickness I somehow drew a new lease of life from it.
I finished typing and then suddenly had a spurt on my blanket.
In fact I haven't just done a few rows - I've done twelve. That's 3 hours in total. And I have fallen back in love with it.
The easiness that allows my mind to travel is just lush.
And the colours.
And the conversation while I am doing it.
And the fact that I have weaved into that blanket so many emotions and experiences. It has been a friend to me over the past few months. I couldn't thank it enough! So I persevere!
I have also decided what I am to do with the new yarn. I am making a picnic blanket. Inspired by this amazing blanket on the beautiful Edith Florence blog (check it out!).
I am working my way through the ever so amazing 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws and Afghans: Crochet Squares to Mix-and-Match by Jan Eaton and trying all the ones that catch my eye. They turn out pretty big which was surprising. But I am enjoying the challenge of reading a pattern and learning new skills.
The hens have been loving the sunshine. Lots of pampering sessions by having dust baths in the evening sun to cool down and lots of egg laying. And I don't just mean lots of eggs, I mean huge eggs. Eggs that a human would struggle with! Double yokers in abundance! When I collect eggs this size I just look at the hens in disbelief. Looking for clues of which brave hen has embarked on giving birth to such monsters! I am surprised they are still alive!
To try and show you the sheer size ... I have put one of the monsters next to a normal size egg ....
I have also put the Dear Fatty by Dawn French to bed now. I struggled with it. It was a bunch of letters addressed to various Friends and family and it just didn't keep me reading.
I felt really guilty for putting down a book, but after a discussion with Mr Staples, he assured me that putting down a book was okay and it was not a crime. I then felt ready to start One Day.
So really a very eventful and productive week. Lots of rows, squares and pages ... and not forgetting the Olympics. Which has been on at all times! I can't wait to go to London to see it all for myself on Saturday.
I am marking the occasion with my bunting and also some red, white and blue sweet peas which my Nanny gave to me!