Today is the end of the month and it is D Day for us. As well as having house guests from England at this stressful time in our lives, I am racing around organizing physicals for the children in case I end up without a doctor and doing all those things that one normally does to try to prevent major fallout.
I am also, I'm very happy to say, knitting again!!
Yes, EZ has been my saviour. Cracking open Elizabeth Zimmermann's book to research her "Tomten" pattern has got me back up and running in the knitting department. The pattern is perfect as a social project. Its simplicity lends itself perfectly to those occasions when you want something to work on but need to have your wits about you to converse with fellow knitters or your mother!
I leapt into my stash this weekend and pulled out several skeins of Plymouth Encore, an acrylic/wool blend, in a gentle shade of pink that will make a perfect warm winter jacket for a little girl. I'm using size US 8 needles and coming up with a gauge of 4sts per inch. After one false start when I swear the item could have stretched to fit around me(!) I have now cast on 104sts and am merrily producing pink garter stitch while my mum brings me up to date on all the news back in "Ol Blighty."
As to the rest of life? EZ even has an answer for that. She says: "Knit on with confidence and hope, through all crisis."
Sounds like good advice to me.