Time, or lack of, or mismanagement of, or……

I really, really want to keep up with this blog mallarky, I enjoy putting my thoughts down and keeping track of what I’m doing and how I feel but I just never seem to have the time.  Yet, I never seem to get things done either so what do I do with my time?  This week for instance, Monday – No idea what I did once I’d finished cooking and eating, there was no knitting done as I’d temporarily lost my mojo, I didn’t watch anything on TV, so what did I do?  Probably got lost in time browsing ravelry or reading blogs.  A waste of an evening?  I don’t know about that because I have a busy job so sometimes I just need to chill in the evening but then I feel guilty because the ironing is screaming at me or the house needs a clean through.  There’s another post in that I suppose, should one feel guilty about relaxing?  Tuesday, I went to my knitting group, got my mojo back by starting a lovely cabled bag, came home at 8.30 and knitted until around 11.15 then went to bed.  Wednesday was my eldest son’s last ever parents evening.  Again, there’s another post in that about how proud I am of him and how lovely it was to hear his teachers praising him to the hilt.  I got back home at about 8 and flicked a cleaning cloth around the bathrooms, then knitted and watched football on TV with youngest son.  Thursday, my mum who will be 90 this October, comes for tea on Thursdays, so after I had taken her home I fully intended to tackle the ironing mountain..did I?  Nope, I knitted…again!  I think I’m seeing a trend here of why I get nothing done!!  The point I am making I suppose, is that other people seem to be able to knit as much as I do, but also do the other things they need to do.  With me, it’s one or the other.  I need time management lessons I think!

However, I listen to podcasts, like for instance the very wonderful Electric Sheep (you can find the link in my side bar) and despite working full time, in London where half of your day is taken up by travelling to and from work, never mind the 8 hours you spend at work, Hoxton still manages to knit lots of stuff, put together and publish a brilliantly entertaining podcast each week and still have a life.  I think she’s actually got one of those gadgets that Dumbledore gave to Hermione so she could be in two places at one time and therefore take an extra class.  Yes, that must be it, all of these seemingly organised people who work full-time, run a household, knit umpteen items to my one pathetic effort and still have a social life, well they all must possess a time travel gadget!



Well that big round yellow thing in the sky has been on show for the past three days now, what the hell is going on?!  On Monday morning, driving to work I spotted the first yellow crocuses peeping through and some of my spring bulbs in containers are showing too.  It must be almost Spring :-).  The photo isn’t the greatest but I just managed to snap it with my phone whilst queuing in traffic this morning.

Hello world!

So, it’s now Saturday, weekends are my favourite times, no surprises there for anyone else who is caught up in the 9 to 5 rat race.  It’s quite bright today, making a change from all the dull, wet weather of the past few weeks.  I’m going to go out for a walk on our local shopping street for some fresh air and a browse.  We are lucky to have this lovely shopping area full of independant shops, here is the website of a scheme that was set up to encourage shoppers to the area http://www.lovelocal.org.uk/ and I try to support them by shopping there when I can.

Knitting-wise, I’m currently knitting a sweater for my mister in Sirdar Hug.  It’s going to be a large project for me and will take me quite some time as I’m not renowned for being a fast knitter!  Maybe he’ll get to wear it next winter then!!  I’m also knitting this http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/mayer/mayer.html for myself in Patons Jet in a gorgeous orange/purple/brown mix. I’m really pleased with how it’s looking but I’ve put it on the back-burner for a while to do the boyfriend’s sweater.  As I’m not too far off the finish line I maybe should crack on with it and be able to wear it in Spring.  Ah yes, Spring.  It won’t be too long now before the crocuses start peeping through on the central reservations of the dual carriageways.  This event never fails to make me ridiculously happy.  The first day I drive to work and see the crocuses, I have a smile on my face all day long.

I’ll try to get photos included in future posts but for now, this is it.  My first blog post.  Signing off for now but in the words of Arnie, I’ll be back!