Saturday, 9 January 2016

goodbye fibre

I thought I had packed away all my knitting and spinning fibres yesterday, the room looks better, just need to clear the surfaces and dust down but sitting here I have just spotted a ball of wool hiding under the computer shelf!

Anyway back to what I was saying, the room looks better and Ian has chosen the cross stitch picture of the castle for me to do. I've just had a look at the instructions and the chart and I think it will take me several days to sort the threads out!! really nee to do it in daylight. I may enlarge parts of the chart to make it easier on the eye.

I also need to find a frame to work it on, I have several but its more than 20 years since I have done anything like this they are hidden away somewhere....possible the back of the wardrobe.

The reason for wanting a long term project like this is that when I saw my consultant on Tuesday he told me not to go back to work for the time being and we will reassess where we are in a few weeks time once I've had some more tests. This should help keep my brain working :-)

I've also decided this this is a great opportunity to try and eat healthier so I've been looking up soup recipes etc It will be nice to have the chance to cook more rather than the hurried quick meal after work, hopefully it will also save some money as well.

My spindles and knitting needles are looking quite forlorn now, other are in there containers on the shelves but downstairs the winter flowers are adding a spot of brightness to the kitchen

in spite of the winter rain.


Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Oh, that sneaky ball of yarn! I'm finding forgotten treasures as I go through my sewing room. I wonder how we manage to accumulate so much?

Maggi said...

Love the colours of those threads but I can see that you would definitely need natural light to sort them.

Araignee said...

That looks like quite a challenging stitching project but it is ever so lovely. I love stitching by a window on a bright winter day. I can't wait to get the time to get back to it.