Decorating and minor building works are likely to start here in the next couple of weeks. This is the last of it. Well. There will still be jobs to do, but it will be the end of the complete makeover that the house has had over the last couple of years. It will be the end of the chaotic heap of boxes clogging up our bedroom. And I will finally be getting my things out of storage. It seems close now, but it's a lot of work to get there.
My workspace may well be decamping back to the stool in the kitchen. Bag making may have to go on hold. The beginning of my Be Your Own Boss venture feels slightly hijacked by decorating, but if I was still in regular employment it would have taken a lot longer to happen.
In the background, I'm working on two knitting patterns. The first will hopefully go out next month. This process has been really interesting. The most surprising thing is that I'm preferring to write the pattern first, then amend it as I knit. It forces you to do a lot of preparation up front. Finalise most of the design elements. Swatch and work out gauge for different stitch patterns. Calculate sizing, and ease. And to think hard about the simplest way to put the whole thing together. For me it seems easier to go through all this it the beginning, then amend the pattern to reflect exactly what I did, than to try to remember what happened afterwards.
Today I'm leaving you with these itty bitty balls of yarn. The pin loom
obsession distraction has not wained, but there needed to be a bit more blue in there. 183 to go.