Friday, 14 September 2007


Stash-busting September seems to be having a greater impact upon me than I expected. With my frugal knitting ways I need discipline and the ability to resist temptation to buy yarn. This I am managing, but I am also managing to resist other temptations. This week I have been to bed before ten o'clock each and every night. This is previously unheard of; I love watching the 10 o'clock news and then Newsnight and always think that the tiredness in a morning justifies the knowledge from the night before. But this week I have got out of bed feeling so refreshed and with a spring in my step. It's like I've just discovered a miracle health cure and I am keen to continue.

The downside to "early to bed" is that I'm not getting as much knitting done because I like to knit and watch tv and 10.00 - 11.20pm is key knitting time. So, whilst I am being disciplined in so many areas of my life, knitting progress is decidedly slower. The progress with Shona's sock is not too great when you consider I finished the first sock on Monday. I'm determined to finish the second this weekend.
In other news, work is going well at the moment. I have been working hard and staying late most evenings. There is a lot to do and I just laughed when I discovered my budget. Clearly school is employing my stash-busting techniques to resources. But, I'll carry on regardless and make the best of the situation.
Ezzie enjoyed his birthday yesterday. We went to the cinema and watched 'Two days in Paris'. We just turned up and asked for recommendations from the guys at the box office. It was quite funny, but they should have warned us it would be quite rude in parts. We had a nice meal out as well, and best of all we were back before nine so I could get my beauty sleep.


daintyknittingsticks said...

You're doing so well with the stash busting! We'll have to have a cuppa when I get back and discuss tactics as I've been told I'm not allowed to buy ANYTHING at all :( And Regia have just delivered the Kaffe Fasset yarn to my LYS...nooooo

Love the socks - they are so bright! What are you planning on next?

Am I allowed to join in the knitting circle again when I get back?! I'm having withdrawl symtoms!

McKnitty said...

Hello dainty!

It's been a long time since I saw you. I keep looking at your blog but you are clearly very busy at the moment and haven't posted for a while. Stash-busting can be very therapeutic and satisfying. It's hard to believe, but it's true!

As for coming knitting again, why of course! It's going to be at mine next but after I have my new floor put in. No doubt this will be discussed on the blog.

See you soon!