It would be fair to say that the boy and I have taken a break from house tidying/organising/purging and have been in hibernation for the last few days. The baby’s room is very nearly finished being organised and it would only take a couple of hours to polish it off but I suspect that my subconscious doesn’t really want to finish it just yet; if the baby’s room is ready then I must be ready to have the little bear, and much as I’m longing to meet him or her (and be able to roll over in a manoeuvre that takes less than 10 minutes and doesn’t involve the use of a crane), I’d like a few more days – well we are only on day 3 of the test match.
When H worked from home and I headed out the door each morning we’d spend our holiday weeks balancing his desire to go out on expeditions and my deep longing to shut the door, unplug the phone, and just enjoy our pretty little house. I can remember enough of the wanting to hide away from the world, and my willingness to travel is directly proportional to the proposed destination’s distance from Warwick Hospital that our ‘cricket at home’ holiday is turning out to be just perfect.
And Alistair Cooke just got a century. At long last.
This is not of course to say that we’ve been totally idle. H has made a series of delicious sausage, bacon and egg butties at appropriate moments, and I’ve been knitting. Way back when, in the first of what seems to have been a string of ‘Year of the Baby Boom’s I made three Debbie Bliss Alphabet Blankets, all in quick succession and when I finished the third one I promised myself that the next one I knit was staying right here.
I had memories of this edging taking forever, but since I knit the last blanket I’ve learned how to knit backwards courtesy of the Lizard Ridge blanket which eliminates the need to turn each tiny triangle numerous times and has speeded the whole thing up no end.
It just looks so pretty when it’s finished! So as of the afternoon session on Day 3, with England a respectable 190-3, sorry, 194-3 (cheers KP), I have a top and bottom border – I just need to go and find my notes on what I changed on the side border.