Her bed has been changed, the room tidied and washing done, dried and put away.
I did not start to take the decs down, it will do tomorrow. The mist and drizzle turned to fog during the morning and put me off any more chores.
I did a Tesco run and restocked with fruit, veg and milk, I also picked up a few bargains but did not go mad. I aim to have a sensible and light eating plan for January, I may not have stuffed myself with sweets, cakes and puddings (Trifle is NOT pudding in this house, it is essential on very rare occasions) but I have eaten some rich meals. I made a batch of veg soup this afternoon and have 8 generous portions lined up. Tomorrow I will make some Scotch Broth, for days when I want some meat.
I have cast on more socks, well one sock, for Fran. She picked the yarn from my stash and asked for vanilla socks.
She likes the 6" leg and her feet are small so they will be another quick knit.
The second part of my gift did not arrive, I will share it all together hopefully by Wednesday.
I started my sock while watching Ken Dodd on TV, no swearing, no graphic sex talk, lots of silliness and rolling around laughing. Telly at it's best, my Mum would have loved it as much as I did.
As the year slips away I will not waste time by having a post mortem. What's gone is gone, what's done is done, none of it can be changed. I only hope that lessons learned will not be forgotten and that I profit from them.
My only aims next year are to be more adventurous in my knitting and to get my crochet mojo back on track.
I usually have a word or phrase for the year and next year I think it will have to be,
To Boldly Knit what ever takes my fancy with the help of you tube and podcasters.
I will share my trials and tribulations, my failures and triumphs. I want to master the Fish Lips Kiss Heel, how I love that name. Put in an afterthought heel, why call it that when you have to plan and put in a marker row of scrap yarn?
I want to knit a pair of toe up socks and crochet a summery top, and the list could go on ad infinitum but those 4 will suffice to start with.
And now the time has come for a cuppa and to wish you all a healthy and happy 2017.