It dawned on me in the early sleepless hours that the only thing to do with the Evil Mittens of Doom is to frog them. So I have. Bye, bye Mittens – I’d like to say it was good to know you but it wasn’t.
Anybody want a Traditional Mitten knitting kit, slightly (ab)used?
Also today I came to my senses and stopped avoiding my Income Tax submission. I’ve just pressed the Send button.
That’s two weights gone from my shoulders.
I am in fact the hungriest that I have been to date on this 5:2 regime. I had some Smoked Cod in the fridge and morphed it into a chowder for our lunch. It squeaked in at just about exactly 500 kilocalories each. Four hours on, and my tummy is rumbling. Must make a mental note not to serve that up again on a Fast day.
There were plans for me to head into town tomorrow to get something a little more interesting to inject into our diet. Then I realised it was a “via Stronsay” day tomorrow. So, plans cancelled. There’s nothing that I need all that badly that I’ll sit on a boat for the best part of three hours. Oh, no, indeedy no.
Right – mittens cancelled, tax done, shopping cancelled. I shall be in need of gainful employment tomorrow. It’s still January, I should seek out a UFO for completion. I’m not sure that I wish to.
The Stashbuster Blanket had a wash yesterday and is drying on my table today. The Baby Surprise Jacket was seamed on Monday afternoon and now needs buttons and a wash. I picked up the Curl that I started when I bought the book of Curls – it had got no further than setting the pattern up. After messing up a couple of rows, I frogged it and began again. It’s not really a UFO, especially now I started again. It’s what I feel I should like to be knitting however and I also feel that I might be able to complete it by the end of the month if nothing else gets in my way…
What to do?
There’s a wee voice in my head telling me to complete the Cecchetti. I don’t really want to. I have a feeling that things will not progress well. I could forge ahead and spend a week trying to be strong minded about it and then simply frog it as I have done with the mitts. It gets the UFO count down, one way or another, doesn’t it?