Hello, did you miss me? Captioning the image in my last post 'Be still' jinxed my week methinks. I've been anything but, accompanying my mother, hither and thither, on her various visits to assorted hospital consultants, post-op and pre-radiotherapy. And then the snow came. And the electricity failed. And so of course we lost our internet connection. And even when both were restored they were intermittent for a while.
I'd show you photographs of my wintry weekend if I had any, but guess who forgot to charge the camera batteries the day before the weather plunged us into the nineteenth century. Suffice to say, we got off lightly here in the river valley. More than enough snow for the kids to go sledging but not the fifteen foot drifts that the folk on the hills were struggling with. The village shop didn't open and the milkman couldn't deliver, but we had candles, a still working gas hob, and plenty of good chocolate ... all was well.
Although with no heating because of the power outage my studio was blimmin' freezing! Which would be the reason any time spent stowing things away in there has involved bundling up in woolly sweaters, my Undine shawl and my Runrig mitts. All the books are now shelved and most of the yarn has a home, but goodness I have a lot of arty crafty stuff. I need to buy some storage boxes or baskets before I can finish the job, can anyone recommend a good source? And I need a chair, because kneeling on the floor, even for five minutes, did my knees no good at all! I can't wait to be properly installed and able to use the room as a making space, as opposed to it being a space that makes work on!
All of which is a rather long winded way of saying that I'm still here and that normal service will be resumed shortly. So, has the weather been any better where you are? And what did you get up to this last weekend?
✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤
In the picture: Eunecia Street Stebbins of East Haven Connecticut, by Reuben Moulthorp, c.1806. Her arms and her fingers appear impossibly long, which serves to foreground her knitting ... I love that about this image.
✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤ ✤
Follow the links below to subscribe to free updates via ...
And you can also now join us on Facebook or Ravelry