Tuesdays are designated knitting/spinning evenings at my home. Dalesman and Dalesboy go out to twist and turn at their aikido class and I am home alone.
It's become a bit of a ritual
First of all I put some laundry on and prepare some supper - usually some spelt pasta and homemade pesto. Then I tidy and clean the kitchen. The lounge gets a quick tidy then I put the kettle on and make a pot of peppermint tea. The only light on is the one by my 'nest' and the laptop is sat on top of my workbasket.
I decide what podcasts to listen to. Amongst the choices are: the Archers omnibus, Cast On, Sticks and String, Y Knits, Knit Picks, Faery Knitting.
Finally I decide on which project to knit, click play and I'm off.
Last evening I was sat knitting on a cardigan for a yet to be born knitter. So many of my friends are having babies it's fantastic - keep up the good work girls and boys.
After a couple of hours I realised I was totally relaxed and at peace. There was a huge thunderstorm and I just carried on safe and secure in my 'nest'.
When it was time to go to bed I took Knitting in America with me. I love this book. My copy is getting really tatty cos I read it all the time. Not only are the pieces in it wonderful the stories of knitters across America are truly inspirational.
Finally I fell asleep and had the most wonderful dream about a large complicated knitting project.
By the way I thought I'd share..........................
129 sleeps till we're off to see the Harlot