Listening to: ‘Fleshmarket Close’, an adaptation of the Ian Rankin novel, on Radio 4. It’s much lower key than the TV versions have been, not that that’s a bad thing, but some of the performances are a bit iffy.
Rereading: lots of Terry Pratchett, having discovered that I can borrow ebooks from my local library. I need cheering up, so who better than Pratchett?
Watching: not a lot.
Making: still on the shawl. I decided this morning to read the end of the pattern, to find out how to finish it. (When all else fails, read the instructions.) It says to knit until there are 226 stitches, after a garter stitch stripe, then cast off. The problem with that is that, although when I started it I counted carefully after every pattern section, after a while I forgot. When I finally remembered, the count was out, but I couldn’t be bothered frogging back. So have I got too many stitches, or too few?
I could knit on until the yarn runs out, but the ball doesn’t seem to be getting any smaller, so it might end up enormous. Perhaps the best idea is to knit on till I’m bored?
I’ve made another tree for the ‘Stitch a Tree Project’, and finished more running stitch samples. Not much to show for a week’s work, really.
Feeling: better than yesterday, which started OK and went downhill rapidly. We had a pleasant visit from two family members, and cheered ourselves up by having a good laugh at unpleasant family member’s (UFM) latest emails. (I knew the silence was too good to last.)
Anticipating: a better week. Please!