I’m in the middle of what has turned into a very sociable week! Friends round on Sunday evening to play a game, a friend and her little girls staying mid-week, my mother visiting on Saturday, an adoption group walk on Sunday afternoon, plus my Wednesday evening ladies’ Bible study . . . it is one big social whirl! And yes, I am enjoying it!
And Simon and I went to the Royal Ballet (Covent Garden) on Monday evening to see Romeo and Juliet (Prokofiev) – lovely, although I’ve never been a fan of the story!
In between all of this I’ve been knitting for the world’s largest Christmas stocking :
I’ve completed one 8 inch red square towards the total of 7500 that are needed for this project. If you’d seen the problems I had starting this square you would agree this was an unlikely achievement – I had to make three attempts before I got something I could work on, and I hurt my left index finger before I realised that what I thought was purl stitch was one completely of my own creation. I have now started a second square and am improving, but I was 10/11 years old when I last tried knitting, so I am quite rusty. It sure is a lot quicker to knit a row at 34 than it seemed when I was 10, though!