22 April 2015
This time of year always feels like a bit of a marathon, with lots of birthdays, it feels like I am never without needles in my hands, either sewing or knitting. I have endeavoured to be a little more organised this year, starting things off a bit earlier which has paid off as I now have over a month to Alice's birthday which is the finishing line. I have already started on some sewing which is cut out and getting more and more creased as it waits on the back of a chair. But now that I can focus on her presents I am completely undecided as to what to make! I don't want a finishing straight of late nights so I hope my mojo comes back soon. In the meantime I have cast on a cardigan which I hope I can finish in time, I am not a fan of knitting to deadlines, I have just less than five weeks......
Late night making would put paid to my reading time which is rather precious to me. I have found that I sleep so much better if I read before going to sleep, I spend anything up to an hour. This is not something I could contemplate when the children were younger but now that they are getting older, the small bits of me time are treasured and used wisely. My current reading is a large book which has kept me occupied for a few weeks now. A history of the British Landscape as sculpted by man, it starts with prehistoric times and takes you right up to the modern day. The author is an archeologist based in the Fens, which he has a slight bias towards in this book, naturally I suppose as this has probably been his major area of study.