Tuesday, 4 May 2010

May Day Weekend

After some absolutely crazy weeks were a simple repeating shawl knit which I should of finished in one week took over five weeks. Yeap it has been that insane that I had not had a chance to finish the shawl. You know it is bad when you are that tired at night when you finally get in you go to sleep before you get your knitting out or even worse you fall asleep knitting and have to rescue dropped stitches because of your snoring. I was turning up knit night just for the sanity reality check. We have some lovely ladies and the double entendre and witticisms just come out fast and furiously.

The recent frantic pace a couple of weeks ago we (husbeast and I) decided to make a family trip out of one my excursions. The kids were going to have an inset day (day off school) so why not make a 3 day long weekend into a 4 day long week end. Ding ding the alarm bell should have been ringing at about this point. Of course I should have realised that we were going to jinx ourselves with the weather as we have had some super sunny weeks here in Lancashire. Lancashire is known for its very very damp climate and Cumbria is known for being cold and windy. We left Ormskirk in summer shorts and sunshine and as we drove north we started adding layers. As Lancaster was passed on the motorway we need a cardi and a rain slicker and by the time we got to Carlisle I was looking for my fleecy lined trousers. The sun was out but that harsh, icy cold, braw wind was cutting right through us.

So last weekend I was in the cold north and we had a total cold turkey weekend for the internet, email and my phone. Nope you can ring but I am not sodding going to answer it. It was blissful and I was surprised that I did not go into total withdrawal. The shawl that I was working on was finished and I did not start anything new. I had wool with me but the pattern books that I had with me did not inspire me. You can never be unprepared by not taking a pattern book and have a couple of balls of wool with you on a weekend trip – that would be totally insane. It would be like leaving the medication at home and risking a straightjacket moment with me. We had a great time playing tourists, conversation, laughing and playing as a family together. There were some funny moments and there were some insane moments such as casting a shawl off in the carpark of a tourist attraction cause daughter was demanding a shawl since it was that cold and she had no head covering.
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Back to work on Tuesday was a "Oh I so don’t want to do this" day but I was still totally blessed out by the weekend that I actually only knitted a row of purl at knit night.