Nightmare Week

With the projects almost over, and new baby project on the needles, you would have thought last week would be an awesome one. I thought so. And I thought wrong.

Unfortunately, there is no other words to explain what happened last week except that it was a total nightmare. I think the fact I could make some knitting progress could be called a miracle. I am not being hyperbolic or anything…

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what a weird lighting… not at all looking like my project -_-”

First of all, my husband was ill. Not just the sort of “slightly under the weather” ill that would disappear after a warm cuppa and a nice cuddle while watching Bones re-run, it was an all out sick. I was considering calling 999 to get him taken to the A&E but he refused. Being British, he thought that it was not a life or death situation, and he did not want to cause an unnecessary trouble for the doctors and nurses in the hospital.

I know, right? It doesn’t make sense, but I had my phone in hand, so if he did pass out, I would definitely dial the emergency. But he didn’t pass out… unfortunately it also means that he would have to endure all the discomfort the whole night.

Obviously, he didn’t go to work the next day.

I wasn’t tiptop myself. I apologise in advance if this is a slightly uncomfortable feminine thing to talk about. But you know that sometimes, just before that time of the month, you would have that period of time when everything just go wrong and you would have to endure the whole week of migraine. Well… yes… that was the exact week I was talking about.

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one down… five to go… 

So, last week, it was almost impossible to enjoy sitting and knitting. I barely have time to breathe. Both of us were cranky, and stuck together because none of us were fit enough to go out unless when it is time to get some food. But then again, we wanted to avoid take away food as much as possible, as it was probably what set up DH’s illness.

Aaaanyway… Hopefully this week things get better. I can’t handle another week like last one… not in near future.

x ❤ x

Anniversary?!

It’s a what?

I didn’t realise that I have missed this blog’s second year anniversary! I just found out that my first post was on the 7 July five minutes ago, and thought… Oh bugger…. I should have done something to congratulate myself. It’s something worth celebrating! Maybe one or two skeins of nice fluffy wool…

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One of the very first amigurumi I made

But I have to restrain myself now, really. Although it was totally and utterly worth every single poundsterling, the last holiday almost cleared me out completely. I need to go back to Indonesia to sort this out, and luckily I have already got the ticket and a departure date.

What do you do to celebrate your blog anniversary, though? Some people don’t take their blog as personally as I do, but I know that for some people their blog is very important. It is kind of a lifeline, the only thing that connects them to the world outside their own. Like me…

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How about a walk in the fine city of Norwich?

I’ve been living in Norwich for years now, but staying at home and being a little bit more than slightly introvert makes me no friends. I do have friends I made when I was studying in UEA, but they’re not in Norwich anymore, and it is not the same… really. I have my wonderful sister in law, but of course not only that she works, she also has her own life and social circle to go to, so an occasional visit is probably a stretch for her too.

Oh, anyway… anniversary is not the time for whinging. I might find something nice to do at the end of the day to spoil myself cheaply. Maybe a new pattern from ravelry… considering my current WIP is in the finishing step. Who knows?

x ❤ x

Yarn. Really?

I wonder how many of you know about this thing called Daily Prompt… Apparently it has been there for awhile, but I just heard about it few days ago. I am still not very sure what it is about, but I think it is something rather fun to participate in.

Basically this Daily Post blog, would make a prompt word for the day, and we respond to the word by writing a post about it… or whatever we do to interpret that word. I have been eyeing the list of words, but I wasn’t sure about what to write about those… until today.

The word is apparently… Yarn! I mean… Really? I thought this is definitely a sign that I will have to start participating in this thing… How can I not respond?

That’s is practically my favourite word after “FOOD”. However, after five minutes staring at my monitor without producing any post, I realised that liking something and writing about that particular thing is not necessarily go hand in hand. How do I interpret yarn anyway?

I like yarn shopping. I have a yarn in my lap right now. In fact, I have a huge stash of yarn which I am sure will outlive me if I don’t start controlling my yarn shopping habit. I can make stuff out of yarn, and make some pretty awesome stuff too… and I can write about the things I made from those yarns.

But, writing about yarn… or interpreting yarn…

All I know is that if you pull it the wrong way, thing could be a little bit messy with yarn. I am a knitter… not a philosopher…

x ❤ x

One Year Already?

Wait… what? Another celebration?

When I decided to celebrate my 100th post, I didn’t realise that this blog is only few days away from its anniversary. First anniversary, even.

Can you believe that?

I could, but barely. It’s only when I checked on my first ever post, saw the date on it, then I realised, “Oh yeah… It’s been a year now”.

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first time trying mattress stitch

On my first anniversary, I tried to remember what other “first” things I have done here. My first time ever knitting two sleeves at the same time. My first time blocking the piece before sewing it up. Even… my first ever award.

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first pair of socks…

It feels amazing to be able to look back and realised how much I have learned with this blog. So… I know… I know it is probably too early for you to have a tipple, but as usual, you could do whatever you have in your mug — Americano or Irish Coffee, English Breakfast or O-cha..

Cheers! For the good year, and more to come…

x ❤ x

My 100th Post! Yay!

Woohoo!

I have been blogging here for almost one year now, and I can’t believe that this is my 100th post already. I know I am not the most active blogger in the world, so hitting this milestone is quite something for me.

I would like to celebrate this with something. Maybe buying myself something nice — more yarn, more cross stitch kits, or probably even lots of cooking books. But I couldn’t. I keep being reminded that in few months, I might not be able to stay in this country because of this thing going on in Britain right now.

Buying things wouldn’t be… wise.

But not being able to celebrate doesn’t mean that this milestone doesn’t cheer me up. It does cheer me up. It makes me feel that at least I have achieved something, and I am glad I did.

So… I would like to thank my fellow bloggers here. It is not a glamorous thing, but I am inviting you to celebrate this with me (separately, in your own home, in front of your own computer or tablet or phone). I propose a toast…

*lifts wine glass* (but if you don’t drink alcohol, tea or any kind of beverage would do too)

For my fellow bloggers, my fellow wordsmiths. My knitting, crocheting, and stitching buddies. My inspirations, and my comrade in crafting, cooking, and gardening. We gather separately here and there to celebrate a milestone in the midst of uncertainty.
May the future brings more socks, jumpers, and amigurumis. With more cakes, and pastries, and the harvest from the garden. May we drink, as if we need a reason to drink, for us bloggers. Prost!

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Oh! Wow!!

I would never thought it would ever happen. I mean, my humble little blog has 100 followers? Now that’s huge.

It is an honour for me, and I would love to use this opportunity to say thank you for you. I know I could be a little bit lazy every now and then, and sometimes posting something that is quite random and… you know… meaningless.

But I am happy that you are here with me. It is like having a lot of friends, although we haven’t seen each other 🙂 So…

x ❤ x