This week I have...
:: Celebrated ~ my 32nd birthday!
I had a lovely quiet day knitting and nattering with friends in the morning and then enjoying crispy kale pizza with family in the evening. My first ever birthday without a cake as I'd already packed most of the baking stuff. It gives me an excuse to bake a cake as soon as we move though (not that cake requires an excuse...). I was spoilt rotten by my friends and family - thank you!
:: Packed ~ over 50 boxes. Packing, packing, packing... it's become my daily routine but I have to say that so far I'm quite enjoying it. We definitely benefit from having only been here three years. I think de-cluttering is very therapeutic and I've been quite brutal with myself as I have a tendency to hoard things (that beautiful/useful/sentimental rule doesn't work with me, I can find a potential use for just about anything!).
:: Cooked ~ with my first fresh pumpkin of the season. I'm all about the soups and stews this week as the weather has suddenly turned cold, wet and windy. The slow cooker is getting lots of use as I can throw ingredients in there in the morning and then we have something tasty and nourishing to eat later on when I'm too exhausted to think about cooking.
:: Learnt ~ a new knitting skill! I was intrigued by the variety of cast on methods in my Yarndale workshop and found that the majority of people are using a long tail or thumb cast on. I usually use a knitted or cable method so there was a little bit of confusion about explanations of where tails should be. Now I'm proficient (she says, cockily) at the long tail cast on which will come in handy in a number of ways.
I purchased only one thing at Yarndale; this gorgeous sock yarn from A Stash Addict which has a subtle sparkle running through it that the camera didn't quite pick up. The yarn is indescribably fun to work with.
I'm knitting escalator socks - the first is a cuff down and the second is a toe-up. I have never knit toe up before so I thought it might be a fun way to try, however I'm not really excited about the toe method on the pattern so I'm going to attempt Judy Becker's Magic cast on for my next pair.
:: Cleaned and packed ~ a teenage boy's bedroom. That's all I have to say about that.
:: Relaxed ~ I've got this. It's under control. Worrying wont make the move go any smoother, will it? And I feel pretty organised (Or, I've underestimated how much there is to do... Either way, I'm enjoying trusting myself and the universe and not tying myself up in knots, so far!).
How was your week?