A bumpy start

As the title suggests, we’ve had a bit of a bumpy start to the year. I saw in the new year with a bout of flu, and we’ve since succumbed to a stream of tummy bugs, colds and general malaise.

I started to suspect that it was a little more than a cold when, as I lay in bed, I found that I couldn’t muster up the strength to make anything.

Thankfully we’re all on the mend, but it has delayed us embracing the new year with our usual enthusiasm.

I’m still getting up to full strength which, while frustrating, has allowed me the space to draw up a pattern for a project that I finished just before christmas. I’ve still got a few tweaks to do but it should come out to play within the next week.

And the Pumpkin would like to point it out to you, in case you were wondering.
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In the meantime there was a snow day, much to the Monkey’s excitement.
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And I finally found a pineapple lamp that I liked, much to my excitement.
I like the base much more than the shade and so one day it might be replaced, perhaps by a shade in a brighter, more zingy sort of colour. Maybe an acid yellow, or rich teal blue?

But there’s no rush, for now it casts a lovely light and warms my heart in equal measure.

I’ll be back shortly with my new pattern.

I have a sneaking suspicion that the length of time that it takes me to finish this off will be inversely proportional to the number of snow days that we have.

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