Well, it's been a week of plastering, feeling ill, plastering while feeling ill, with the usual mum duties thrown in. The bathroom is now ready to be painted, at least. Why my husband was so intent on chivvying me to get to this stage, I don't know, as it doesn't look like any painting will happen for another week or so. Why I couldn't have been left to lie in bed and feel sorry for myself, is beyond me.
As for the computer, it has only been seen in the form of a blue glow around my husband's head, as his gaming forum has had political turmoil this week, apparently requiring his constant attention. I did offer a solution for him, consisting of explaining to the forum's members that, 'it's JUST A GAME'...
Hopefully it's all sorted now, as I haven't been able to check my e-mail in days. I'm just letting you all know that I'm still alive, then I'm off to tidy the house (guess who was supposed to have been preventing the kids from trashing the house while I was sanding down the bathroom. And yes, my daughter did give herself a haircut while her father was glued to the PC). Hopefully I'll get to my e-mail tomorrow evening. Someone did suggest that I get my own PC, but maybe a new husband might work out cheaper. Hmm, I'll have to crunch the numbers...
While I'm sure that you're stopping by purely to read about my computer game addicted spouse, there are a couple of things that I've made. It's been a while since I've shown you some knitted things. Number one is a scarf - the yarn was on sale for 50 cents and bought solely because I liked the grey / green colour. Luckily there was just enough for a scarf for my daughter as I'm not usually a 'fluffy' type and goodness knows what else I could have made with it.
Number two is a baby shrug from Debbie Bliss' book 'Simply Baby', which I made a little while back, but I don't think that I have previously mentioned (edit: you can now download this pattern for free from here). It's a great pattern for a beginner like me: nice and easy and it doesn't take up a lot of yarn or time. I think that the only change that I would make would be to make the sleeves a little narrower next time.
Ok, I had better stop procrastinating and go and clean the house.
Today's translation of the day:
UK English: Autumn = Fall / Autumn in US English. I don't think that the English ever use the term 'Fall', but I think that some Americans do say 'Autumn'.
I do know that England doesn't tend to have daft over 100°F weather in Autumn. Thank goodness it's cooling off a bit here. I really ought to move to a place that has a winter...