I'm blaming the temperature increase on these:
I finished a pair of fingerless mittens (Those Mitts pattern found here). Admittedly, California's lack of a winter means that they will not be seeing much daylight, but I still wanted a pair - for knitting and crocheting indoors. Our house is usually a darn sight cooler than the outdoors and my body is under the impression that I am in my 80s, so I even get swollen knuckles and aching joints here in this warmth.
I used the sewn bind off, to make it a wee bit stretchier around the fingers. I think I put the increases for the thumb in the wrong place. We've already established that I'm a slow knitter, so you know that I didn't finish a pair in an evening, like others always seem to, but at least I've finally finished something this year.
I've been feeling really listless. It's not that I'm lacking inspiration, as I have lots of ideas running through my mind. And yes, I have been busy trying to catch up on things, like getting the computer back up and running, the hundreds of e-mails in my inbox, and also clearing out cupboards etc. And my husband has finally got a shift that gives him evenings off, which has some advantages, but has robbed me of the time I previously set aside for crafting: the evenings that I was alone after the kids went to bed. But even so, I need to stop moping and get motivated again.
Translation of the day:
UK English: Sod all = slang term for 'nothing' in US English. As in, I feel like I have accomplished sod all since New Year's.