I really like the phrase "under the weather", especially given my mild obsession with all things seasonal and weather related. I looked it up just now and found out that the phrase comes from British sailing ships, fancy that! So when a sailor became ill he was confined below deck out of the weather, so it was said that he was under the weather. I do like to know these kinds of things.
So yes, I am currently under the weather it seems, in more ways than one. Just look at that sky from yesterday, talk about drama up there in the heavens. We've had a weeny bit of snow but it's been the wet variety and hasn't stuck around, much to the vocal disappointment of the Little People.
Thank you so very much for your thoughtful and kind words during the past few days, I appreciate it enormously. I would like to tell you that I am feeling loads better, but really I find myself muddling through as best as I can whilst feeling decidedly not myself at all. I'm not ill as such, but I'm definitely not quite right. It's difficult to know how much to share here in my Happy Place, so lets just say I'm hopeful that results of blood tests will be conclusive and provide an answer and some relief from the exhaustion and strange head fog that has settled on top of me in recent weeks.
In more up-beat news, I've got green shoots on my mantel, yipppeee!!! I completely love these little yellow pots of narcissi that appear in the supermarket every January, I've been enjoying them for many years now. It's been lovely also to bring out my crochet tins again too, I really appreciate the gentle seasonal rhythm that repeats itself here in the Attic. It's homely and reassuring and just plain nice to do these same things year after year.
So today there is weak sunshine up above and I've been trying to attend to the business of making a crochet tutorial.
I finally worked out The Sunny Edge yesterday and am now merrily hooking along those long rows. I hope I've made the right call - I won't know until it's done, which is kind of exciting and a weeny bit nail-biting. But I've been photographing my progress and am hoping to get the tutorial all wrapped up for you by the end of this week if I can, providing the head-fog isn't too dense. Again, I am so sorry for the unexpected delay.
Oh, this is such a showy-offy kind of a blanket, I can't wait to show you it in it's entirety. Back to the Edge I go........