I don't know where the days have gone. Last thing I knew, it was Friday and I was busy, but manageably so. Now it's Wednesday - five whole days later - and I'm so busy I can't order enough things in my head to get on with them.
The weekend was really good, despite the outcome of the rugby. My mother-in-law was staying with us and we went over to Murrayfield on Saturday to watch the Scotland-Italy game in the afternoon and had a take-away food while watching the other games when we got back to Glasgow. I have to say that although I would have loved to see Scotland win, the Italians were so delighted with their first away win that I really couldn't grudge them it.
On Sunday, we had a lazy morning, then headed out to the south shore of Loch Lomond in the afternoon where we browsed the French Market and had a look around the new Aquarium. The aquarium is very well set-up. It tries to highlight native species and has a series of tanks set up to represent various Scottish loch environments.
Now, as I've said, it's Wednesday and I've done almost no knitting. I've finished one baby sock and cast on the other, but still have a hat to do as well and the baby will be born tomorrow. I can't find the pattern I've used in the past for baby socks and hats so am having to make it up as I go along. Thankfully, I've done enough socks now that I've got a pretty firm grip on the principles and proportions. The Lizard Ridge square I was half-way through last week is still languishing in my knitting bag and I've not even set eyes on Klaralund for a while.
I just need to get through the next couple of weeks at work - my grant application has made it through to the next round of consideration, but this requires me to re-write it in the different format they want for this stage. I also need to do a couple more experiments to support the application which are not too taxing, but not trivial either. Finally, I've had a fair bit of undergrad teaching this week and that always leaves me feeling exhausted.
In order to cheer myself up - here's something pretty from my archive. It's the stole I made for my wedding last year. Crocheted to a pattern I adapted from Easy Crocheted Accessories, it's made from two balls of cream Rowan Kid Silk Haze and has around 800 seed pearls incorporated into the crochet. It is about eight feet long and light as a feather. I was delighted with the way it turned out. One of my aunts joked on the day that 'of course, with me being such a crafty person, I'll have made the stole myself,' and when I told her that actually I had, she nearly fell off her seat! Everyone else was very complimentary about it too. I liked it so much, in fact, that I made another one in burgundy KSH with dark red beads and took it on honeymoon to Krakow.