Ah, Monday: another chance to turn the page and start again. It was one of those weekends in which, (in parts at least) I felt like I had tried everything and achieved nothing. Any project I made a start on didn't turn on quite right. Saturday ended with another ripped out sock, leaving me under pressure for the going-to-Guide-Camp socks required for the end of June. So I gave up and went to bed.
Then the snoring started: quietly at first, maybe even for the first two hours or so; but by two in the morning it was building in tone and frequency, and by four, I was realising that possibly my only "new" thing for the weekend would be still awake at 5am...
I didn't threaten divorce. But I did mention noseclips. I'm going to look for some today
But: Sunday. After snatching a couple of hours, I sat at the breakfast table, listening to yet more talk of A Levels and board meetings.
"I'm going upstairs to get my head showered," I said. (Do you say that round your way? It means to go and enjoy a bit of peace and quiet and come back refreshed; and if you haven't heard it before, feel free to use it for your memo this week.) I picked up my knitting. Aaah, I thought: what about a soothing something on iPlayer, and I found a something about crafting (Called MAKE! Craft Britain); and as I knitted, I learned about "crochet-dermy" which is the art of creating beautiful animals shaped in yarn. They are amazing: like those ones you see in magazines at Christmas with "£1000. From Harrods" underneath. I kept knitting, and the colourwork pattern started to appear beneath my fingers and my head was definitely showered. I was thinking about where to take my pattern next, and about how I had failed to come up with a satisfactory answer the night before, when two men appeared on screen, talking about what they had made.
"Come on! It's obvious what it is!" one said and then he continued with what, I know wasn't, but which sounded to me in my sleep deprived state like...
"Think about it! Get your muse goggles on!"
Get your muse googles on. Suddenly my whole weekend turned. He was right. I needed to get my muse goggles on and look again for the right inspiration. And more than that. This one is a keeper. If I ever write a sock knitting pattern, I'm going to call it Get Your Muse Goggles On. I'll save it for a blog post title too..
Oh, no: I couldn't wait. I had to share it today. Because it's Monday. And because I like to think it'll give you a smile and help you come up with whatever it is you want to make next.
|With thanks to Gossamer Blue for exactly the right Life Pages cards|
Before you slip on those goggles, though, please give a wave to everyone who made a memo last Monday. Deb, Helena, Eileen, Mary Lou, Ladkyis, Karen, Mitra, Susanne, Maggie and Krafty Karen
Have a good week!