Monday, 13 June 2016

Memorandum Monday: Get Your Muse Goggles On

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!

16 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

I'm glad you watched that craft programme - the little country village they were in - Lealholm - is just half an hour away from us. I was so excited to see somewhere I knew. It has a lovely garden centre/pond/tea room if you're ever in the area ...

x

Maggie said...

Be fair Mrs Fair. The A Level chat will soon be over. It'll just be talk of results then. My girl has her first tomorrow.., her 18th birthday on Wednesday and two more exams on Thursday and Friday. Get your muse goggles on, how fair is that for your important birthday?

Ali said...

Great post - I have Craft! recorded so I'll get it watched one lazy afternoon - I'd like A level talk - we have GCSE's here at the moment and there is no talk - "how are they going?" - "fine" - "are you revising" - "yes" - "how much" - "half an hour!!" - "Ooh your home early - how was the exam" - "not bad" eek!!! :-( Honestly its like pulling teeth!! Look forward to your muse goggle socks :-) xx hugs xx have a great week!

Susanne said...

"Muse googles" - who wouldn't like the sound of that. It's right up there with "do stuff".

debs14 said...

No, I haven't heard that expression before but will be trying it out at the earliest opportunity!
Pleased to hear you managed to knit yourself out of the rut you were in - amazing the therapy you can find on iplayer isn't it?!
You have my sympathy in the snoring dept - if you find a cure, let me know ;-)

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I've never heard that expression either. It's what I needed to come home and do after 6 hours of extreme doll making. Instead I got bombarded with chat by a small girl who had missed me and the Euros on the telly, followed by a night of fidgeting and snoring! I love them all really....honestly!

Patio Postcards said...

Ah yes let's do stuff - I am going to look for a pair of muse goggles & preferably in a rose tint :)

Oh yes Breathe Right nose strips do help the snorer - I do speak with experience knowledge about the product. :)

Jo said...

This post definitely brought a smile to my face :)

Karen said...

"Muse goggles"---how perfect!

Mitra Pratt said...

I need to find mine...I was away this weekend and forgot the paper cutter...so I am suffering from a lack of papering....and then there was work today which was blick! So, yes good idea to unearth those goggles! hugs!

Lizzy Hill said...

Sounds a very mixed bag of a weekend- so glad it sorted itself out in the end :)!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Great post Sian!
Hugs~

Ruth said...

That second card is just brilliant!

Melissa said...

Getting your head showered is a new phrase for me, but I can definitely see it coming in handy! And I love the idea of Muse Goggles!

helena said...

I watched that programme too and while I missed the mention of muse goggles I really enjoyed the show and hope they do more - I do love the idea of muse goggles

Missus Wookie said...

I've not heard those phrases before - I tend to clear my head outside so don't want any showers.

Love the cards - especially that second one at the moment. Hope the nose clips help.

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