Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A pinch and a punch for the first of the month!

April Fool's Day!

And that sneaky person who steals my time has been active again! I swear (frequently and loudly) that someone has stolen at least part of February and March, because we are a quarter of the way through the year, and I'm sure I haven't taken full advantage of it.

I have been spending lots of time in the kitchen. The tomatoes have kicked in and I forgot one or three zucchinis, which immediately expanded to fill the space available.

I have relished, chutneyfied, roasted, jammed and preserved - currently, if you stand too still in my kitchen you are immediately turned into relish. This has meant somewhat less time for knitting, but maybe I will have more time for leisurely pursuits after the 23rd.

I have continued with at least some of the de-cluttering - 7 shopping bags of clothes (mine and the children) trotted off to Lifeline last week, and 2 boxes and an outgrown activity table went to the child care centre. I think I have mentioned before that our local childcare centre is a not-for-profit organisation, and they do a great job, so good quality outgrown toys go off there to be played with.

I have so many WIPs around that in the evenings when I finally sit down and knit, I just reach down and snag a bag and knit on whatever is in it. This so-called system may explain my lack of finished objects for the past several weeks!

In the March stash honesty situation, I was doing very well, and I hasten to say that I didn't buy very much. I did, however, receive both presents and prizes, which rather put me behind the eight-ball, but I am not complaining!

So, In:
13 books (11 were for review)
2 cds (for review)
1 DVD (review)
8 balls of jo sharp silkroad aran (prize from Serendipity's blog)
1 jo sharp book (ditto)
2 knitting mags, 2 skeins of sock yarn (prize/gift from Zephyrama)
4 balls sock yarn and 600gr Plymouth Outback and 1 book (gift from Amy)
3 skeins of sock yarn (I weakened)
2 sock club parcels
5 skeins of undyed from the Knittery

Total yarn in: 2.5kgs of yarn (oh my! That is scary!)

as above

Knitted: 6oogr (raglan cardi and socks)

I really, really, really, really need to knit faster.

Or with heavier wool.

And I need to read faster too.


Rose Red said...

I have decided prize/gift yarn doesn't count, as you have no control over whether you receive that or not (unlike buying stuff). heh! Don't worry, I had a terrible month in March, only saved by giving away some yarn!!

Amy Lane said...

Wow! It has been a bumper fall for you! That's awesome! (And I wonder the same thing about where the time went!)

Spamword? Doonts-- donuts you shouldn't have eaten?

2paw said...

That Time Stealer has been at my house too, all year thus far. How funny, I hope no-one stands too still: Hooman Relish!!!
I am knitting challneged too, hopefully we'll have some cool, rainy inside days soon when our knitting cries out to us!!!

Bells said...

aren't you a busy beaver!!

We are about to make the zucchini relish you gave me the recipe for last year. It was SUCH a yummy thing!

MadMad said...

HAHAHAHA! When you're measuring yarn in KILOS, you know you're a REAL knitter!

Geek Knitter said...

My mother gets much the same way when she's making tomato sauce. Wandering through the kitchen for a glass of water is dangerous.

Kilos of yarn? Wow...

Alwen said...

If you catch that Time Stealer, knock it right down for me! I know there's no way it should be April already.

frog ponds rock... said...

My days have been vanishing pffft. Just like that... But I had zombies to deal with so that probably made the time whizz by a bit.. lol cheers Kim

Taphophile said...

Cooking all that relish definitely counts as outs. So much bloody work has to count for SOMETHING!

Donna Lee said...

You always amaze me with all the canning. I'm determined to grow some good things this summer and do some canning of my own. It's been years since I've done it.

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