I've been busy and BLOGGER was uncooperative for at least two days last week. Possibly more. I've also had a nasty tummy upset and any information about that is more than anyone wants to know. DIL took me back to IKEA and we exchanged the door with the broken glass for another whole door, taken straight from another box. I hope no other purchaser finds themselves short a door, but I can see it could easily happen. I spent quite a bit of money on the shelves for my storeroom and now have them up.
Some boxes have been in and out a couple of times and may yet move until I find where they really work properly. Practically every time I go shopping I buy something else needed for general household living. Today it was a very expensive chef's knife. I have good smaller knives and didn't want a block and a full set,but I've been used to a decent sized chef's knife so bought one.
With the new cupboard in the lounge, I've moved plates etc to there and freed up some space in the few kitchen cupboards I have. All the plastic ware has been sorted and is no accessible.
The drawers which were here are now in my bedroom and again, more sorting has been done. Winter woolies are easy to reach which is just as well. A couple of weeks ago, the mornings here were down to about 3° C but lately they've been higher. However, a cold change came through here about two hours ago and the temperature has dropped considerably and it's raining.
This place is delightfully warm for a large part of the day when it's sunny. It's three rooms wide and the lower winter sun streams in and warms the place up very well indeed. It cools quickly from mid-afternon, again because it's three rooms wide with a large area of glass in each of those rooms.
I have about 250 metres to knit on the striped study shawl and a lot of ends to sew in as I used individual balls of Bendigo's Melody in deep forest green and black. Just how much depth those 250 metres will add to the border, I'm not sure. There are over 300 stitches now and while they move around on the needle, I can't spread it out for a photo. Each row eats up a bit more wool each time. I'm going out for lunch on Thursday and would like to wear it so I can see some time tonight and a good bit of tomorrow doing it. I bought a TV about two weeks ago so knit while watching. I am unaccustomed to watching TV, haven't seen any for 17 months and really little has changed. Many of the ads are the same and very little seems to have happened in the programming.
Now I need to decide on dinner. Lunch was very good pumpkin soup, one of the nicest batches for quite a while and some homemade fresh bread, also very good, a mix of rye and multigrain. Something easy and I can knit while it cooks.