It’s hard to believe it’s October already. The summer is gone, or it should be. After not having much summer in July, the last few days have been a delight – foggy and autumn in the mornings and then once the sun burns through delightfully summery in the afternoons. What the Swiss call an Altwiebersommer – old woman summer and the Brits an Indian summer. I wonder where those names came from…
I’m slowly trying to cut back in the garden and prepare for the winter. It’s slow because my stupid hip is still playing up. Last week – for no reason (I had been behaving!) – my hip pain got much worse and I ended up having a cortisone shot from the doctor. The hip pain is definitely on the mend now, but the rest of my body doesn’t seem to like the cortisone at all and I’ve had a horrible chemical-induced headache for the last few days. It isn’t bad enough for me to take to my bed, but it’s enough that it just nags away at me, making me forgetful and cranky. I hope the cortisone level will start dropping soon and I’ll feel a bit better.
So everything is going in slow motion, a little here and a little there. No great achievements, but gradually getting nearer my little goals. I’m slowly working on projects and starting to think about a little gentle Christmas gift sock knitting. I haven’t knitted any socks in a little while and I’m actually really excited to get down to it again – sock knitting is soothing and eminently satisfying – and I love sock yarns. I’ve been doing the first auditions and I think I know who this year’s prospective recipients are. As I have a quilt to finish and one to start for Christmas too I may have my work cut out for me. But that’s OK. There isn’t much work thats nicer than sitting infront of the fire on a cold gloomy day and clicking away at a pair of socks!
Enjoy your Sunday. Here’s hoping it’s a peaceful one!