I know it’s completely bonkers – it’s over 30 degrees outside – but when I’m feeling stressed, I knit. Socks, usually socks..this time my regular plain vanilla (which I could knit in my sleep), using Opel Hundertwasser sock wool, which is really fun and self stripes and patterns. I’m really pleased with how these turned out and Opel wools wear really well, so these will be around for a while.
The Hundertwasser yarns are a really cool idea – self-patterned sock yarns based on the color schemes in paintings by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the Austrian architect – who you may have come across because of his Hundertwasser houses in Vienna and throughout Austria and Germany. They are really pretty – do look out for them and snap them up if you get the chance….
This week I’ve also been trying to put my new slow down and do less regime into practice. I’ve been getting to the office at 8 instead of 7.30 and leaving at 5.30 instead of 6 or 7. My kids are on vacation so I’ve been whatsapping them instructions – to cook dinner, pick berries, clean up. I’ve been (shock horror) sitting in front of the TV in the evening (and knitting!). I’ve been running, done yoga, had a shaitsu massage. I’ve even been going out for a proper lunch at work and sitting in the sunshine with my co-workers (not actually to be recommended as I’ve gained a kilo this week – but it felt good and I enjoyed it!!).
I actually feel a teensy bit naughty, but a little bit smug with it. I feel normal and less down-trodden and best of all…..
….nobody else has even noticed that I’ve been slacking off.
Which tells you something, doesn’t it?
Yup. This seems to be the way to go!
Have a wonderful Sunday,