On tuesday I leaned a new yarny skill, I learned the magic loop technique for small diameter knitting. Today, Thursday, I learned another new yarny skill. Today I learned how to crochet granny squares. And here is what I made.
This will be gifted to a Ravelry member who is making a blanket with squares randomly sent to her. It also answered a Nerd Wars challenge so that is good.
Further to bedroom week, I have had some bath things that I know I’m never going to use (I’d have used them by now…) on the random acts of kindness group someone this month asked for bath things so I am going to be sending a small bottle of bergamot cream bath, sandalwood bath crystals, and some body butters. None of this leaves me short, quite the opposite, it gets items out of my flat and to someone who hopefully will enjoy them. I very rarely take a bath, I’m a shower girl. I have kept a big bottle of relaxing bubble bath so I still have the option but the other ones can go to someone who can appreciate it.
I think I am getting hooked on helping others. I used to be a volunteer with the Samaritans, a telephone helpline for depressed and suicidal people, but for many reasons I had to stop doing it. I didn’t realise how much I missed being there for others in someway. I hope nobody thinks that’s why I’d like a career in sign language – I like that interpreting makes a more equal playing field for people but I also truly love the language. I love studying how the language works and how it is built, it’s fascinating. Some things can be said that bit more clearly in sign language. I love that.
So, bedroom week is moving slowly but surely. Tomorrow and Saturday I’ll be able to do a couple of smaller things that will make a huge difference. I won’t chicken out of photos on Sunday this time!