The road to wellness

Otherwise known as sitting on your derrière drinking tea and not doing much else!

Chorley - fashion capital of the North!

Chorley – fashion capital of the North!

I do realise I’m very lucky that my recurring lurgies are nothing more than militant bugs taking advantage of my overly stressed immune system.  There are a bajillionty worse things that could be happening. But it was nice to wake this morning for the first time in months and not feel all sorts of off colour. Tired…yes. Sick…no.  Thank you Biostrath, Serrapeptase and Probiotics!

My initial reaction is to get stuck in to some enormous project, but I’m being sensible taking things slowly.  At the moment it’s all about the slow.  Pootling around the house, restoring order after the Christmas chaos.  Sitting and knitting and watching movies. Heavens…I’m even making time to read books as well as blogs. The odd half hour, heavily scaled, CrossFit workout.

I did NOT do this whole workout!

Don’t get me wrong.  I have a mountain of fabric begging to be sewn, and miles of yarn to knit.  The house is in need of a full makeover.  There’s plenty to be done, and that’s not including the ideas that are slowly percolating in my brain.

But…lots of the fabric is already in storage ready for the construction work in the loft.  And the loft is such a mess at the moment that until we pack it up fully there’s not going to be a great deal of sewing going on.

The house makeover can’t begin until the rewire is done.  That’s probably going to be March so I just need to squint at the shabbiness and dream of decorating.

And the ideas…we’ll they just need to bubble a little more and see what pops to the top.

So, whilst I’m enjoying the slow I’m knitting the first project of the year.

larry on the needles

The Husband lost a whole load of weight last year which meant that this much loved jacket didn’t fit him any more.

Whitfield Jacket by Anne Hanson

Whitfield Jacket by Anne Hanson

I’m not fond of re-knitting yarn, but he loved this so much I begrudgingly happily agreed to reuse it, as long as I could do a different garment.

He agreed.

I’m knitting Larry, a free pattern from Berrocco.


It’s a super simple knit which is just about perfect for my attention span at the moment.  It’s very reminiscent of Brooklyn Tweed’s Cobblestone, but Larry is knitted in pieces and seamed, whereas Cobblestone is knitted in the round.

I’m also working on a small sewing project for Button.

sneak peek

sneak peek

This one has to be finished in time for a certain little lady’s birthday on Sunday, so I’ll be able to show you the finished project next week.

Until then…have a lovely weekend.  Keep dry and warm (if you’re in the northern hemisphere) and cool (if you’re south).  And, if you can, kick back and relax.

24 Responses to The road to wellness

  1. Jane G says:

    Love that pattern. I have to do Daniel’s jumper, it got put down and forgotten. Button’s project looks ver pretty. Can’t wait to see it. Glad to hear you’re beginning to feel better xx

  2. sewbusylizzy says:

    I’m so pleased you are feeling better – enjoy!

  3. Gail says:

    Glad to hear you’re finally on the mend – knock on wood! Also glad you’re being sensible and taking things slowly, but super impressed you’re sticking with the Crossfit!

    Both projects look lovely – can’t wait to see more!

    • Thank you so much.
      I find Crossfit to be the hardest workout I’ve ever done…and without doubt the most fun. It’s a great community and they are so helpful, not remotely judgemental and just all round brilliant. I can’t recommend it highly enough!

  4. Melizza says:

    Glad you are getting better. And so happy to see all the great things you have in store for the family. That quilt looks so lovely.

  5. K-Line says:

    I’m really happy that you’re chilling and watching some movies. You’ll be well and back to all the craziness soon enough – but now you’ve got to get 100% better. xo

  6. Love that pattern for the sweater – I’d wear it myself! Take it easy, it takes time to get back to full speed. And I LOVE that mug 😉

  7. mepellymelly says:

    You have lots of projects on the go! Glad you are feeling like you can get stuck in again. I also LOVE that mug. My family is from Pendle / Colne / Chorley so it’s great to see it next to New York, London and Paris!!

  8. Keep being good to yourself – it is obviously working!
    I love the sweater you are about to knit (and I agree with the Chica – I wouldn’t mind that myself!)

  9. Vicki Kate says:

    Just thing how well those ideas will have developed when they’re done percolating! Glad you’re back on your feet and taking it easy.

  10. Andrea says:

    I know how hard it can be to keep things slow when you are used to being on the go, but I’m glad to hear that that’s exactly what you are doing! My Mr. always says that getting sick is your body’s way of getting you attention to take things easy so perhaps listening to it is what we should do, eh? Looking forward to seeing the new sweater you are making for the Mister.

    • Your Mr is a very sensible chap. 😉 I’m definitely taking notice and embracing the slow (even though I’m not overly keen).
      I think this is a really cute sweater pattern, and as it’s so simple I’m hopeful it won’t take me all year to knit (I’m a very slow knitter).

  11. Shar says:

    I love the mug, but now I have the lyrics to Pop Muzik stuck in my head ‘New York, London, Paris, Munich. Everybody talk about Pop Muzik’! I’m so glad you’re taking it easy and feeling better! I’m trying to learn to knit but it’s a very slow go at the moment. The quilt (?) looks so pretty!

    • I sing that tune more times than not when I use that mug! It’s hilarious!
      Good luck with the knitting, I’m absolutely sure you’ll get the hang of it.
      And, yes, it’s a little quilt. Pics later this week.

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