A day with Doris. . .
Thursday, February 23, 2017 by Sharon xx
As most of you readers will know Storm Doris has hit the UK today. What’s a bit of wind and water I thought [don’t go there]? There was the usual howling around the house last night [Doris, not my husband] but then we live in an end of terrace house so that’s a regular occurrence here. I love lying in bed in the dark listening to the wind or rain, it’s rather exciting. This morning all looked fine, a storm in a teacup I thought, literally. However, as I stepped outside at 6am in my nightie to go to the bin, Doris blew my nightie right over my head!! Possibly I’d underestimated her. Good job my neighbours don’t get up early lol.
The trip to school was fine, just a bit blustery but the trip to work was a whole different ball game. The car was pulled and buffeted at every gap in the hedge or break in the trees. I could feel Doris trying to pull me off the road. At one point something blew against the side of the car, I didn’t see it but it gave me a fright as it hit with a huge bang. When I checked there was no damage and nothing to see in the rear view mirror so I’ve no idea what it was, some bit of flying debris I expect.
At work I was in the nursery kitchen and suddenly the huge skylight window above me just took off, blown right out, leaving us with the rain pouring in and the wind howling through the room. That cut short the school day for our little ones, so their parents were called to collect them as soon as they’d finished eating their lunches. Our little trampoline in the nursery garden also decided to relocate itself in the hedge.
The drive home was a ‘two hands on the wheel at all times’ event. Doris had certainly upped her game. Arriving home, I opened the garden gate and a scene not unlike Armageddon met me ~ it didn’t actually look like our garden. Stuff everywhere, bins blown open and contents strewn, flower pots all over, the lids from the worm houses were blown off, shed door banging and Ethan’s basketball hoop had taken a nose dive into one of the bins. Poor Honey was watching me from her bed looking mighty worried at what had obviously taken place in my absence.
I’m meant to be out at a bible study group tonight but I’m probably going to give it a miss as I feel I’ve been lucky so far and I’m not going to push my luck with a fifth trip out. On the plus side I’ve made some headway with my sock knitting in the last few days. The evidence suggests that I’m a novice knitter. . .
. . .and here it is. Using a 2.5mm small circular needle and Stylecraft, Head Over Heels 4ply sock yarn in the Eiger colourway we appear to have the beginnings of a sock. All is going well so far and I’m loving knitting. I’m knitting everywhere and at every opportunity ~ whilst cooking supper, in bed, whilst waiting outside school, when I should be doing the housework, knit, knit, knit. . .it’s addictive!! After years of wanting to knit and months of wanting to knit socks it appears to be finally happening and it’s not as difficult as I thought it would be, so far lol….. I’ll report back when there’s more sock to see.