Ever since I collected the beautiful Jacob fleeces in December, I’ve been dying to start knitting up my ideas for the brown half of the yarn.


With the Christmas break, the mill took longer than it normally would. On top of that, although the cream yarn was ready a couple of weeks ago, the brown – presumably because they spin lighter colours first – wasn’t ready until last week.

Having finally got my mitts on the brown yarn last Thursday, I set about knitting on Friday afternoon.


I’d had a sore throat and slight temperature since the middle of the week and on Friday night my headΒ was becoming more and more fuzzy with cold. When a complicated idea wouldn’t play nice, I gave up and left it for the morning.

But on Saturday, my creative zing had completely left me. I just couldn’t think how to shape the knitting the way I wanted. I knitted up some simpler ideas instead.


On Sunday my shivers were getting worse and I couldn’t even find the energy to decide how long to knit a small I-cord. Instead I pulled out my knitted coin purse pattern and knitted up a brown one.

Still on the decline Monday, I settled beneath the duvet on the settee, unable toΒ even find the oomph to sew up the coin purse. On the plus side, between naps, I did catch up with all my lovely blog friends posts and on Tuesday wrote a short review of how far I’d got with my creative goals this year. Although how coherent I’ve was in my post and comments is for you to tell me.

Today (Friday) I’m a lot better, but still quite muddlehead and still can’t think about patterns and how they correlate to the small pile of brown knitting I’ve created. But I have risked sewing up the coin purse.


So my much anticipated week of getting ideas finally into action didn’t happened 😦 Here’s to more energy and a clearer head next week!

27 thoughts on “Frustration!

  1. I’m sorry you’ve been feeling so hideous Bekki. I hope you will soon be on the mend and your brown fleece turns into something wonderful soon. (not that the little coin purse isn’t wonderful but you know what I mean πŸ˜‰ )

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  2. The thing we need to get our heads around is that when we get sick, we need to let everything else go and rest as much as possible. You are like me and get impatient with being unwell and try to keep on keeping on – which just makes the whole experience more trying than it need be. πŸ™‚ I think a coin purse, reading blogs and writing a blog post are pretty good all things considered. You’ll be fine in a couple of days xo

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    1. Thank you πŸ™‚ You are so right. Although it’s been a real treat – if you can call it that – not to have to haul myself out in the cold and damp to walk Hicks, because Lovely Husband’s actually at home to do it for me. So this last week may have been the most I’ve rested up for bad cold in last 20 odd years. (Sounds like Hicks is 20 odd years old – but obviously not, am including motherly duties there.) It’s also incredible to discover how exhausting just thinking is at these times and how much energy we must use up doing it.


  3. I hope you feel better soon and it doesn’t develop into a sinus infection, which is what happened to me. I’m on antibiotics and hope to start feeling better soon πŸ™‚ I can say that I caught up on a lot of my shows that were DVR’d…so good news on that front! I really like your coin purse. It’s super cute! I’m going to have to look and see if I can find a pattern to knit one up myself.

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    1. Thank you. Yes fingers crossed it doesn’t turn into a sinus infection – very painful, I don’t envy you. Sorry i can’t just send you over my purse pattern, it’s one of my kits.


  4. It’s so annoying to have something exciting lined up and not be able to do it for some reason. I hope you feel better soon.

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