I missed Once Upon a Sock due to various things but as I hadn’t made any further sock progress at the time, it’s probably better deferred to next time.

I haven’t really managed a huge amount of anything, really. This heat, while lovely on paper, is sapping my will to live. I am much better suited to a dry heat and a country that has built for heat (I was born and mostly raised in Gauteng – formerly part of the Transvaal province – in South Africa) – than I am for a humid heat in a country where buildings are designed to retain heat (my office in particular – it’s 28c in here right now, with three fans on and all the blinds shut.).

What limited brainpower I have is also currently occupied with terrifying/exciting (I windmill between the two emotions) legal paperwork and solicitors as t’hb and I are hopefully buying a house! It has been a plan for years but it all seems to have kicked off in the last month with our offer on a house being accepted. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahh! Fingers crossed that searches and surveys etc. all go smoothly.

IMG_3297I have managed to do a bit more sock and on one of the crochet blankets and I am embarking on a online English Paper Piercing class with my old flat/blogmate, TJ, which we are using as a way to recreate our previous crafty life together/hangout despite living in different cities now.

I have done EPP before and find it quite soothing, so although I am only one motif in, it has been nice to have something very small and quick to do when brain is awake/not wrangling legal stuff/herding solicitors (as an ex-law librarian, I am very skilled in that latter part.) and that isn’t too hot.

As for the crochet shawl for my brother’s wedding? Not happening. A combination of miscounting and a really sticky yarn means it is hiding in the naughty corner. It was a nice to have and I will probably rescue the yarn or pick it up again when I am less bear of little brain/less deadline driven.