When we got home from work, the children had taken everything out of the house and put it in the front garden. They were sitting there with their school friends, watching tv. But they hadn’t just moved the sofas and the television, they’d shifted all the kitchen appliances, including the fridge, the oven, all of the work surfaces and built-in cupboards, they had managed to manouevre the washing machine through the house and out of the front door, they had moved the beds, which they must have had to dismantle and then reassemble. All the light fittings and plug sockets were in the kitchen sink, which sat useless on the grass. We didn’t ask them why they had done it. What could they have said? They gave us the silent treatment, and we gave it right back, so we carried on all mutes together. It was too late to start taking things back into the house so we slept out under the sky. Couldn’t even see any stars. It didn’t rain that night, and we all slept well, so we decided to stay outside for another night, and by now we were making small noises and the children had started making small noises too, and we weren’t really angry with them, just disappointed.
Writing And Reading, Part 17 Wool, Part 1
Seeping ever further into distant corners of the internet, it turns out that I am now being featured on the popular knitting and crochet site Ravelry.
No, I didn’t write a weird story about wool and convince the people at Ravelry to feature it (that trick might have worked with photography but I’d be pushing my luck to try it again).
What actually happened was that Rach made me an ace green hoodie, with fully-functioning sleeves, hood, zip on the front, drawstrings… the works. All in a very tasteful green waffle pattern. Yes, waffles! Mmmmm.
Anyway, the people who made the pattern were so impressed with Rach’s interpretation of it that they have featured the pictures of it on their own page (think you need to be a member of Ravelry to see it unfortunately). I’m really pleased with my new garment and proud of Rach for finishing such a big project.