At wedding recently an American friend of mine got up and announced to a fairly heavily British crowd that she was going to sing. Having lived in England for sometime she fore warned the crowd and reassured them it was going to be ok. I am still very British, on halloween this year I will have lived here in the US for three whole years. I can't do an American accent, but I do say awesome a lot. I still quietly seethe when people push into queues or are rude or generally behave badly. I of course would say nothing. Not only that but I am also terrible at telling my friends when they have hurt me or that they are the best people ever. A stiff upper lip and all that.
So I surprised myself somewhat the other day when talking to my boss I burst into tears. Now this was a mixture of tiredness and stress (and having gone in there without having had my morning coffee) but it took me by surprise. Obviously my boss let me get myself together and we talked about what was wrong. But now I have that nagging doubt that I should have kept it together for a couple more minutes and quickly headed into the loo to release that emotional build up in private. I am not sure if this is a sign of becoming more comfortable with showing my emotions to people, or whether I am just losing the plot. Anyway, needless to say I haven't had much time for the crafting so I am going to show you what I am looking forward too and hopefully soon I'll get to get back to it!
Here are my socks...
Well yes they look rather like they did before but I can assure you I got to the ankle and decided that they were all wrong so unraveled up to the stretchy bit again!
Here is what I want them to look like
And because Halloween is just around the corner we are hopefully going to crave a pumpkin this year. So lots of lovely things to do, I can't wait, the nights are drawing in and the rain is back so knitting a cup of tea and a roaring fire would be just about perfect right now.
lots of love