You know how the saying goes.... " the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry."
I even looked it up to make sure I was saying the quote correctly and here's what I found.
Shortened form of “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry”, translated from Scots “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, / Gang aft agley,” from To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough by Robert Burns (text and reading of poem).I have had the best laid plans to get a podcast and giveaway and my new Sheep pattern up this week but instead the week has been riddled with repairs to necessary household items. Two cars, a refrigerator door, and two burners on the stove all broke down at about the same time. We've had maintenence and repair people in the house a lot. Why does everything collapse at once? No one will ever know.
Today I need to pack and prepare for my teaching travels and I didn't realize that my husband had scheduled a new and super duper high-speed internet installation which involved workers inside and outside of my house from early this morning to well into the afternoon. I had to be home for all of that and it was difficult to get any work done. And we had our wonderful daughter returning from college (the only fun new thing on the list!) all amongst the usual hustle and bustle.
None of that repair stuff is exciting or particularly interesting, it's only time-consuming. So the best laid plans of this knitter have gone awry.
Early tomorrow morning I'm off to Fibre Space in Alexandria, Virginia to have a fun weekend of teaching. The rest of my day is going to be filled with packing and organizing for my travels!
Next week, I should be clear and free to execute all of the fun plans I have laid. The finished Sheep pattern has been photographed, tech edited and graphically designed for polish and it is ready to publish. That will be out next week.
I have a super functional and beautifully handmade tote bag to give away from Shop Louleigh on Etsy. It is a brand new design she is offering and you will love it. And I have so much to share as far as fun yarns, projects, patterns, podcast and book recommendations, etc.! The list goes on and on.
The piles are piling.
So, I hope all of your repairs are under control. I am hoping we are in the clear for a moment or two when I get back. I'm off to teach knitting to wonderful knitters in Virginia and all is looking up!
Next week I have BIG plans for this blog! I hope you'll join me.
xo ~ susan
p.s. The sock yarn is a Watermelon Matching Socks Set Gradient from Knit Circus. The needles are Signature Needle Arts double-pointed needles, US size 1/2.25mm, 6-inch length. The pattern is my free pattern, How I Make My Socks.