The Cat, the Granny and the Wardrobe

Greetings, Blogland. Here’s my lunch break coffee and two heirlooms my husband inherited from his much-beloved late gran. That is one huge wardrobe, right? Makes me think of Narnia even though we have no fur coats to hang in there, thank you very much. We got two armchairs too, which were adopted by the cats even before they were fully unwrapped.

I feel naughty today, writing here instead of working over a lunch. But I guess I’m entitled because I submitted a huge chunk of translation yesterday, and my client has responded in a friendly manner today. I feel like I’m still exhaling ;-). The work was challenging, as there wasn’t a lot of time, and the book is about soccer and mathematics if you can believe it – not exactly my prime areas of expertise as subject matters go… But I survived, I think I did a decent job, and I also learned a lot over the last couple weeks.

As a sidebar: Sad to think how my generation of girls was discouraged to even try and understand math and science. I distinctly remember my math teacher in seventh grade telling me – not unkindly, but in an offhand and slightly condescending way – Johanna, you completely lack the ability of visual thinking. Today I know he was wrong, and I’m aware I was too, in giving right up on math after. But many of my girl friends have reported getting the same sort of attitude from their teachers, so I’m guessing it’s not uncommon for women my age to have chosen careers that didn’t involve numbers and equations and the likes. I’m so glad things are way different today, and both my son and daughter grow up feeling that learning just about anything rocks :-).

When I checked Instagram this morning, I found a gorgeous picture by Australian crafts blogger littlewoolie – she’s the one who gave me the idea for the Funky Blanket. Her photo is basically bright crochet circles in all the colors of the rainbow on huge white sheets of paper. And what can I say – I know now what the blanket I’m supposed to make for my daughter’s room will look like: crochet polka dots in her favorite colors on off white, sort of like this.


I’m planning to make a gazillion of Granny Squares around a center of two rounds of dc in one shade. Yay! It makes me happy to even think about it.

The red cable sweater hasn’t grown a great deal what with most evenings spent at my desk, but I did manage to squeeze in a little springy birthday gift. I made a bunch of little flower ornaments to create a crafty sort of bouquet with a bunch of twigs, look:


I was pleased with the way it turned out, and I think it looked good up there with all the other bouquets and wrapped gifts. Happy belated birthday, dear E., and thank you for a great brunch on Sunday!

Almost two, so work is calling once more. Be well, everyone. And smile at my son’s favorite T-Shirt :-).


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