You will be pleased to know that in between everything else there has been a little bit of knitting: a So-Called Scarf in the brightest colours imaginable (I thought there would be more green in this, but so far it is turning out very blue) and the return of the Ribena Picovoli.
Pam Allen begins her introduction to 'Scarf Style' with the statement 'A scarf on the needles is the comfort food of knitting', and this one certainly fits that description. It's almost mesmerising watching the colours blend into each other, the stitch pattern is interesting and easily memorised by the fingers, and it's going faster now that I'm getting used to these new, slippy Addis (and maybe a bit tighter, as you can see in the photo above). I have also been eating a lot of mashed potato, and cake. Although probably not much more cake than I usually eat. In my perfect world, I would spend a few hours at my allotment every day and arrive home to a pot of tea and a piece of cake. As this is currently impossible due to my lack of allotment, I try to keep up the cake consumption for good measure.
I started 'A brief Stay with the Living'. The title weighed the balance in its favour, seeming appropriate at the moment. I like it. I can see why it might be compared to VW, it reminds me a bit of 'The Waves'.
Hopefully April will be a better month.