I had planned to write about E.C.R Lorac's 'Bats in the Belfry' tonight but got waylayed by trying to organise flights to go to Shetland in the summer. For reasons I'd really like to complain about at length (but won't) something that used to be a fairly simple thing to do has become a lot more complicated and doubled in price. The complications are bad enough, the doubling in price will seriously eat into my yarn buying budget - and whilst that's an entirely first world, middle class, and generally privileged problem to have, it's still dispiriting.
Dispiriting has been a bit of a theme for the week though, nothing has gone to plan, every apparently small job started has turned into a big, complicated, nuisance - if I had a pound for every time that had happened the price of flights wouldn't matter - and it's been generally very trying.
On the upside there have been good things too, I've got exciting things planned for tomorrow, and I finished a second kep. I had doubts about the colours I chose for this one, but they were odds and ends that wanted using up, and I'm happy with how it's turned out. I didn't make any serious mistakes, and I've finally worked out what people mean when they talk about a dominant yarn in stranded knitting - which is a helpful thing to know. Knitting Kep's is oddly addictive, I'm planning another one already.