I've got to show this off:
Also in the creativity zone, I finished the gloomy sock that was depressing me in the winter. It looks okay in bright sunshine! Now I need to cast on the other one. Casting-on in the round is one of my least favourite things so best left 'til I feel better and have my wits about me.
For now my knitting of choice is a squidgy garter-stitch hot-water bottle cover for Miss Mouse:
Meanwhile out in the mini-greenhouse, things are a-sprouting!
And the garden is beginning to wake up a bit.
We have plans for the 'front garden' too. It's actually mostly monobloc and slab-paving but there is a squiggly long bed down one side which we have been ignoring for too long. It's quite exposed out there, the wind howls down the road in winter (and yesterday and the day before actually), so I'm trying to find fairly low and robust plants.
Actually, a good thing about not working at the moment is that for the first time in years I actually get half a chance to recover from colds, though oddly I'm getting worse colds than usual. Once the kids have gone to school I can go back to bed, or I can sit on the settee with a coffee, a hot-water-bottle and my knitting and watch Gardeners' World on catch-up. I'm not really a Monty Don fan* but there's something very soothing about gardening programmes when you're feeling a bit rough. Especially when the presenters are out in the cold and wet *evil grin*.
* I don't dislike him, I'm just not one of his loyal starry-eyed female fans :-D.