Up above is a WIP pic of Isabelle's leafy shrug which is a pattern on ravelry. Black was selected for it this time as I dont normally knit with black or white for that matter very much at all. This one has been put aside for a few days so I can knit on it during the day when the weather is cooler. Evaporative cooling does not work well in such high humidity, it just blows out hot air so the knitting has been put away during the day.
Two days ago I blew up our steam mop! Dont know how it happened, but it did scare me. Sparks flew out of the middle of the cord like I was welding something and then a patch of the carpet in my lovely front room caught on fire. Thankfully I could quickly put it out and there is a tiny black mark there now which Paul is going to see if he can remove it all. I now own a new handmop which I guess is better for the arm muscles too as I been put off using a steam mop ever again in case it happens. The middle of the cord has a big hole burnt through it too!
I also have an interview on Thursday so I am keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well. I wont mention it again unless I am successful.
I also went to the doctors and discovered why I am so tired. More tests need to be done for other things, nothing too serious so far - but my iron count was down to 7 which is extremely low so now I have to have iron tablets and Vitamin D tablets too - that was also low but because my skin burns when it is like 18 degrees outside it is best to avoid the sun most of the time anyway so those tablets will be one I will probably take for the rest of my life she said. I guess now Paul and Lachlan will be happy that we have to eat more beef now to get my iron levels back up. We shall see how that goes!
Isabelle returns to school on Friday so that should be nice for her to see all her school friends again. We picked up all her school books today and got everything sorted out. I am feeling more organised. Lachlan is waiting on a 5 day course to start - I really hope he goes back to school to finish Year 12. We will see how he feels after the course as they explain how things work in the workplace and other things which should be very helpful. I still cannot believe that it is the last day of January, this month feels long but in reality it has really flown by. I do hope the rest of the year doesnt do that like the last one.
Okay I am off to actually watch some tv tonight and Brothers and Sisters is returning which I really like and hopefully it cools down enough so I can knit some more.