Thanks for the moral support in my last post on my poor household management skills. Without evidence though, I just can't believe that anyone else's drawer is as bad as mine. I've noted with interest Mary's and Jodz's before and after shots of their 'messy' drawers - problem is their 'before' looks like my 'after'! I've abandoned the task now as it was depressing me. I'll just never open that drawer again.
I've been doing other sorts of 'housekeeping' too, namely filling in my tax return and overhauling my shop. The tax return is now done, thanks to my husband's input - he of the superior excel skills - I knew there was a reason why I married a mathematician! It certainly wasn't for his domestic/practical skills. This week, he went out to paint a number on our brand new bright red wheelie bin for mixed recyclables only to discover the next morning that it had washed off in the rain as he'd used emulsion paint (just don't tell him I told you that)! But praise where praise is due, he made mincemeat of all those horrible currency conversions and fee deductions, and let's face it, you only really need one person in a household who knows the difference between oil- and water-based paints.
I also finished my Clapotis wrap/scarf this week. I haven't even blocked it yet and I've already worn it quite a lot. The silk blend yarn is so luscious and the colours are beautiful (good work Huw and Eleanor!). I think I might make another one as a Christmas gift for my mother this year in a different shade of the Manos yarn (getting ahead with the present list this year!).