According to my mother , who was always right , you were well on the way to recovery once you started to feel fidgety and fretful . So I must be nearly better .... though I've got another week of Plaster of Paris and I still can't go to work ( it's a two-handed occupation , taming toddlers ) , but I'm desperately casting my mind about for one-handed things to do .
The muffins were really quite successful , the 6-Grain flour from the North African shop proving to be delicious . Though it was probably just as well I changed the recipe's 2 cups of bran to 1/2 a cup , human digestive systems being what they are ...
Finally getting to grips with crocheting was the next thing on the list . I had the instructions and a photo tutorial , 1920's style , from a Paton & Baldwin's booklet , so it would be a cinch .
I'd have my very own Granny Squares Afghan any day now .... or not ....
After an hour of re-running YouTube's How To Crochet _ Part 1 : Basics For The ABSOLUTE ( her capitals , not mine ) Beginner , given by a cheery young woman in a wondrous crochet cardi , I had a loop . Flushed with success , I then turned to Attic 24 and her Summer Garden Granny Square tutorial ...... and put wool and hook back in their bag .
It was getting dark and there was still the rest of the list to get through . The novel could wait .... another 64 years , at this rate . So that just left my pepper mill . There is a certain irony in the fact that a device designed to be used with one hand , has to be refilled by someone with two , fairly strong , functioning hands . Luckily , Husband turned up before I'd got too profane .
Anyway , today , had I made a list of things to do , it would have been much shorter . Finish book ( The Night Circus , a Christmas present from Y.D. ) and make http://coconutraita.blogspot.com/ 's Potato curry . So I did . They were both excellent !