I am warm and cosy as I write this, because I have succumbed to sitting under the top quilt of my bed, with a hot wheat bag on my feet, gloves on my hands and two woollies on. Luvly :-) The other option would be to go outside and shovel gravel which warms up a body very quickly, but nah, I'll pass.
The excitement of a few days ago was the arrival and installation of the new big water tank, to eventually connect to the house when it is built. Our shed tank is a poly tank of 23000 litre capacity, and the new tank is a colorbond tank of 104000 litre capacity. The poly tank was delivered and installed as a big plastic container basically, whereas the colorbond tank is built, firstly the walls, then a big liner is spread out inside and attached to the top of the walls, then the colorbond roof is built over it. I find it amazing that the tank doesn't have a floor, all that water sits inside the plastic liner directly onto the tank bed, which is why it is necessary to make sure the tank bed is prepared well.
Here is the ta-da moment. The tank is finished, 13000 litres has been pumped into it from the shed tank (has to be done immediately to stop any chance of this tank blowing away in a storm!), and Steve has spread a huge heap of chunky blue metal around it to stabilise the tank pad. A good job done. :-)
Getting back to the cold, my nose is cold by the way, just sayin'. I have been on a wee knitting binge in recent times. I have always wanted to knit more but have never really enjoyed it, it makes my hand ache and I have never felt I've had control holding the needles or the wool. Finally, after some research, I came upon a different way of knitting. It's called Continental knitting and the only difference to that and English knitting is that you hold the wool in your left hand. So my mission was to relearn to knit using this method. I really like it, I feel like I have control of what I'm doing and it's comfortable for my hands. So I've tread gently and carefully into beginner's alley and started by knitting myself a pair of fingerless gloves, which is basically a rectangle of knitting seamed with a hole for your thumb. They are great, I wear them a lot round here.
I am now trying to knit a beanie thing for a small person, have no idea if it's the right size though, will wait and see how it turns out!