I have been away from the blog and the rest of the cyberspace for over a week, the reason being the ongoing plumbing work at our house. It was an affair of leaking pipes/drains and damaged floors. We had to move out as the water supply was cut off during the repairs. The plumber had initially promised an optimistic three day period to get the work done, but eleven days later, it still goes on. Hopefully, it will be finished today, inshaAllah.
When we moved out, I took a load of knitting with me in the hope that I will get a lot of time to knit. Time I did have, but the enjoyment that comes out of knitting in my living room in a familiar and homey environment, was not there. Needless to say, I did not get as far as I had hoped.