Effort – a word that would appear regularly on my school reports.
Meaning a determined attempt
With a bit more effort Catherine could achieve so much more…..
Catherine is capable of so much more if she put the time and effort into……….
Needs to put more effort into her work instead of helping others…..which I’m sure was teacher shorthand for needs to stop talking in class 😊
Last month it was the mental or physical exertion meaning that came into play when it was such an effort to get anything done……time flew out the window whenever I began to do something……concentration certainly had left the building…..I’d begin a task, get side tracked half way through and then complain there wasn’t enough time to finish whatever it was.
Yes I know, excuses excuses.
Years ago I would occasionally knit to sell, sometimes to order but that could be stressful so usually just to have something here that might be ‘just right’ if a friend wanted a gift for a grandchild. Of course once babies grew and the time it took to make larger garments did likewise I’d look for patterns to use that knit up quickly This old front page favourite was made quite a lot over several winters – double stranded for warmth with a yoke done on a circular needle – easy peasy, or so I thought in those days.
Not so these days. My fingers and wrists ‘hurt’ from using the large size needles needed to knit the two strands and the air was blue as I attempted to put the two body pieces and two sleeves on that circular needle in the correct order. How could I forget something so simple? Okay, once they were on and I’d finished the first round of the colour work aka simple fair isle it was plain sailing from there on. My words to the other crafters during ‘show and tell’ as I pop it in the box tomorrow evening will be – Look and admire because you won’t be seeing another one 😊😎
Have you found anything hard going recently- what’s been an effort for you to achieve over the past few weeks?