Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

This is a quick post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope everyone has wonderful break. Enjoy the holidays.

Here's the angel from the top of our tree.And here's a gratuitious shot of the kids enjoying their Christmas party at the nursery!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Feeling better

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes. The initial shock is wearing off as is the morning, noon and night sickness. I am now only feeling sick in the afternoon and occassionally at night. Still totally exhausted. I am sleeping so much at the moment. For anyone who knows me, I'm not a big sleeper. I really dislike having a lie-in. I survive quite well on 6 hours a night for prolonged periods. BUT, at the moment, I'm sleeping 10 - 11 hours a day. My poor kids are watching way too much TV during the afternoons. Here's hoping the tiredness will pass soon.

I have managed to grab some crafting and knitting time too. Finished 2 hats - 1 for the BIL (a ribbed hat in Lang Tosca) and 1 for the SIL (Flora Hat from Louisa Harding's Accessories Collection in LH Impression). I am so behind in the Christmas knitting and crafting. I had plans to make Christmas cards (had to buy them instead), make an activity Advent calender for the kids, like last year (they're having a chocolate one instead), make more decorations for the tree, like beaded snowflakes, knitted ornaments etc (no chance!) Well, maybe next year.......

I've also started knitting Kiri for my mother's 60th birthday. I'm currently on repeat number 5 and I've got 7 more to go. I need to finish this by 10 January. I wonder if this is achievable........
I'm knitting it in Kaalund Expressions in Anemone (pink, purple, blue and greens), it's a little less fluffy than Kid Silk Haze. Just gorgeous. (In fact, someone stopped to ask about it when I was knitting at Starbucks!) The other plus is the pattern - it's easy to memorise and it flows very well. But with any lace project, it looks just like a blob of yarn.

I also managed to meet up with Kate at Liberty today. We had a lovely lunch at the Art Bar Cafe and managed to catch over an hour of knitting over hot chocolates at a local Starbucks (i think). Excitingly, she brought back from the USA some Socks That Rock. On the left is Scottish Highlands in lightweight and on the right, is Love-in -the -idlesness in middleweight. I am loving the yarn. Yumm. Can't wait to start that!!

Monday, December 11, 2006


I have some news to share with you, my blog friends. I have been feeling extremely tired over the last few weeks and lately a bit nauseous too. Before you can say "oh, oh", I did the test and surprise, surprise - I am pregnant!! 7 weeks to be exact. Before you all ask, no hubby and I weren't planning on having another one. But we're both very happy with news (and a little bit shocked!) Both kids are less than enthusiastic with the news, one more person to share mummy's affections and attention.

Last month when Aidan turned 4 and Keira is 2.5 years old, I actually felt a little broody. Lots of my friends and acquaintances were having new babies. It was the first time in 4 and a half years that I've felt like that. I guess I got my wish.

I'm hoping the tiredness and morning sickness will wear off soon. I'm just feeling so unmotivated and tired. Not surprisingly, not much crafting or knitting has taken place. That's all for now.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Meathead hat

I got tempted to join the meathead hat along hosted by Larissa. I must have received the pattern a good few weeks ago but failed to read it properly and so missed the submission deadline of 30 Nov. I've also only knitted the hats. I haven't yet embellished them. I think I probably made a wrong choice in the yarn - it's too fussy to try and embellish.

I've made a whole family of hats - one for the each of us. They are knitted from 2 balls of Rowan Chunky Print from my (HUGE) stash. Super quick and easy knit. (I still need to embellish them!)

Here are the kids modelling their hats just before bedtime today.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Purple hoodie finished!

Apologies for the silence for the last week. Not only have I had a sick child, but I've also had a sick hubby to look after. When I say sick hubby, I mean "suffering from man pneumonia" (his words not mine!) ie I can't get out of bed, I need lots of fetching and carrying, I've got a fever (actually it's only 37.4). He's worse than a child. Thankfully he's much better now. Except I've got the cold (note the different words!)

I've finished the purple hoodie. Here it is being modellde by the Princess. It took much persuasion and bribery before she agreed to wear it. I'm going to stop knitting for her, unless appreciation levels shoot up drastically.

Another thing I've managed to finish is the Pinwheel Baby Blanket, knitted in Jaeger baby merino in Petal (baby pink, peach and purple) a ltho it's not obvious in the photo. It's finally finished . It starts off very excitingly - knit 1, yarnover etc. Towards the end, it's painstakingly dull - especially at the 50 odd stitches before a yarnover appears. 500 stitches before finishing a row. Arrghh. I'm glad it's finished.