Saturday, September 29, 2007

Prizes in the post

Hurray! Hurray! I've won a prize! Kathy at Irisheyes Knitting was hosting a postcard competition and I sent her a few postacrds before Zoe arrived. My name was pulled
out of the hat and look at what she sent me. Socks that Rock in Ruby and a Gone with the Wind mug. I am currently looking for the perfect pattern for such a lovely colourway.

This brings me on to my next distraction - Ravelry. I've got my invitation and I've logged on and I'm completely distracted. it's great to look through everyone's stash and projects. I'm currently queueing up loads of projects which I have no time to make. There are loads of sock patterns which I haven't seen and I'm tempted to cast on. I'm also a bit worried about fully disclosing the size of my stash. Uggh!

My aim for October is to finish a few WIPs which have been languishing around for some time. As the weather is turning colder, I'm very motivated to finish my Flicca coat in Rowan Polar. I've actually finished the back, 2 fronts and 1 sleeve. So hopefully that won't take too long. I also have the Rowan Denim jacket to finish for Aidan. The back and fronts have been completed and seamed, both sleeves are also finished. Unfortunately, the pieces didn't shrink 20% after the first wash, so the sleeves aren't fitting into the armh0les. A quick fix is required (I just haven't had the concentration!) There's also the Mitred Square blanket which needs another 20 squares and a hell of a lot of sewing up. This is all I'm going to disclose at the moment! The trouble is I'm being distracted by the 3 little monkeys!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The time blackhole

It's been 13 days since I last posted, but it really only felt like yesterday. Time seems to be flying by and here I am completely oblivious to it. Who would have thought that it's the 18th of September today and we're in the middle of autumn! Certainly not me!

I'm finally settling into the routine of life, which consists of running around for the kids and after the kids. Knitting and blogging have taken a slight back seat. Apologies. I have been knitting (I promise) but I haven't had much time to contemplate or blog about the knitting. I might have to set aside some time each week to blog about WIPs, progress, wish lists and even just general thoughts.

One highlight during the past week was a very quick meet up with Kate in Putney. After a quick coffee and a chat, off we headed to Stash. Michelle was trying to tempt us with loads of new arrivals in the shop, which included new colours of Koigu and Dream in Colour yarn. I said to Kate as we were about to enter the shop, that I was on a yarn diet. That quickly flew out of the window the minute we stepped into the shop. I might as well admit it, I bought 2 skeins of Dream in Colour to make a shrug. The colours are gorgeous. Hopefully, there will be progress shots of actual knitting soon.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Milestones and progress

Another milestone is being achieved in our little household. Aidan starts "big" school today. I was feeling rather emotional at the school gate this morning as I dropped him off. He was all dressed up in his new uniform with his little lunch bag in his hand. I'm sure he'll do well (or least OK) in the academic aspect (he likes learning) but I'm worried about the other things (eating lunch, going to the toilet, getting dressed after PE). Hopefully he'll cope and I'm just being a typical worrying mummy.On the knitting front, I've managed to finish a little something for Zoe. This is the Daisy hat from Itty Bitty Hats. There are some super patterns in there and I'm sure there'll be a few more finished hats soon. Watch this space.