Saturday, 29 December 2012

Bonjour! We have now moved to France and I have set up a new blog. You can find it here.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Our baby boy Ambrose arrived last night at 2.58am. Weighing 8lbs 5oz. So special!

Friday, 1 April 2011

What's a girl to do......

.......when she's absolutely MASSIVE and ready to pop......well.........

1. Eat cake. Chocolate Fudge Cake to be exact. Preferably more than one slice a day. Calorie overload I know but I'm beyond caring. My dieting days are coming soon enough......

2. Buy wool and knit socks. You too can be led astray here (but I'm warning you this is seriously tempting stuff and pricey - but these are destined for a special pair of socks)

3. Look at "very expensive but lovely" baby changing bags. As we are planning that this baby will be the last edition to our family can I justify spending money on a bag that will contain mostly nappies and is bound to be puked on? Maybe.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

I'm still here.....

......playing the waiting game for baby to arrive.

The last few weeks have been a mixture of exhaustion, just coping to keep up with everything - housework, girls, school run (yada,yada.....) my sewing machine giving up, my birthday and our fifth wedding anniversary, a day in hospital for monitoring after the baby was a bit excited at my antenatal appointment and finally a few bits of knitting here and there.

I have managed to finish the 3-6 month moss stitch jacket from Debbie Bliss Eco Baby. Its very cute and I actually enjoyed the moss stitch. Quite a revelation.

I'm now knitting a few hearts to make into lavendar pouches as part of my mum's Mother's Day Gift and then I think I will embark on some socks. Of course I haven't seen my ankles in months but I'm hoping they are still there.......

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

You Tube Special: Old Men Lightsaber Duel (Return Of The Geriatric)

Nothing to do with knitting or sewing but hilarious and I just had to share it. And we want to move to France? We must be mad......better pack a lightsaber (or two) in the car.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Added to my mental 'knitting to do list'.......

........just this week are the lovely Grownup Hoodie from Magpie patterns. I want one now!

Also going on the to do list is this gorgeous free knitting pattern for a Herringbone Cowl. I know if I made it it would be an instance favourite but the herringbone looks tricky. Plus I have a fear of circular needles. These obstacles could be worth tackling for such a lovely scarf.

Finally, I visited the wool shop and was seduced by some Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK in Dew. Somehow three balls and the new Debbie Bliss Eco knitting book ended up in my basket. I've already started another quick baby jumper. Its a race against the clock.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

35 weeks

The photo says it all really. My poor back........(but not long now)