Yarn along

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Beth’s tunic is coming together.  I’m enjoying it more now I’m not feeling the heat to complete it before Easter (clearly I didn’t finish it!)

On Friday Beth returned her book bag from nursery and guess what was inside.  The first tunic! Gah! How did I put it in there? Well, at least it came home.  I’ve unraveled most of it and I think I will turn whats left of it into a pull over for Arthur. Maybe not though.  I am a bit done with this yarn.  We don’t agree!  It’s beautiful and I love the colour but I feel a  bit resentful towards it.  Maybe we just need some time apart after Beth’s LekSak is finished?

We were given some money for Arthur’s birthday and this two seat bike trailer was half price. I took it shopping yesterday with both kids and it worked well.  Why didn’t I get one sooner? Here is Graham giving it a test run.

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{yarn along} April sunshine

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Ugh, Beth’s LeKsak is moving so slowly. Since I knitted most of the last one before I stupidly lost it I feel like I’ve not made any progress with this one. It’s a shame because I love the pattern (and now know it to memory!) I’m dearly looking forwards to Beth wearing it in the coming months.  I have fantasies of her wearing it over a dress with sandy bare feet walking along the beach. Oh, please come together dear tunic!

Something magical happened on Tuesday, we woke up to clear skies and warm sunshine. It was wonderful. Two days of bare feet and flower crowns. Long may it last.

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(Beth and her friend looking at bunnies. Beth turned her friend into a fellow rabbit lover)

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Over the weekend

Oh. MY. Glob! I gave a huge bag of clothes to charity AND I’ve stupidly lost Beth’s ALMOST completed spring tunic.  Along with my circular needles and most a skein of an over priced yarn! It got mixed up with the clothes and I didn’t remember about it until after the weekend. Argh!

So today I had to replace the two balls of yarn (now each priced at £8.50) and purchase another set of needles. Boo! She isn’t going to be wearing it in two weeks. I have to do packing, Arthur’s gift making, a job interview, Easter, family staying.  It’s just the worst!

In better news we met a friendly puppy at the weekend and Arthur was really taken with him.

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My friend is going through a rough time with her Mother’s health at the moment so it was great to have a rare night with her on Friday.  We had tickets for Goldfrapp.  It’s not a secret that we’re both a touch are in love with her.  An old friend was working on the bar at the venue so we had plenty free drinks (more than plenty!) to keep us going.

here is me the following day….Looking still a bit drunk!

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Yarn Along

{once again joining Ginny for Yarn along }

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Beth’s tunic is coming along but I’m a bit concerned it looks too small! It’s a straightforward pattern but I’m worried I’ve made a mistake somewhere. I guess we’ll see how it ends up. I used the same yarn to knit Beth a hat last Autumn and it ended up too small for her as well.  I guess i’ll give it a chance and see what happens. I don’t want to rip it out just yet.

Did you see Ginny is knitting this pattern too? I can’t remember where I found it, maybe it was on her Ravelry? I’m not sure but I do like it. I think it will look sweet on a little girl over a dress or shorts, and I do hope to have it finished before Easter Monday (Arthur’s birthday).

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World Book Day

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Arthur woke up two Saturdays ago with a bark-like cough and a running nose,  later that afternoon he was lethargic, pyrexial, and irritable.  After a sleepless weekend he was finding it hard to breathe so a quick trip to the GP diagnosed him with Croup.  He wouldn’t take food or water but thankfully he’s still nursing. 

Croup is terrible.  Nigh time brings coughing fits, vomiting and choking.  I’ve been sleeping  upright with him on my chest, waking up wet from snot, vomit and tears.  It’s been tough enough had it not been that the rest of us have caught the virus that causes the sickness.  Graham and Beth have felt run down but thankfully they’ve not been too unwell.  On Wednesday a friend was shocked to see how pale and tired I looked. I have no energy and feel utterly washed out.  I still feel under the weather but I’ll be brighter after the weekend.  I pray.

The up side of being unwell is the guilt free hours of TV you’re granted.  I wanted to watch Downton Abbey for a long time and the time in bed has let me  fanatically watch it.  It’s just wonderful. If you haven’t seen it and you like period dramas then this program is for you.  

For me being unwell does bring guilt with it.  The sleepless nights and the time spent recovering means I haven’t spent much time with Beth.  I wanted to make her feel special and my daughter appreciates what I make more than anyone else.  In one afternoon I knitted her this botanical Cowl with a duck egg blue yarn I’d bought last year in the John Lewis sale.   She sat on my lap and with excitement waited for me to cast off.  The delight she has wearing it makes me so proud of her.  I adore that girl.

For World Book day she wanted to go as Mary from The Secret Garden.  Right now it our favorite book to read together.  It was the last book I read before she was born so it’s nice to revisit it with her.

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