Thursday, 28 June 2012


Whilst meh-ness is very much not a word, it sums up this week to perfection!  Everything is all incredibly crap and depressing and just, well, meh!

As a result I have got absolutely zero knitting done <sob>  I have managed to carry on with the Dark-Hunter series as I read late at night on my iPhone, so am now half way through book 5, Kiss of the Night.

We've had some spectacular storms today which not only suited my mood well but kept me and the kids amused as we danced and played in the rain.

Monday, 25 June 2012


I really dislike Mondays with a passion and have done for years!  Today is no exception and the grouchy baby, splitting headache and whining kids aren't particularly helping. 

As far as knitting goes, that's another reason to be grumpy as the skein of yarn I'm working from currently looks like this...

Yarn barf, anyone?  I'm absolutely hopeless at untangling yarn too so may have to appeal my knittery type friends for help!

The Color Affection knitalong has stalled as a result of the above - I've not picked it up for days.  I have, however, only got three more repeats of the 1st section pattern to go though (and hopefully enough yarn untangled for them) so will dry my tears and knit on!

The other reason for the lack of, already rare, knitting time is the guilty pleasure that is my kindle and paranormal romance books!  I started the Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark-Hunter series this weekend and am already on book three, Night Embrace. I'm thoroughly enjoying them and whilst I have Oliver finally asleep in a mei tai, I'm off to sit back in the garden under the beautiful blue sky to finish a few more chapters.

I think the cat has the best idea though...after a bit more garden clearing earlier (it's a jungle out there!) he was more than happy to plonk himself in a rediscovered planter and doze off in the shade.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Pretty Presents

The best gifts are the unexpected ones...and the oh so very gorgeous ones! Like the new fabulous Ness purse which I have been lusting after for months and am currently sat filling and organising, thanks to the rather lovely people that brought it for me!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

And sleeping (occasionally)

Sleep does not happen much here! For me at least LOL The joys of our rather dysfunctional family life means we are all very much night owls and go to bed/sleep late. And Oliver, as with all my children, does not really understand the concept of sleep unless he is feeding or being worn.

Even so, there is something astoundingly beautiful about a sleeping baby...

Monday, 18 June 2012


I have to confess, knitting depresses me at the moment. Or rather lack of knitting. I quite literally snatch a few minutes when Oliver has fallen asleep whilst feeding and even then it has to be with him on the right (well, left!) side and with my WIP nearby...and I generally forfeit the short "me" time for working on my phone/laptop <sigh>

With 3 projects on the go I was determined not to start another but I'm easily swayed, especially by all the gorgeous pictures of friends taking part in the Crafts from the Cwtch knitalong. The pattern, Color Affection by Veera Välimäki called for three co-ordinating yarns so a raid of the stash came up with these:

From left to right: Fyberspates Unicorn, Knit Picks Bare (which has been a tangled mess for nearly two years!) and Noro Silk Garden Lite, which is left over from a wedding shrug I made a couple of years a go.

The pattern is easily memorised, so ideal for knitting whilst feeding although I imagine it'll be next June before I actually manage to finish it (or even untangle that skein of yarn!)


It's been a while since I've had time to update so here goes for a mammoth amounts of posts!

I've generally always been a Didy girl with the odd Girasol, Hopp and Lana thrown in when it comes to my wrap stash. Just before Oliver was born I snagged an Oscha JK Coll Ooki off FSOT and despite it being a size smaller than I prefer I was hooked! Once the Natural Mama Oscha's started arriving and I saw one in the flesh I knew I needed one and sure enough, once our shortie arrived it was love at first site.

I was then lucky enough to be online as the new Oscha's were uploaded to the shop and was incredibly naughty (been a long time since I brought a new release!) But it was so worth it as we are amazingly in love with our new Oscha Roses Scarista <3