Tuesday, 27 November 2012

One of those sad posts

It's taken me 4 weeks to complete this blog post.  I've written it and deleted it and started it again.  Some things look crap no matter how you write them though.

4 weeks ago today my mum died.  On Thursday, as a handful of family and closest friends, we said goodbye at the green burial she wanted.  Most days it's a dull hurt in the background with the flare of pain that is the realisation she won't answer the phone when I call, won't be here for Christmas... 

I miss her so much but she will always be here with me, I only have to look in the mirror to see her.

She was the most wonderful, beautiful, creative, stubborn woman.  I'm strong because she was proud of me, I'm holding my head high, because I am my mother's daughter and I will not let anything beat me.  

I love you, mum, always <3

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Casting off...

...always makes me squeeeeee!!

Ok, so these technically are grafted with kitchener stitch but there was still squee-ing :-P

Happily adding Hand Held Hearts to my FO pile, a really quick enjoyable knit which look fantastic IMHO  They'll definitely keep my hands warm this winter!