So I thought I'd seize the moment! The boys are starting to go to bed before us, so I've finally been able to knit a little. This is an Aviatrix for the expected baby of a dear schoolfriend of mine and his lovely wife. You know when you're just so excited for a friend on the brink of parenthood, because you know they're going to be a wonderful family? I'm using some lovely baby yarn left over from a cardi I made for Sausages before he was born and was saving for something special. If I have enough left over I might even manage a little Milo to match.
Not that I can really afford the knitting time, because the Christmas knitting rush has begun and I'm not really knitting at all. This tiny hat has taken me several days so far! I'm really hoping to finish Husband's Christmas Jumper for this Christmas, but he has such complicated ideas of the design on the front that I find it a bit intimidating.
As predicted I had an awful book hangover after The Politics of Breastfeeding, so I went for something to completely cleanse the palate. I really really love Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and Jingo was true to form. The stories are so clever, and have so many different layers to them. it breaks my heart to know that this amazing author is in the throes of early onset Alzheimer's disease. His mind will fail him over time, but it has left a dazzling testament. This book features the night watch characters from the city of Ankh Morpork, and deals with xenophobia and just war theory in a humorous and clever way. I needed something totally releasing to read because I had the updated versin of Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding lined up to read next. It's proving quite interesting, but slow going at the moment. I'm hoping to write a proper review next week.
Things in our kitchen are a bit crazy at the moment because we don't yet have a cooker. We were making do with two slow cookers, a camping gas ring, a sandwich toaster, BBQ and microwave, until this week when Husband somehow managed to explode the microwave! The good news is that we should have a new microwave and A COOKER by next week. Phew! It'll be good to bake our own bread again, but we have been making the most of slow cooker season. This week we had a rather good sausage casserole made with celeriac, sweet potatoes, and spicy sausages. Despite being quite spicy Bob woolfed it down. They never stop eating, these boys of mine!
I hope you're all having a good week. Are you enjoying warming autumn foods? What are you planning to get made for Christmas gifts? Please do pop over to Ginny's and Frontier Dreams to see what everyone else is making. I'll be back soon to tell you more about our new home.