Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Yarn Along

Ah, five minutes' peace at my computer; it's getting to be a rare thing these days! I seem to be so busy and yet not doing anything! I guess that's a mother's lot. Most of my work is made to be undone.

Sausages' Bluejay is coming along beautifully. I am ready to pick up the stitches for the hood. He confirms that we are going ahead with a pompom, which is exciting! When this one is finished there will be a matching one for Bob. I have completed all of the ear pieces for Bob's socks, and the making-up is awaiting another quiet moment. My list of WIPs is getting rather long, and last year I did rather well at finishing some long-term WIPs, so I'm going to make that a "resolution" again this year. Specifically, I would like to finish the two Ysolda Teague shawls that are mostly done and just need finishing. I recall that they were both abandoned when the rows became very long and I couldn't manage to concentrate on them with the little people around. They will have to be after-bedtime knitting!

My book hangover finally hit and I can't settle into anything. I picked the book above up in The Works (discount book and craft store) before Christmas, and am sort of reading it in the car while waiting for the school run or a sleeping toddler. I tried reading Trust Me I'm A Toddler, but it's just opinions I agree with, without reference to any research or anything I don't already know. I'd highly recommend it if you want to know how attachment parents think, but I already do! It's not gripping enough for me right now. I shall be scouring the bookshelves this week looking for something neglected.

Don't forget to pop over to Ginny's to see what others are crafting and reading, and I'll be back at the weekend to share come of my recent bakes with you. They're decorated, so if you like a laugh or a pinterest fail then this is one for you!



  1. Book hangover is a terrible thing! Sometimes it can last for weeks, never being able to settle to anything. Hope it passes soon.
    Love the Mouse Toes - what a cute idea. And the Bluejay is a gorgeous pattern. That hood looks wonderful. Is it very difficult as the pattern says?

  2. Gosh. Don't you ever just day dream about an entire day to yourself of peace and quiet where you can just sit and knit? I do!!! xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted Life