23 January 2013

Yarn Along: Spring Colours

Joining in with Ginny and friends for a weekly roundup of knitting and reading.

I have been busy with so many little things this week, a bit of this and a bit of that.  I think I need to find a nice big project to ground me in the midst of all the little details of work and life and trying to keep things together in the middle of the week of Jenna's show with the drama group.  Today we met some crafting friends at soft play and while the children ran off some steam I knitted a whole hat (and ran out of knitting projects because I hadn't taken anything else with me)!

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Talia was rather attached to a tiny squishy new baby, and got actually real-tears distraught when I wouldn't pass him over to her.  She cuddles quite hard - he was a very patient baby.

Cabbage hat:
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I've finished this little cardigan now too.
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It's nice being able to tick things off the list.  Even if it means the books I'm reading have been totally neglected all week long.  Yarn plans are slowly turning into skeins hanging drying by the back door.  It's the coldest place in the house, but there's no help for it - there aren't many other places where children can't pull skeins down or dirty them.  Everything in me is looking forwards to celebrating the new Springtime growth and light.

18 comments:

  1. I like your Cabbage hat. Is there a link where I can find the pattern?

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    1. It's the Chunky Mochi Chevron Hat from Ravelry, here's the link to the free pattern: http://kalamala.livejournal.com/39615.html

      :)

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  2. That is a lovely cabbage hat! Spring can't come soon enough!

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    1. Seconded! My boots are leaky so the snow is *not* my friend! :)

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  3. I had missed stopping by... I love your colorful life, your honesty and your gorgeous girls...
    Big hug for you!
    Shanti

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    1. Really really lovely to see you (and on Facebook too)!

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  4. that cardigan is so cute! and so are both babies. squishy indeed! and if my mobile publishes this comment 10 times I truly apologize.

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    1. Only twice, haha technology! Talia just adores babies, she can't get her head around thinking of them as different to dolls though...

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  5. Great knitting! cabbage is a very apt name for your hat indeed.

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    1. I made myself one in beautiful blue handspun and a friend saw it and said it would be a *perfect* cabbage hat and she'd want one in green. Sold! :)

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  6. I love the idea of a craft date at soft play. Mine are still a bit little to go around unsupervised but one day I might get to take the knitting!

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    1. The magical day is when they find a big kid to adopt them and take them around LOL (or when one is big enough to rescue the smallers if they get stuck). Actual cups of tea. Actual knitting time! :o

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  7. Soft play scares me half to death, unless yours is a different thing to what we have here, where 30 children charge around mob handed while the parents drink coffee, check their phones and completely ignore their children unless there is actual tears and or blood.
    You need an old fashioned clothes horse hanging from the ceiling so you can hang lots of yarn lovelies up away from little toddler lovelies lol.
    V
    xxx

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    1. Haha it can be a bit like that, but this one has involved staff who do actually ask disruptive families to leave, and it's very quiet when we go!

      I really really do need a hanging airer.

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  8. Love the hat! Very impressed you finished it in one session :)
    There is nothing cuter than a toddler cuddling a newborn :)

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  9. So pretty! And same here, I can't wait for spring - which seems even farther away since we're getting below freezing temperatures... Brrr!!!!

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