10 April 2013
Yarn Along - a trying-not-to-wallow post
My biggest baby is away this week, and I'm missing her company very much. We have settled back in to friendship after some months of uneasy boundary-pushing, figuring out how we relate as she gets more independent, working out our roles as we dance the give-and-take of learning together. It's strange not having her here suddenly, just for a week though it feels longer. We're not used to being apart much and I think it's good for us now and again. Before she left I quickly crocheted her up a cowl as defence against the coastal breezes, in yarn that she dyed with me. :)
This week my knitting has mostly been whipping up two of these leafy hats (which I really will write down the pattern for, some day) for the shop; I love these hats, but getting Talia to sit still for one second to get a good photograph is just asking too much!
Look at that cheeky little creature! She finally has four teeth on the bottom row now, I noticed this morning. She's the only one of us not stressed out about the Mister losing his job (and the attendant despair over our finances just as we were finally back in control of our money). We don't even know how my little fledgeling business will impact on welfare payments and how that is all going to work under the ill-explained new system. Somehow, we'll figure things out. I don't want to apply for outside work, but at least Talia doesn't much mind me being away from her if I do need to.
Not much time for reading in all of that, but I did finish the Percy Jackson series (annoying) and read another of The Mysterious Benedict Society books (nerdy and awesome) which I was checking out for Jenna. I have some Kate Griffin novels (the Matthew Swift series) which I'm enjoying but finding slow going and slightly self-absorbed but not *entirely* undeserving of the comparison with Neverwhere (which is high praise, so perhaps almost cancels out my complaints about them)!
Joining in with Ginny and friends.