Oh How Time Flies!!

Well, having looked back through my last posts I found myself shocked to see the last post was in January 2013!! Now I’m sitting here looking out on a very wet & dreary Autumnal almost October day, where has the time gone?

So my babies are now almost 2 (end November) & 4 (beg. August). I always think you can mark the passing of time by the age of children. I honestly can’t believe how fast they are growing. My not so little boy, thanks to his 6ft 3inch daddy, definately no longer resembles a baby bot anymore, and I have to admit shedding a tear or two about this. Yet I am also so very proud of him with the things he’s acheived over the last year, although I could really do without the attitude. Thankfully my baby girl is just about still my baby, for the time being…

Knitting has not been at the forefront over the last year, although I have managed to make a pair of socks


(not the greatest photo) plus another pair on the needles, a babygrow for my girls’ baby doll plus a cute little dress in the making.

For my socks I took lots of mini skeins & leftovers and hand wound two balls of yarn so I could try ‘magic loop two at a time toe up socks’. I love this technique, it’s really good to see a pair of socks growing together. I used to suffer from ‘second sock syndrome’, but this is no longer the case now. I was suprised how much yarn was left, more than enough for a second pair, which I am currently knitting. There will be more pinks & purples this time. I have to admit not loving the colours in the first pair of socks, but it is nice to have a good fitting pair of socks that I made & they will certainly come in handy when the cold weather hits later in the year. I also learnt to do a very stretchy cast off – Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off – as I have wide feet & a high instep, so a normal cast off will not do.

I am hoping to do some more pattern designing in the coming year, I’m sure as the children grow older it will become easier to get stuff done?! I am slowly reclaiming my evenings, although I find that I barely have the energy to slump into the chair with a bowl of cereal & an episode of Hollyoaks…

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