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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Monday, 8 December 2014

I can talk to animals! Well, not talk to them. I can take commands from them.

I have ill for absolutely ages.  Yesterday was the first day I've felt even vaguely human, so I went for run, and then sat on the sofa, coughing away like a 40 a day life long smoker.  Lovely.  

Things have been busy at work; Parents' Evening, the joy of my winter - the Nursery Christmas Extravaganza, the need to do some work for my SENCo course building up and other seasonal joys.  If I have to sing "When Santa got stuck up the chimney" again, I'll go a bit funny.

The sewing has suffered, but the knitting is carrying on.  Slight progress made in some areas, not a lot to report though.  


  • The Weather in the Streets - January to June done AND SEWN TOGETHER.  July in progress.
  • Owl Obsession for one of my godsons - it's for his second birthday.  I've bought the pattern.  
  • Hexipuff Quilt (I'm aiming to get 250/500 done by the end of June 2015) Ho hum.
  • Lucy Attic24 Ripple Blanket - I've now completed 20 rows.  Yellow row next.
  • Nicholas' POP blanket - There are still 9 completed squares. 
  • A small jumper for Nicholas - Christmas knitting.  Why am I doing this to myself.
  • Burton Bear cowl for Hattie.  Brown wool ordered.
  • An Owlet for Hattie - yarn located
  • Ringo and Elwood mittens in grey and brown - well, I've bought the yarn
  • Boreal - FINISHED AND DONE.
  • Wisteria jumper - located.  It JUST needs sleeves.
  • Peacock Mitten - one done, started the other.
  • Coraline cardigan - moved to be finished by February; this is Britain, it will still be cold then
  • Petrie top - I have some rather fine Peacock coloured yarn to make this with, but it is a spring weight top, so it is on hold until January 2015.
  • Knitted Coco - got the yarn, printed out a pattern, just got to start.  Also, see above.
  • Socks for me - meh
  • Rainbow jumper - disaster has struck.  I have misplaced the bag with it in.  I don't know where it is, I think it is in the pub, but they deny all knowledge.  Aargh.
  • A Little Birds jumper with no steeks - still planning
  • Reknit an unwearably large jumper - not proving as popular an idea as I thought it would be.

Done:
Myrna Cardigan
Hattie's cardigan.
A pair of simple socks for the children
Garter Yoke Cardigan
An Owlet for Lucy
Lucy's Cowl
Hattie's Cowl
A Burton Bear Cowl for Lucy
Simon's socks

It's all really quite exciting.  In a way.  I'm not sure I'll get much more done this year, but who can say.  

2 comments:

  1. The list is quite grand. At least you have almost all the yarn ready, just need to cast on all those projects and then you can at least say you started them. LOL You have completed quite a bit though and should be proud of those accomplishments.

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  2. It sounds as though you have been busy, but glad you are feeling better. Some progress is fine especially at this time of year!

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