Poorly days

Well, The Child got up this morning, looking utterly drained and refusing breakfast, the poor love. Anyone who knows me (Or reads this blog!) will know that this is not normal behaviour for my whirlwind of terror! So I was a naughty mummy and let her stay off school. We’ve had a lazy day, her playing Moshi Monsters and me catching up slowly with some sock knitting (I say slowly because I have three holes in my finger from my knitting needles ¬_¬ )

Remember the beef and broccoli I mentioned in the last blog post? Well The Child only went and ate TWO WHOLE PORTIONS!!! I know!! I didn’t think she’d touch any of it!
So tonight we’re trying Cauliflower pizzas, from this blog here which I found via Pintrest. Gotta love Pintrest! The bases are in the oven at the moment and they smell rather nice! Let’s see if the pass The Child Test!!!

Also, I only went and won the give away I shared at the end of my blog post!!!!!! This lovely bunch of stuff turned up a couple of days ago from the lovely Natasha over at Woodland Faeries


The Child played with the Tic-Tac-Toe board for at least an hour, and demanded she has the pink ribbon on some socks. Not sure what I’ll make with the yarn! 300g of hand dyed DK wool. Yum!

Speaking of socks, I gave in and bought some yarn for The Child. Apparently, even my Knitting Goddess yarn (which feels lovely and soft to me!) is itchy. I’ve been searching for something that would be strong enough to make socks from, but soft enough to pass the Itch Test.
I ended up getting some Drops Baby Alpaca Silk from my LYS. It’s 70% Alpaca and 30% Silk in a Fingering/Sock weight. The Silk content SHOULD make it wearable as socks. If this is so, I’ll be stocking up on a few extra colours because it’s like angel’s breath! It’s so soft!!

Oh and before I go a quick progress shot of my Opal “Say it with flowers” socks, with waste yarn for afterthought heels. Almost to the ribbing now. Woohoo!


Right, must dash before I burn tea!

Ta’ta for now!


Back to school, hurrah!

Well the Child was back to school yesterday. I love my little monster, I really really do. But it’s SO NICE to have some peace and to be able to work and craft IN THE DAYLIGHT! The Mantype was up for the weekend, and we actually got to go to knitting group (He kept The Child occupied while I knit, woot!) which kinda made up for missing out on two days of spinning which normally happens on Wednesdays when she’s in school.

I’m feeling very productive today. I’ve done two loads of washing, done the dishes (Minus some pots which are soaking), and put tea in the slow cooker. Not sure that The Child will actually eat any of it mind. Beef and Broccoli chinese style, from this lovely blog which I found via Pintrest. I made it last time the Mantype was up and it was delish, so we’ll see if she’ll touch it!

Oh, remember I mentioned my wee Godson arrived? I got to meet him 😀

My ovaries ache just looking at the photo. He is just gorgeous ❤ ❤ Once he’s into cloth nappies, I’m doing him some longies 😀 Hopefully they can be Shorties if the weather hurries up and gets nicer!

Craft wise, I haven’t done much really! Working on some customers items, knit a little bit more of my socks. I did start a scrappy Hexagon blanket, from the lovely Lucy Attic24. It was going to be a sloooooow, in between other projects when I wanted something different to do for half an hour, type thing. But the Hex’s are actually really addictive and I have to force myself to stop doing them and get on with some work *Blushface*


I did start it by doing all of the Hex’s surrounded by black. But after I made three, I wasn’t happy with it and was worried about the actualy hex shape being lost in alll the black. So I ripped it out and did colours, and I must prefer it! In stead of just liking it, I now love it 😀 It’s made with all of my scraps of DK acrylic, and the little free balls I get on my Let’s Knit magazine 😀

Right, time I enjoy a coffee and a white choc Kitkat and get on with some work!

Happy Easter!

Well, the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! I was going to update last night, while The Child was at Nana’s house, but Sky decided to break some stuff on Friday afternoon and I was without internet or phoneline until 9am this morning (About 40 hours without internet *shudders* Please don’t make me go through that again, Sky!!!!)

The Child is off school for Easter, so things have been madness anyway with that alone. Add to that, Easter eggs and chocolate (Combined with a ASD/ADD child, not good).
Then my baby Godson arrived! He arrived via the sunroof and both him and mummy were a bit poorly. Glad to say they’re both home now safe and sound (He’s of course, enjoying the blanket that his Crumpled Auntie made him 😉 ).
I also had a wedding to go to! One of my friends, got married on Friday evening. And as I said to her, the plus side of a child with ADD is that she’s like a Duracell bunny and just keeps going and going. It was midnight when we crawled into bed. Dirty stop outs, the pair of us!
It was, however, rather adorable to wake at 9am (Rather than any time from 4am onwards!!) to find this sleeping next to me…


I did managed to finish another bit of spinning between my last blog post and the start of the school holidays!


It’s pale pink and cream, plied with magenta merino. It’s just scrummy. The Child grabbed it the second I showed her it and demanded a scarf from it. There is only about 40m, so will have to have a look about for some ideas.

I’ve also gotten a little bit further with my socks, and you can see how they’re going to pool.


(Ignore the slightly washed out colours, as the photo was taken with my camera phone. And also Time Team on the TV… Can you tell we had a lazy day yesterday?)
I did give in with the ‘two at once on magic loop’ thing and put them on to a set of DPNs each. I feel like I knit much faster on the DPNs than I do magic looping. So I think I’ll start them off toe up on magic loop, and then transfer back to DPNs to work the length.

So I think that’s everything up to date! I’ve spent my child-free day having a lovely lie in (Until 9:30am!!! NINE THIRTY!!) and then got some dishes done, some clothes washed and out on the line (nothing smells better than line-dried clothes!), done some batch cooking of chilli con carne and chicken curry, and now I’m off to do a bit of work knitting, while eating Munchies, drinking coffee (That is still warm!!) and watching Powerpuff Girls on Netflix while I wait for my little ball of energy and destruction to return home!

Oh, and why not check out my friends blog, she’s hosting a little giveaway over there 😀