I owe you all some photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

Some of my hand spun…


(The same one as above, but hanked)


Mini skiens from left overs and tests.

And the teepee we built in the garden! ๐Ÿ˜€



Big changes…

My last post feels a life time ago. I Have been neglecting this poor blog!ย Since my last post, we’ve had to make some big decisions.

Last Sunday night, my little one had a bit of a poorly stomach. School rules state they have to be off for 48 hours, so she was off until Tuesday. The heat up here is horrid/glorious at the moment and trying to sleep is a nightmare, so the little one hasn’t been sleeping as well as usual (‘Usual’ being sleeping after 8-11pm and waking any time from 4am onwards…. so yeah, sleeping worse is fun! *sarcasm*), Wednesday morning she woke with a really bad sounding cough and I didn’t feel too chirpy myself, so she stayed off Wednesday. Wednesday night she didn’t sleep until 3am (apart from a ‘nap’ 8-10pm) and then woke up at 8am (I lie in my our standards but still only about 5 hours sleep) so I let her stay off Thursday and then Friday she still had the horrid cough and hadn’t caught up on sleep.

Over the weekend/week of having her at home, I realised something. Without school stressing her out, she was actually a joy to be around. I’m not saying I HATE spending time with my daughter, not at all! But with her issues, she’s hard work. VERY hard work. And I do it all on my own.
With the issues we’re having with school, I had started thinking about Home Schooling already. But I wasn’t sure I could manage. But having her at home for 10 days has been like I have a different child! I’ve been looking at lots of home schooling sites and pintrest for ideas to do over the summer holidays when we’ll give home educating, or HE, a trial period. If things go ok over the summer, then I think we might take the plunge and go for it!

On Friday, I printed out some worksheets. 4 dinosaur related ones covering maths and writing skills. She finished them within half an hour of waking!!! I printed another 4 dinosaur ones. Those were finished before I knew it. She asked for some “insect sheets” so I printed out 17 pages of insect related science sheets. She did all but one of those, almost totally on her own. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Then we made a teepee in the backgarden!

(Photos coming soon, WordPress is being a bit funny! :-/ )

So, yeah! Not entirely sure how I’m going to juggle being a mum, teacher, business owner, cleaner, cook and still find time for myself! But if it means The Child is more relaxed, then it’ll be worth it ๐Ÿ˜€
(When I’m back here moaning in a few months, please remind me of the above sentence! LOL)

I have some photos of some spinning to upload too, but WP really doesn’t like me trying to upload at the moment! Will try again later ๐Ÿ˜‰

Deary me!

Over a month since my last post. How terrible! I was meant to update once a week. Doh. Life in the Crumpled House has been a bit busy over the last few weeks! ย The Mantype was up last week, so I’ve been trying to catch up with housework and work-work which didn’t get done while he was visiting!

Since my last post, I’ve finished another two pair of socks! Yippee! Here they are… *drum roll*


The freaky fabulous, horribly fantastic scrap socks I made for my friend. I posted a progress shot of the first sock in my last post, and this is the end result, on the feet of my friend. I now have almost 200g of sock scraps to make myself a few pairs of these. My ASD tick won’t allow for them to be non-matching though, so I’m going to buy some plain black sock yarn to do the toes, heels and cuffs in and then just knit single, scrappy, stripy socks forever and ever (between making more pairs that is! Gotta keep the scrap pile topped up ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), so that I have matching, but non-matching scrappy socks! You’ll see what I mean once I get around to starting them! My sock yarn pile keeps growing faster than I can knit pairs *blush* Anyway…

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These ones were for me this time. They are toe up, with an after thought heel. Haven’t they striped fantastically?! That’s all one yarn! One of the Regia yarns. Love! Now I’m working on another pair. This time I’d doing them toe up, TWO AT A TIME! Not as scary as I thought, but they feel like they’re going slower than one at a time. No photo of the socks yet, there’s only an inch past the toe at the moment so not much to see! But this is the yarn I’m doing them in. One of the Opal “Say it with flowers” yarns. Scrummy. Looks totally different to how it looked skiened up! (In a nice way!)

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As well as knitting socks, I’m been learning a new skill. Spinning! No, no, not the horrible bike in a gym kind. The woolly kind! ๐Ÿ˜€ I bought a drop spindle and 300g of fluff at Woolfest 2012, and never really did much with it. But I picked them back up a couple of weeks ago and I have this bit of gorgeousness to show for it!

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100% merino wool, from Wingham Wool, plied up with some thread with teeny sequins! So pretty!!! I’ve 42g here, and about another 50g of fluff left to spin up (Can only spin so much before my drop spindle fills up!) so should hopefully get at least this amount again. I also made my first drumcarded batt the other day. But the lighting was rubbish when I took a photo so you’ll have to wait to see that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways, coffee is finished now so must get off my bottom and go and put the clean dishes away and make some lunch! I promise I won’t leave it so long next time! โค