Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Yarn Along

Geez, shingles, I don't recommend it. The pain is gone, but I'm still on my hands and knees searching for my energy under the mountain of dirty laundry. I haven't felt like this since I had a newborn, a 2 year old, a 3 year old and a 5 year old - all preschoolers - all at home.

Its school holidays, which means a break in the rushing around drop offs & pick ups, but it also means four kids at home. I came prepared this time with a couple of volumes of Alphabet Glue and I have to say, its helping. (On a side note, I've just noticed how often I tell people/blog about having FOUR kids! We love them all but we never meant to have four, it seems like a lot to me, the last little scallywag being a shock surprise.  I am clearly still overwhelmed coming to terms with the fact that I am the mother of a large family. I hope I don't seem to harp on about it)

 I finished Multnomah, Tiny Tea Leaves, and a couple of hats in the last few weeks    There is a positive to everything I guess (!) And I've cast on this Milo for Sadhbh.  I'm mad to knit a Petra sometime soon and I've got a few hundred yards of Bendigo (scratchy) Classic in charcoal which I need to make into something soon.   I had nearly settled on the Sage Remedy top, but then I thought maybe the neck looked to loose and big for me (I'm tiny) Have you made one? Do you love it?

We are enjoying The Horse and his Boy - CSLewis - Its a great adventure.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Oh Petra! What a gorgeous pattern.

  2. I haven't noticed a lot of blogging about having 4, but I think it would be a natural part of your writing since it's part of your life. Major changes like a new baby present challenges of different types for families. Just because it's a good change doesn't mean every.single.aspect of it must also be positive. I also think there an expectation that mothers must be happy with their situation all of the time. It's okay to mourn a little (or a LOT) when there's a change that you weren't expecting.
    I only (?) have two and sometimes find them challenging. I've also been learning to not feel guilty when I want/need some time away. I have a very capable husband who is quite willing to be in charge in my absence (at least most of the time ;) ).
    Can the kids help with the laundry?
    As for the Petra (cute!), if it's top down, maybe you could start with fewer stitches to make it less deep initially? Have you looked thru all the FO to see if anyone has changed the neckline?


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