New Knitting! No, I haven’t quite finished Big J’s jumper, but the back is done and now the round and round bit is finished, it’s moving on quite quickly, so I thought I’d treat myself by casting on something new.
While my sister was over for Christmas, she asked if I would knit her a bolero/cardigan type thing, so we went out and bought yarn, she chose a bright red JCBrett Merino and I said I would design something especially for her.
So I made a start on it on Monday:
I’m using a lace pattern found in The Harmony Guide to Knitting Stitches, called Fern Lace, pretty simple, easy to remember so I’m not likely to lose my place after trying to tear the kids apart (it’s half term here)!
Ollie has a new toy:
He had been pestering for a cat ike Mavis’ until her saw the pattern for this, and asked really nicely if I could make it, how could I refuse?
I have been tagged by the lovely Alice Jean, thank you very much, to list “4”
4 jobs I held
Flaying Start LSA
Care worker for the elderly
4 movies I like
The Last Samurai
School of Rock
The Empire Strikes Back
4 places I’ve been
Betws Y Coed, N. Wales
4 places I lived
4 TV shows/programs I watch
4 Radio-shows I listen to
4 favorite foods
4 places I’d rather be
Betws Y Coed
On the beach
The 4 I tag
Don’t feel you have to do it girls!
I had a great time in school last week, making Chinese dragons to celebrate the Chinese New year.
I had to prepare 50 of these things, at school the children painted the dragon faces and chose the colours for the tissue paper tails.
I love learning about different cultures, and is one thing I really miss about living in Leicester, is being in the middle of a hugely multicultural society and being able to see the various festivities and traditions first hand, from Diwali to Gay Pride.
I was quite sad when Jasmine stopped wearing Indian Bindis, she used to love them, but here, no one else wears them, so she got a bit self conscious and naturally they’re not so readily available!
Talking about traditions…
Topic of the Week #4: Valentine’s Day
I know this isn’t knitting related, but I thought I’d ask you to share your favourite Valentine’s Day memory, or your current plans for this year. Just to share some love. 🙂
I am so not romantic, at all! J and I rarely celebrate Valentine’s Day, simply because it’s a waste of money. We decided not to celebrate Valentine’s a long time ago, although he did surprise me one year, I was heavily pregnant with my first daughter and knowing that I don’t like cut flowers (I prefer them to grow in my garden – alive) he bought me a miniature rose bush…sadly I had to leave it in Leicester when we moved (with all my other house and outdoor plants) as we had no room to bring it with us 😦
Favourite love songs: