Tuesday, April 20, 2010


It's been an unsettled few weeks here with little Kai. Poor mite cut his first tooth at 5months and 10days- 16th April. Unfortunately that's not the end of it as the other bottom tooth is very close to cutting and the top gums are bulging too!

So I've been a bit of a mummy-dummy lately, with Kai off his feeding, but constantly hungry only to start a part-feed and give up after 30seconds or so of milk.

Knitting has been minimal due to having Kai with me 90% of the time, but I've just cast on a cute pair of overalls in a lovely super-soft 8ply yarn in shades of blue.

Activities start back this week, with Finn returning to playgroup, dancing and swimming- hopefully I can get the occastional nap back out of him after all this excercise- I've been missing that mummy quiet time lately!

Yesterday we enjoyed making some home-cooked play dough together- Finn's colours of choice were pink and blue (and black but mummy poo-pooed that option). Today we pulled out the playdough equipment and had a great time - home made playdough is sooooo much nicer (and easier to tidy up) than that horrible commercial stuff for sure.

So that's it for now... back to knitting these overalls!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I've just been down to the post office with the boys. We posted off Nanni's 50th Birthday present- she will be 50 on Thursday 15th April.

She's getting (along with a few other things) a stunning Haruni Shawl I knitted in "blue sea" 4ply ombre silky gradient from Wooltopia on Yarn Collective. The pattern for Haruni is by Emily Ross and is very, very pretty- it's available on Ravelry.

Cordu from Wooltopia creates the most amazing gradient dyed yarns and the blue sea was originally sent to me as a gift by mum, so it seemed fitting to knit it into something stunning to celebrate her 5oth.

Unfortunately we won't see mum for her birthday this year, but we will be in Brisbane a week later and hope to enjoy some cake and cuddles then.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Beginning....

So I'm trying this blogging caper again- last time was a dismal failure.... things just got in the way and I wasn't feeling the love for the blog setup I created and didn't know how to easily (and quickly fix it).

So here I am a bit older, hopefully wiser (or maybe there are just more tools on the web to help net-dummies like me work things out) and ready to get something happening.

Hopefully it will be a little bit of everything- my day to day capers with the boys, knitting adventures, and hopefully a bit of fun too!

So I'm back off to sort out the layout of this thing and get some useable features happening... wish me luck!