Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Holiday production

I don’t think it will interest anybody what I was thinking, doing when I knitted…
So here is what fell from my needles this summer.
Vitamin D in blue
Vitamin D – I like it although with my choice of yarn the cardi ended up much longer that planned.  It drapes nicely and this is MY kind of colour.

Effortless for Alice
Effortless with Madeline Tosh bought here! Lovely, lovely yarn… I knitted the body longer than required so Alice could wrap herself comfortably.  Once wash and block, the yarn is even more drapy.

Orange cable socks
And lastly, socks for Alice so she’s not too cold!

Friday, 14 September 2012

Some new starts

For once I know what happened and why I’ve been away from my blog!  I had all the good intentions to post during our holiday in the States, but we had so much fun that I never found the time.  Then we went to my parents’ and there I thought I would be able to blog.  My parents and the kids leave upstairs and I’m downstairs… but again too much fun, nice weather, Olympics to watch on TV…

Anyway, I though it was necessary to mark some important changes at home.  September is normally punctuated with new starts, new organisation, and this year is no different. And since we came back from our long holiday (mid-August!), we’ve been living in the middle of a storm…

My 2 oldest kids are now in Boarding School (that’s part of the storm…). This is where Alice lives.

Alice's boarding1

Alice's boarding

And now handsome Victor (and Yes, these are army boots and camouflage combat jacket!)

Victor's boarding

It is a strange feeling to have only one child at home, but I’ve decided I won’t feel old and sorry for myself.  Alice and Victor seem to enjoy themselves and from what we discuss together, I think that they are on a good path.  I’m not an expert on Education, but from my almost 17-year of experience, I’m tempted to say: have trust in your abilities and your guts feeling, speak and listen openly, worry about the small things if you must but don’t forget the big picture.

My job as a mum is not done yet with them, but I’m pretty proud of the young adults they are becoming (and I now need a paper tissue, because I’m about to cry).