I'm still here...

Apologies for the strange looking blog, gremlins seem to have taken up residence during my long vacation.
This post is going to be mostly pictures, I’m afraid, just to bring the blog up to date. It has been a long time since I last updated here, despite composing many posts in my head. Alex has taken up so much of my life, sometimes it’s easy to forget to think about other things. But I am beginning to realise that for the sake of my sanity I should make an effort to do more. Being a stay- at-home mum will be such a wonderful job (if you use that word for something that is more fun than work) but, like any job, I don’t want it to be all that I am so I am trying to make an increased effort to be more than that (in the very small amount of spare time that I have).

Anyway, here are some of the FOs which I haven’t previously posted about. They are on Ravelry with more photos (my user name is skendras).

Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl (interweave knits)

Yarn: Posh Yarn Eva – Orchid (I think)

Needles: 3.5 mm

This was made for my Monkey’s Grandmother. I added tiny purple beads to the points of the edging.

Pattern: Kerchief Bib

Yarn: Rowan Denim

Needles: 4mm

Made for my little monkey, to soak up the rivers of drool he produces when he is teething. Just made a few mods to allow for the thicker yarn and the fact that the denim shrinks. Plus I added a felt heart for some extra cuteness.

Pattern: My own Bobbley bobble hat

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and some left over Rowanspun Aran from my Juno

Needles: 4mm

This was made for my baby monkey, it looks totally ridiculous :-) He gets so many nice comments when he is wearing this hat!

Pattern: Just made it up as I went along

Yarn: Sirdar Baby Bamboo

Needles: 4mm

This was made for my baby Monkey. He loves to fiddle with the various textures. It’s quite a small blanket but I wanted to make it so that he could cuddle up to it.

I’m currently knitting a Cardigan for Merry, Icarus, two lace stole and a baby blanket... hmm did I say I don’t have much spare time!

Now a quick non-knitting update. Alex is almost a year now and is busy crawling and cruising the furniture. He has been through a (long) period when he wasn’t sleeping well at night and I have been feeling like a zombie but for the last 5 nights he has slept through and it’s making such a difference to both of us! I‘ve actually regained enough brain power to finish sentences and not put the milk in the dishwasher.

So that kind of brings me up to date. I wonder whether any one is still out there! I’ll have to go and check out all your blogs to see what you have all been up to.