Monday, 20 February 2012

Half term

During half term we had a lovely easy week nothing really planned apart from toddler group on the tuesday so it seemed a very relaxed week.  Andy took the Wednesday off work and Josh took us to 'his' museum.   We then walked down towards the SS Great Britain and the harbour and had a walk along by the water.  They weather was amazing, even quite warm.

It was also Valentine's Day during half term and we didn't really go over board on this.  Really just a card each.  (Both homemade of course.)  The bottom pictures are the latest make I have done with felt for Josh.  He absolutely loves wearing it and I had to put a name label in it this morning so he could wear it to preschool.  It says 3 o'clock as he is 3 years old.  I have also been doing lots of knitting but that will do for another post.

And before I sign off for the moment - this is what Josh made at preschool the week before half term.  I had to take some pictures so that daddy could see it as it was eaten fairly quickly.

Hope you have a lovely week.

Morag x

Thursday, 2 February 2012


It is freezing here today but the sun is beautiful.  Didn't think it was too bad until I took Josh to preschool but the wind is really bitter.  And it doesn't look as if it is going to get any better - the forecast is for snow over the weekend.  I hate snow it stops you doing so many things and then freezes and becomes very dangerous.  Sorry moan over.

Well the cold also has it's ups, it does mean I get lots of knitting done and don't feel that I should be doing something else such as something in the garden.  Mind you knitting has not been terribly productive over the past week.  Josh was ill last week and so had to miss two days of preschool which mean't knitting was just done in the evenings.  Oh well it happens.  Thankfully no one else came down with whatever Josh had and he has happily gone back to preschool today.  So this is just a snapshot of what I/we have been doing since I last blogged.

 Josh's new jumper which was finished just in time for my dad's birthday on sunday.

A friend asked if I could make a scarf for a friend of her's as a wedding present.  So I made an Ishbel shawl by Ysolda Teague in blue (as in the saying 'something borrowed, something blue') .

Both of these were fairly quick makes and easy to do in the evenings.

And for my niece's birthday about 3 days before my dad' s I made a little purse which I have made before but again loved making.  As usual I left it late to make it and ended up spending the weekend before making this.

Josh's latest thing is to go out on his scooter which does mean we do sometimes get to  places slightly quicker but once there is a hill I usually end up pulling him up.

Hope you are all well and surviving the cold weather.  Have a good day.
Morag x