Thursday, 24 February 2011

Crazy Times

Things have gone crazy in the last few weeks and suddenly everything is happening at once!

We need to move home as our landlady needs our flat back, so I am occupied with finding somewhere to live that will have enough room for all my yarn. The extensive yarn/ craft cupboard I currently have will be hard to beat and I will miss it dearly. I also am slightly worried that the Mr might have something to say when there’s more moving boxes marked ‘Yarn’ than anything else in the moving van.

I’m going back to work in a couple of week, just part time, but the thought of having to use my brain in a logical way again is quite daunting. Trying to slot back into things after a whole year without work seems like an impossible task but I know it will be a positive thing for our little family.

Some very exciting news is that I will be teaching knitting classes again! The Creative Biscuit is a local and very cute ceramics cafe. Apart from having ceramics painting they also run classes like jewellery making, have a book club and importantly serve tea, coffee and cake! My Beginners Knitting Workshop will be the latest edition to their crafty repertoire and we will be learning to make a simple garter stitch hairband. Here it is modelled by me and then by Flo, who wasn't too happy about being a model.

In other news I managed to finish my Hap blanket! I’m really pleased with it and it’s lovely and cosy. The only question now is what to knit next?

The most earth shatteringly crazy thing that’s happening at the moment is that Florence is turning 1 year old next week! It’s so difficult to believe that a whole year has passed since she arrived, but it’s amazing, given her extremely rough start, that she is thriving as well as she is. We will be of course having a party, with cake, next weekend, so it will be all stations go on party food and birthday cake making duties. Phew, crazy times indeed!


  1. Happy birthday to Flo! It really is amazing. As to the boxes: Why don' t you mark them in a more inconspicuous way? Like F.A. for Fibre Archive for example? You could even vary the codes so they pass more easily. And put in two or three that are actually marked yarn ;))

  2. I hate moving I agree with iris mark the yarn as bits n bobs, could be anything,dont you think put a book in the box to add weight,he will never guess. Or do as I did I put all my yarn in bags of shoe boxes,he didnt have an inkling that the 300 shoe boxes was really yarn.
    Congrats on the work front.

  3. haha, love Iris' suggestion. 'Various' would be a good alternative. Shoe boxes might also prompt criticism!

  4. Good luck with the move and good to hear you are starting your knitting classes at CB, hope it goes well.
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