Monday, 28 November 2011

Relaxing in the Parc

Wow, it’s been a whole month since my last blog! November has indeed been a busy month and I suspect that December has the same in store. I like to be busy but also like to have that kick back time. Thankfully the Mr, Flo and I got just that at the beginning of November when we took our first family holiday to Centre Parcs in Elveden forest!

I had never been to Centre Parcs before but have to say that I loved it. It is the perfect holiday if you have kids. There are so many things they can do and everywhere is child friendly, so you never have to worry about that is-my-shouting-child-ruining-someone-else’s-holiday feeling. The bikes were a particular hit with Flo who loved her ‘HAT’ or helmet as it’s normally called.
Hat Mummy Hat!

I managed to get some knitting done while kicking back on the drive there and back as well as some quilting done during the cosy nights in at our lodge. Let it be known, the Christmas quilt is nearly done! Just the border left to sew on, so there is a chance that it will be finished by the time I put the tree up! 

During the sewing I did at Centre Parcs we also discovered that the quilt has magical powers to induce sleep. Each night the Mr. fell asleep under it’s magic spell as I stitched away. To demonstrate this picture was taken at 9pm:


Knitting wise I have been working on a vintage leaf scarf pattern as my friend Kat’s 30th birthday present. I offered to knit her something instead of buying her a generic gift and she chose this cute vintage scarf and some red yarn. 

This photo looks pretty vintage!

The 4-ply yarn has meant it’s taken me longer than I thought it might so far, but I would love her to have it to wear before Christmas. All that is left to do is to knit the last leaf and do some decorative stitching, so it should be possible. She also chose the cutest crochet vintage hat which I’m going to have a go at once the scarf is complete. Watch this space.