Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Latest WIP

For the last 13 weeks I’ve been working on a super secret project, which hasn’t really left me much energy for anything else.  Here’s a pic of my progress so far:
Estimated date of completion is 29th March 2012.  That’s right, all being well I’m going to be a mummy!  To be honest it is really only just sinking in, it’s only been since the scan last week that I’ve actually been able to get excited about it, plus I’ve been feeling rather awful for weeks now which kind of takes the shine off.  Anyway so now I can tell people, it all seems a bit more real.

So, while I can see lots of baby knitting in my future the first thing I cast on was for myself.  A lovely plum coloured Shalom which will be just perfect as I get larger over the coming months.  Pics to follow when I remember where I put my camera memory card.  It’s been pretty simple so far, even though the going has been quite slow.  I think that might have something to do with the fact that I fall asleep every time I sit down for more than 5 minutes! 

Wednesday, 7 September 2011, remember me?!

My dining room to be!
Exciting things have been afoot in our little household recently, but as none of it has really been craft related I have been a bit silent in the blog department.  Our plan after we got married was to knuckle down and save every penny, so that we could afford the deposit on our own house.  After we got back from our honeymoon and opened all of our gifts we were absolutely astonished by the amount of contributions we received for our house fund.  Our generous friends and family gave us such a wonderful boost and even though we have still been saving unbelievably hard, we were quickly realistically able to start looking for a house.  Since then most of our spare time has been spend looking for houses on the internet, looking round actual real life houses and having long, long discussions about how much renovation and repair we were willing to undertake.  Luckily we’ve not been able to afford to go out anywhere for a while so we’ve had plenty of time for all this!  However we have finally found somewhere we like and had our offer accepted so the actual process of buying the place has begun.  It needs a fair amount of updating (see groovy carpet in the pic above), but no major renovation is necessary and I can’t wait to get going.

As an aside, here in South East England it’s starting to get a wee bit chilly and it feels a bit like Autumn is on the way.  This is the time of year when I start to regularly settle down for an evening’s knitting every day, so hopefully I’ll have some projects to share very soon.