I’m a day late but yesterday was a relaxing day, we spent it listening to xmas songs and watching some xmas movies and we had the turning on of the lights in the local village which Ian took the bigger ones to yesterday evening. This is the last week of school before the holidays and I can’t wait until Friday lunchtime, two weeks of no running to and from school and extra activities and two weeks of relaxing and enjoying ourselves at home and the excitement..its building and building already so by next weekend lots of little ones will be fit to burst!
Miss Evelyn has been doing great, she’s now just past her birth weight which the nurses are pleased with and is a quiet baby, nothing in this world quite equals the cuddles and snuggles you get…pictures at the end..well ok just one now, who can resist..
Knitting wise, I’ve been knitting a hat for myself this week and I know I had a selection of patterns to knit but none of them quite took my fancy yet so instead I chose this Godric’s Hollow Hat pattern, just to keep the Harry Potter geekyness going lol. I had this gorgeous Malabrigo worsted in a natural colour which I used. This yarn is just heavenly, I can’t seem to get it so easily this side of the world and was sent this one in an exchange but I’ll be on the look out for somewhere to order it from!
|Godric’s Hollow Hat|
My model kindly posed for some quick photos with the completed hat.
As the above hat is so soft and really not the most practical of colours I’ve delegated it to good wear and so I need a hat for everyday wear !…well I also need hats in matching colours to my outfits but I’ll get there with that some day to…
For an everyday hat I went back to this Jacques Cousteau Hat pattern that I knit for James earlier in the year and cast on for this in a dark fuschia colour. The yarn I’m using is Stylecraft DK Life yarn. Its not so long on the needles but here’s what it looks like at the moment.
|Jacques Cousteau Hat|
This is how the list is looking now…
Year of Projects List 2012/2013
Hats :- 1/6
Harry Potter Hufflepuff Beanie – just one left to complete the collection
Strib Hat– I have yarn to knit three of these for the three younger children – COMPLETE 3/3
Hermione Hearts Ron
Slouched Tuva Hat
Cowls :- 0/1
These are a few of the patterns I like but I’ve not picked which one or indeed how many of them I will knit, that is to be decided when I start on a cowl.
Eirin Cowl – these also have a pattern for fingerless gloves which I love also
Rhosyn Cowl – these also come with a pair of matching fingerless gloves and a headband
Pendleton Cowl – I love the colourwork in this one
Fingerless Gloves :- 0/1
I want to make one pair of fingerless gloves this year, more if I get the time. Again these are some of the patterns I have in mind but I’m undecided on which one.
Victoria Fingerless Mittens
Susie’s Reading Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron Fingerless Gloves
Socks :- 0/1
I would love to knit a good few pairs of socks but that not may be possible so I shall aim to knit this pair anyway and anything over that shall be a bonus.
Hermiones Everyday Socks
Dishcloths :- 10/25
My aim is to continue knitting one a week until the end of December. This post I’m moving here to a Sunday and I’m making it part of the projects as it will be something I’m doing. – Weekly Challenge
Advent Garland :- 24/24
Smitten A Holiday Garland – this I fell in love with and as family who love an advent calendar I thought this might be different and fun this year, especially if I fill each mitten with a little piece of chocolate for each of the children. – COMPLETE
Items for Baby :-
Baby Kimono 1/1 COMPLETE Demne Cardigan 1/1 COMPLETE Sabine Jumper 1/1 COMPLETE Christmas-y Baby Hat 1/1 – COMPLETE Cute Noggin Baby Hat 1/1 COMPLETE Owlie Sleep Sack 0/1 COMPLETE Pinwheel Baby Blanket 0/1- COMPLETE Burp Cloths 1/1 COMPLETE Wash Cloths 4/4 – COMPLETE Baby Mitts 1/1 COMPLETE
Items for the children :-
Childrens Mittens 3/3 COMPLETE Jacques Cousteau Hat 1/1 COMPLETE Basic Beanie 3/3 COMPLETE Godric’s Hollow Hat 1/1 COMPLETE
As yes now some more pics lol…I’m slowly working my way through the pictures I’ve taken and here are just a couple..
See I am sometimes awake lol!
Benjamin is totally in love with Evelyn and loves nothing more than having a cuddle and giving her kisses
|Lady Evelyn and Benjamin|
This is a wonderful shot…James my eldest holding Evelyn, he loves wee ones this small and has great patienece and care with them
|James and Lady Evelyn|
This here is my little princess who adores having her picture taken as much as ever, its been awhile since she’s been on the blog, she is the biggest help ever with Evelyn, everything I do she loves to help out with..its very cute seeing her pretend to be a mini mammy lol.
You’ll note she’s still my princess, something she was wanting to confirm when I came home with Evelyn and although she says she’s a princess to, the title is very much Elizabeths, so while Elizabeth is Princess, Evelyn is going to be my little Lady or my little Miss, its what her names suggests to me anyway lol.