27 Jul 2007
This morning we played in our pyjamas until late. Lucas was persuaded at 11 to get dressed, only because we were leaving the house. I am convinced it is his ambition to spend a whole day (forever and ever mummy!) in his pyjamas.
We went into the city, sorry, I mean Civic, to meet Daddy for lunch. The kids enjoyed this, given they've barely seen him lately, due to early starts and late finishes.
I had a voucher from Lincraft to spend, so we went there afterwards and stocked up on bamboo. 2 circular needles, to use for my self patterning yellow Opal socks, and a ball of Bamboozle, a yarn made of bamboo and cotton. I've no plan for the yarn, but it sounded very interesting, and feels very soft.
During the week I have also spent some time working on my Blanket of Love quilt. All that's left to do is hand stitch the binding down, and then I'm done (thanks heavens.) I thought it would be therapeutic working on this, but mostly it's just upsetting.
The other highlight of today was introducing the children to "The Wizard of Oz."
Tonight I managed to get out for an hour of late night shopping. I bought a heavily reduced, nonstick heavy weight breville roasting pan, and have now discovered it doesn't fit in the oven. Bugger. I was so excited.
There's been little progress on the stole - I just haven't been up to it.
Thanks, QuiltingMick for the tip on Cassidy's - I'll put it on my list!
22 Jul 2007
I've spent some time knitting over the last week. I finished the Fetching fingerless gloves, and am enjoying wearing them.
In other news, I have devoured Harry Potter. I'm not a big fan of any war scenes, but I guess they were inevitable. Other than that, (and the surely unnecessary orphaning of another child) I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am starting again, slowly.
19 Jul 2007
16 Jul 2007
In other household news, I have finally dealt with an old stained black top. It's one of my favourites, but grease stains are really tricky to get out of black clothes. My solution was to spray bleach over the shirt. It removed the black, leaving red splatters, and looks pretty good. My MIL admired before I even told her about my creative solution.
Knitting continues on the Mystery Stole. I got lots done over the weekend, but this is at the cost of the Blanket of Love, and the Dear Jane blocks. Priorities.
11 Jul 2007
10 Jul 2007
3 Jul 2007
I've also spent the day doing a bit of anxiety eating. The hospital rang to make an appointment to discuss Nalani's post mortem results. The first available time with the geneticist is late August.