Friday, June 17, 2011

Stranded....

This is my little nephew who I have flown over to Australia to meet. He is wearing a jumper I knitted from an amazing pattern - the details of which escape me at the moment but I will look them up when I go home. Anyhoo, I was only going to have one and a half weeks with my family, however... my stay has been extended as I have been left stranded by the ash cloud.
While it is so lovely having extra time with the fam, I am desperately missing Jonno and the boys and really feel as though Archie and Hugo have now been without their mother for far too long (although I know Jonno has been doing an amazing job). I need to nuzzle and nibble them.
In the meantime, I have been knitting lots of socks and crocheting slippers, one does have to keep themselves busy during adverse times... and it is so cold I have to do something in front of the roaring fire. Mum and I have been enjoying lots of chatting time, drinking tea time, knitting time and reading time which does soften the blow somewhat.
This sock is being knitted by Sirdar's Crofter wool which is lovely and soft and makes the most fantastic pattern as you knit along. I am just using their sock pattern and it is a very quick knit.
Here is a little craft project from my sister's house which she did with her daughter. I adore the colours and think it would be such a great class project to do towards Christmas time.
And one more gratuitous cute shot. Don't you love his dimples. Lucy doesn't like it when I pretend he is mine. She finds it slightly disturbing....
Lots and lots of love,
Kate xxooxxooxx.

10 comments:

Aunty Mum said...

I love your socks Kate. I fell in love with sock wool just this morning. I'll blog my colours later today. Keep warm and safe. See you when you get home. xx

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

OH...NO...STRANDED. At least your with your delicious family (Hi lucy..mwah, mwah, mwah!!)

I hope you get home soon kate, johnno with have a brand new appreciation for women's work!!

greenthumb said...

What a happy looking baby, those socks looks so warm.

Amanda Makes said...

Hi Kate! What a lovely post. How I wish I could drop by your Mum'S to join you both for a cuppa and some companiable knitting. Sounds heavenly. Your nephew is scumptious! Hope you can get home soon to your boys. Loads of love, Amanda xxx

nicole said...

Oh bless, your nephew is very cute! Sorry you're stranded but at least it's with family, not on say a business trip (imagine!) and you've got lots of knitting to do :-) You'll be back home soon!

Planet Penny said...

Such a CUTE baby, but it must be scary being stranded. Hope you are home by now xxx

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Awww he is a cutie pie!

do you mind if i knit said...

People are always surprised when I cuddle babies and kiss them on the ears, mothers get a bit proprietorial! Love his cardi! I'd like to make one like that for myself! he looks like a great big bundle of joy! Love Vanessa xxx

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