Sunday, January 29, 2012

Holidays with Grandparents.

We are very, very, very lucky at the moment having a holiday with two sets of grandparents. The boys are in absolute heaven - can you see how happy Hugo is to have his night-night story read by Fafa (my dad). I don't think Fafa minds somehow.

This is Fafa with his brand new blanket crocheted for him by Granny LouLou. She only began crocheting in September and has now completed two blankets (this one in chevron stitch!). To say I am impressed is an understatement.
Fafa's toes are being kept warm by some slippers I crocheted for him this week. Last night he was very content snuggled up in his blanket with slippered feet.
Hugo's Gran Gran gave him this elebank which he is thrilled with. There was a moment of alarm however when he put his hard earned lolly money (something that only happens on holidays) into the elephant as unfortunately (or fortunately), once coins are put in, short of breaking the bank they don't come out again.
I've also finished some wrist warmers for an imminent birthday. It's a weird pose I know but it is very hard to have a natural shot of gloved hands. I look like I am practicing an Easter Bunny pose.
Time to get back into a bit more colour now that I have finished those little jobbies.
And guess what Granny LouLou did for me - would you believe she tucked in all of the tails for Hugo's blanket, a project I finished about 18 months ago. She just sat down and did it. The joy I feel in this cannot be explained by mere words. But, there is a lot of joy.
Lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.
p.s. For people who enquired about how my bike would cope with rain - I keep it in a garage (in fact I really refer to it as being 'stabled') and I don't go riding in bad weather anyway. A little bit of rain would probably give it a good wash so when it becomes a little grubby I may even wheel it outside during a storm - although I cannot imagine doing such a thing at this stage...


  1. Yay for grandparents and all the joy (and help) they bring xox Savour and embrace these special times.
    I love your wrist warmers, very beautiful pattern and colour. As for Granny LouLou she is obviously a very natural crocheter to have made such a gorgeous chevron blanket having only done crochet for a few months! Have fun for the rest of the holidays xox

  2. I think Granny LouLou could hire out her services!! I can imagine how happy you are with all your ends tied in.

  3. I just love how you Aussies come to NZ and need to "rug" up. Fafa certainly looks cosy. And your blanket is fab. All we crocheters need to borrow Granny LouLou. xx

  4. i think fafa has inherited your love of colour

  5. Love everything about your family, Kate. Do you think they might adopt me? Family makes all the difference to ones mental wellbeing. xxxx

  6. Just found your blog via Attic24. And I'm SOOO excited! Your crochet embellished bike is amazing! I never thought to do that, and I love to crochet and ride my bike! It's now on my to do list. I'll be following you from Southern California!

  7. Your blanket is loveLy ... I find your blog is gréât .. Giving me ideas .. But Time is rare hère .. So i hope you dont mind me popping in from Time to Time ..

  8. Granny Lou Lou is a saint for tucking in all those ends! How glorious to have an in house story reader too. Sounds like your holiday is just heavenly.

  9. What a lovely tim had by all, obvious from the happy faces. The chevron blanket and slippers are brilliant pressies, but hats off to granny Loulou for doing the previously said she could make herself a small fortune if she advertised this service!

  10. Like everyone else, I'm jealous for someone to tuck in all the ends. :). And I agree about posing with hand warmers. I have a new found appreciation for hand models. Ha hs

  11. Oh Kate, how funny is that ....having your bike 'stable' love it....

    Grandparents aren't they wonderful, Fafa ( love that name) looks so cosy snuggled up reading a story to Hugo....what wonderful memories you are making.

    Granny LouLou is a treasure finishing off that horrible job of dealing with ends. We all need a Granny LouLou to help with that job. She's certainly picked up crochet quick sticks....two blankets, way to go...

    A lovely post filled with love of family and crochet......very special...

    Claire :}

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