Hello. I didn’t mean to disappear for days on end. Seems like life is just way too busy at the moment.
In major news, I actually have my sewing machine set up and managed to sew on the quilt for 15 minutes before being interrupted by my treasure. The mojo is returning. If I have time after finishing this post and she’s still asleep I may just get another row sewn.
Speaking of the Gorgeous Girl, here is a totally gratuitous picture.
I’ve managed a few finishes over the last little while. Firstly, this jacket for Gorgeous Girl.
I’m not going to link to the pattern, because I’m kind of disappointed. The hood is way too shallow (sits halfway back on Gorgeous Girl’s head, and I knitted it longer than the largest size for the pattern. It’s warm, so it will be her ‘around our freezing cold house’ jacket instead of her ‘out in public isn’t my Mummy so clever’ jacket. (Houses here don’t seem to be made for winter. Ours is very, very draughty and difficult to heat.)
This little hat is the first in a series of 4 that I’m working on for my friend Claudelle. She is a portrait photographer and wants some cute hats to use in her photo shoots. I couldn’t work out how to put a price on my work, so the hats are being knitted in exchange for a photo session with Gorgeous Girl and some prints. (Funny, I have no problem quoting a price for my time for tutoring, but when it came to my craft work I was really stumped).
There has also been spinning, but less. I’m aiming for between 10 and 20 minutes a day. It’s surprising what you can do in that amount of time.
I know it looks just like the last skein that I spun up. I’ve still got more to spin and so am confident of having enough yarn for the shawl of my choice.
I need to make an appointment with the dentist. It feels like one of my wisdom teeth is coming through, and it’s been 6 months, so I need a check-up anyway. That is always fun. To be fair, the dentist we’ve found here is one of the best I’ve EVER seen. He redid a filling for me last year that I had done in Australia. The Australian dentist caused me so much pain I was crying in the chair, dentist here didn’t hurt at all. So if a wisdom tooth has to come out I’m glad it’s going to be him doing it.
Funny story: Gorgeous Girl doesn’t have a nightlight. We just turn off the light and she goes to sleep. The last few nights it’s been cold so last night we left the heater on in her room. It’s an oil heater that goes off and on according to the temperature of the room. About 11.30 Gorgeous Girl woke up screaming hysterically. I was so sound asleep I actually thought it was morning and time to go to work. Turns out the heater clicks as it comes on and wakes her up, and the light from it scares her. So we’re just going to have to heat the room before bed and then hope that her winter pyjamas are warm enougt.
I’m the only parent I know whose kid is scared of the light…
Well Gorgeous Girl is still asleep (she’s actually not very well) so I’m going to hit the sewing machine before going back to work.