Some of the many mini knitted and crocheted things I’ve made for the Minibeast…
a bit of crochet – ripple blanket
Wee Chickadee by Ysolda Teague, in Spud and Chloe Fine
a dinky hat by Tin Can Knits
Snuggly crochet blanket goodness – this is the perfect size for his pram
first cardigan in Malabrigo Rios
Another lovely Tin Can Knits pattern – adorable and very practical trousered
another ysolda knit – Wee Envelope in Malabrigo Arroyo
Peanut Vest by Tin Can Knits – so hipster it hurts
And finally: an adorable baseball jacket by Debbie Bliss
A few things I’ve learned about making things for babies:
- Knitted trousers are surprisingly practical 😛
- A good washable pram blanket is an essential
- Cardigans and envelope necks all the way.
- Fine knits are much more practical for layering, even in winter.
So there have been a few changes round here…
…we welcomed our Minibeast into the world in November 2015 and our lives have been turned upside down in the most delightful, exhausting, joyous way. Our little house now has a nursery! Filled, obviously, with colourful yarny goodness. Poor child 😛
My pregnancy was hard going and blogging was the last thing on my mind for a long time but now that I’m slowly adjusting to my new life as a mother (I’m someone’s mum! Me! That blows my mind) and am getting into the swing of things with Minibeast, I thought it was high time I got back to this little corner of the Internet.
In my next post I’m going to show you some of the things I’ve made for Minibeast – suffice to say that he’s a young man with a LOT of knitwear in his wardrobe…
1. Interesting pavement graffiti in our local park
2. Morning dew spider webs
3. Fresh flowers from my parents in celebration of our new house
4. Housewarming champagne!
Pink sparkly cupcakes to be precise.
The happiest, pinkest, disco-ball-esque cake creations imaginable.
A colleague brought these into the office yesterday, for her birthday. There were huge! I couldn’t even finish mine before the sugar coma kicked in, but they were delicious.
I’m more of a savoury person, I think. I could eat cheese pretty much indefinitely, but I have a definite sugar limit.
My manager, however, ate three of these sweet sugary monsters in quick succession. Impressive stuff!
Sweet or savoury?
Yes, it’s coming true – remember this prediction?
In all honesty this tupperware lunch was actually quite nice – brown rice, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, chickpeas, and chicken breast. All doused liberally in teriyaki sauce and topped with a scoop of hummus. Yes, those flavours do go together. Don’t judge me.
(Tasted better than it looked…)
I love green smoothies.
There’s a place near my office that makes sweet, satiating green goodness out of an unprepossessing concoction of spinach, various fruits and veg, and something that claims to be powered algae. Yet it tastes like a healthy, cleansing, delicious treat. You can actually feel the goodness working with each sip.
Lunch is good with a bit more green involved.
Favourite lunchtime go-to snack?
I love it when my husband is away for work.
I love my own space.
I love chatting to him on the phone, sharing our different experiences of the day.
I love the silence.
I love watching ‘comfort telly’ – the kind of programmes or films you’ve watched a million times and can recite word for word, but which are a soothing, comforting background to the evening’s relaxation.
This is what I’ve been up to during my most recent alone evenings.
Granny stripe ripple by Lucy of Attic24 – I have already designated the spare room in our new house as my office/den/parlour, and the sofa is going to to be adorned with around two square metres of colourful crocheted blankety goodness.
This is a bit of a departure for me as I’m not usually a colours person – but I adore the way this is working up. As a novice crocheter it’s truly bizarre trying to unlearn my years of knitting – I love trying something new.
What do you do with alone time?