Saturday, 21 February 2009

Spring Has Arrived!

Spring Treat
I know that technically the Spring Equinox isn't until March but here in the Miffy Household spring can definitely be felt.

The weather has been pretty good all week but the last few days have been really, really good. We got out in the garden first thing this morning in the sunshine for a good tidy up. All last years dead stuff has been cleared out, the flower bed has been dug over, with help from the kids.
Bean in the garden
DS1 kept himself busy raking leaves together
DS1 raking leaves
and DH put the last bit of fencing in so we can now release the Bean without fear of him poking next doors dog with a stick or shoving too many of his toys through for said dog to eat.
DH fencing
I'm looking forward now to getting all the seeds out and looking at what we can start planting up ready for later in the year.

Friday, 20 February 2009

Catching Up Again!!!

I keep finding myself meaning to write a post and then not getting around to it so yet again we have a bit of a catch up post.

I realise that I haven't posted at all about the snow! So to put that right here are some pics.
Snow in the BirchView from the front door
It was a very snowy week to say the least. The kids had three days off school. DH was in school everyday but then had the Friday at home when the kids were back in school. I have to admit though that by the snow finally disappeared I was glad to see the back of it. It doesn't melt too fast on our street but just gets compacted and very slippery, not much fun for small children and pushchairs!

Other than dealing with the snow its been life as normal for the Miffy household so not much to tell at all.

I've had a lovely half term, Sarah's on Monday to meet up with all the girls which was fab. DH had all three kids at home so I had that rare thing of a child free day. Borders knitting group in the evening topped the day off perfectly.

Tuesday a friend and I took out kids out to a local country park to play, nice to get some fresh air and following all the cold and damp the weather was gorgeous.

Wednesday DS1 went to his first football session, he did two mornings this week and thoroughly enjoyed himself, learning lots of new stuff and getting very muddy. I meant to get a pic of him but didn't manage it.

In the afternoon I took Bean and DD to knitting group, the kids had a lovely time and I enjoyed being able to sit and chat and knit. I've not made it to this group before as the timing doesn't work well with Bean's normal nap time and school pick up but I will hopefully get to go again in the Easter hols.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

January Knitting

A bit late I know but I've somehow just not gotten round to it till now. However here we are - things I knit in January

First up are my toe ups, I am very pleased with them and will probably do more toe up socks maybe even with a pattern ;) Babylonglegs yarn in the Ragdoll colourway.
Finished Toe Ups 2
Next up is my Sideway Bobble Hat which is a Woolly Wormhead pattern and was great fun to knit. It's been done in some alpaca that Babylonglegs dyed for me and will shortly be heading off to the Mirasol School as part of a Rav organised donation. I'm thinking about doing another one for DS though as it really does suit him, different colours though.
Sideways Bobble Hat
Finally I have recieved a fantastic bag of yarn from someone on the UKarma rav group, it's Freedom Spirit which Civilknit had frogged from a failed jumper. Bless her she had wound it all into cakes for me, not only was there the one in this pic but also some even smaller ones which I had already knit up by the time I got round to photos. DH has been calling them Tribbles as they were getting everywhere at one point.
I'm making Satchel form and am quite enjoying it as it knits up fairly quickly. It's come on a fair bit from this photo
Good Karma Bag
I'm on the flap now and then it's just the pockets and the straps.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Busy Bean

Busy Bean
Originally uploaded by Miffy's Knitting

I don't know how he has the nerve to look so cute when he's been so naughty again.

He can reach the nappy drawers from his cot now and takes great delight in emptying them when he doesn't want to go to sleep.

I really dread him deciding he's ready for a proper bed.

Monday, 2 February 2009

Happy Imbolc


Buds, as pale green lunar moths
Land overnight on the naked birches
And comes the warm Spring light
They will unfurl their sticky, verdant wings
And shed Winter's dark shell

by Silver Dragon.