12 March 2014


My hands have been very busy this week, mostly engaged in DIY with a little knitting on the side.  I have been sanding and painting architraves, door ones.  To look at my knitting you would think that there has been no progress on last week and physically there hasn't really.  I am good with that.  I finished the twisted rib and started on several rows of stocking stitch before deciding it looked odd, the twisted rib needed a garter stitch edge to complete it before starting on the stocking stitch.  So I ripped out the six or seven rows I had knitted and added in a garter rib.  I am liking this process, it is slow and steady but I feels good a stepping stone to designing my own patterns.....one day.......maybe!

I have been reading the wonderful Kith this week.  When you choose to parent differently from others it is sometimes hard to stay on that path, the draw to not have to 'justify' your decision making because it is different can be strong.  When you read a book like this, that confirms your decisions are good ones, it makes me happy to be forging the path that we do.


The monochromatic picture this week is at odds with my world at the moment.  Outside my window the sun is shining, the sky is blue and life is good.  The grey world of winter has gone.....

It is Wednesday so joining in with Tami and Ginny for sharing of yarny projects.


  1. You sound like a very busy woman! Hope the sanding and painting will give a satisfying result for you. Love the ribbing, sorry about the ripping:(
    Have a great day!

  2. My knitting is going incredibly slowly at the moment. I do hope your DIY goes well and that it's all done soon. Sanding is hard work!

  3. Oh, sanding and painting...never fun, yet so gratifying when it's done. I have plans for painting this month too. I hope it goes well for you. Also glad to hear spring had sprung for you.

  4. Designing is so much fun; it is work, but it is worth it. I'm currently creating a pattern for a shrug to go with my granddaughter's Easter dress. I'm on shrug.2 and am casting on shrug.3 later today. Hopefully, the third time will be the charm. :) We have had sunshine, too. :)

  5. That book looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I haven't heard of that book. I must look it up, thanks!
    Have a lovely weekend, enjoy the blue skies :).

  7. The sun is certainly very welcome atm! I've been crocheting a shawl in spring colours - I'm so happy there's sun!


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