Friday, January 11, 2008

Its Panto Season

Christmas was a very quiet affair, New Year in Scotland was great, I got to meet up with some lovely people and spend some time doing things I love.
Like taking this mucky faced girl to the beach!

This is Nelly, she is Jonah's little sister and belongs to my Mum, she is a very sweet girl. This is Jonah sulking as he didn't like his xmas bow too much.....

We came back home with some horrible bugs so have spent the last week with 4 sick guys, I am avoiding everyone, as I am determined not to catch the various lurgies they are all carrying. I am not a very good nurse, I just want them to die quietly in their rooms, take the meds and get better soon.

We are in full panto mode, learning lines, oh no, you aren't, oh yes, you are, at least I am learning lines, not sure if Jordans are sticking in his head though.
We have done the undergarments for the costume, so far we have used a foam football and a foam rugby ball, you can use your imagination till I get pictures!

I finally finished the Christmas knitting, only a little late!

I haven't finished Jims birthday jumper though, I did show him all the parts so he now knows about it, so no more secret knitting, phew.

I am going to organise my wips and sort out what I am going to knit for me, very soon. And I have a couple of sewing projects to do once all the panto stuff is out the way, more soon.

Way before Christmas I signed up for the Pay it Forward on Heathers blog.
Here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift (probably not knitting) to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I will do this within the next 6 months.

And finally, a little spinning, this was my reward for doing all the laundry, a little spinning in between loads, well I had to have something, I hate holiday laundry. This is the bfl I dyed with the ladies from the french spinning forum, I have about 200m 2ply, drying, I think I will knit something for my friends birthday as it is very bright, pictures soon.


Anonymous said...

I would love to be part of the pay it forward. Don't have a blog right now or google id - but am planning on setting one up so I too can do this (I think that it is part of the deal). Love the socks - any details on the pattern would be appreciated. Hope you all get well soon - we here too have been laid low by this dreaded lurgy!
carol at c glasstone at hotmail dot com.

Sarah said...

Lovely socks; so long as they're done in the end that's all that matters. At least that's what I keep chanting to myself!!

Paula said...

Oh your dogs are so handsome!
I love the expression of the one with the Holiday bow!
Cheers for the New Year!

Elizabeth said...

That profile, so beautiful, sand and all!
And the socks are wonderful too.
There seems to be so much sickness going around, it's a good thing you can't catch it on the internet!
Happy New Year!

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hope you manage to avoid the lurgie.

heather said...

Yeuch. Sickness bugs are the pits - but 90 million times worse if it's the blokes in your life that have them I find ;0) (kind of like "man-flu")

Glad you had a good New Year and once Rosie gets out of her pit I'll send you the links to the arty websites for Jordan.

Lovely sock.

Heather x

ps - is it cheating if I sign up to be one of your Pay It Forward people ???

JudyMac said...

Nelly and Jonah are so cute! Alys wants to come and play with them :)

I love the socks, I really must get around to making some soon.

samy said...

Your socks are very beautiful, I like this much.
Happy new year.