Wednesday, 7 November 2007

I do do knitting on occation too.

I seem to have got into this terrible habbit of casting on things and then not getting round to finishing them. Right now i have two bags, one large blanket, one sock and two baby blankets (for my special project which i will tell you about after. Out of these things onely one is even halfway through. I blame my sister for teaching me the one needle cast on method lol.
In the last few weeks i have managed to finish two items. The first is what i call my fraggle scarf. I love the colours on this and its really soft i wish i could say that i enjoyed knitting it though.

This next one i am really pleased with, it's a little SKBU body warmer. It's the first time i have had a go at clothes so to speak, i know there are no sleeves but i had to make buttong holes and do shaping which i haven't really done before. The body warmer has buttons on the shoulders so that it can be put on the baby without distrubing any tubes and wires there may be. It is really soft as i did it in snowflake and it only took about 18 hours of knitting time over four days which for me is great.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

New additions

About three weeks ago George came up to me in the school yard and asked if he could have a pet snail. Yes you read right a snail. It turns out one of the teachers has giant african land snails and they have had babies.....lots of babies. I went to see the teacher and she assured me that they are very easy to look after all i needed to get was a little tank for it. So we went to the pet shop and got the tank, they didn't have any smalll ones so we got the medium one which was fine as it wasn't that much more. Only trouble was George figured out there would be room for two snails in this tank.
When we got them they were tiny, i really didn't realise how tiny they would be. Well prepared mummy didn't think about taking a picture of them until they had been with us a week. They grew by about 50%.

So let me introduce to you Martha & The Doctor although they don't look like this now they have doubled in size again. They are great fun to watch if you look carefully you can see them eating and when they are on your hand you can feel them moving and sort of licking you.

It's close to midnight

A bit late for this but i have been busy with coursework so the blog kind of got swept under the carpet. Every year i tend to get stuff in for trick or treaters and every year no-one comes and i end up scoffing all the goodies, so this year i went to a party instead saved my money and my hips. George helped me to carve the pumpkin the day before halloween so all we had to do was figure out what he was going to dress up as, i think there are only so many times a boy can dress up a the grim reaper before he gets fed up. As usual being the well prepared mother that i am we had to do a mad dash to the shops to find something nice and cheep to wear. Cut to ten minutes later and we are heading back to the car with a tube of fake blood, a glow stick and some stick on scabs&cuts. Tie this in with George's kick boxing outfit,some talc and some of my make up and this is what results...

This is our effort at pumpkin carving although i have to say it wasn't all our own work because i got the stensils of the internet.