Monday, 24 July 2017

Summer or Autumn?

It's hard to tell today what season we are in but it definitely doesn't feel like summer.

The sky is grey and its definitely a cool chill emanating through my French doors. 
Usually at this time of year my crochet takes a back seat because I don't like handling wool in hot weather. Especially a blanket.  Who wants that over their legs in the screaming hot sunshine?
But no,  this summer has given me enough cooler days so that I've been able to plough on and make great headway into the ripple blanket for my mum's birthday in October.  I'd started early thinking I would have to lay it to one side but no. ...I've managed to nearly finish it. ..Just my feet to hide up.  

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Time flying

It doesn't seem so long ago that thing2 started school and I was left with some peace and quiet during the day but all of a sudden time is slipping out through my fingers and its nearly time for him to leave. One more year.

Last weekend we reached a monumental moment in life when we visited Birmingham university and this weekend Loughborough.  650 miles covered along the road to thing 2 starting out on his own path. 

With his brother year's study leave in Canada 9 months from end of August, this next year will be a very emotional ride and not one I'm particularly looking forward to. 

As excited and happy as I am for them,  a big part of my life is slipping away and times are changing.

I guess after all this there will be more time for crochet and on that theme I have started a lap blanket in ripple effect for my mum's birthday in October.  
Pictures posted of progress to follow

Happy Sunday everyone and cuddle those children lots x