Well here we are on the other side of Easter, still in the middle of the school holidays. I was lucky enough to have time off work from Thursday to Sunday but was back with a bump last night.
I’m sitting here after not enough sleep, trying to amuse Maddie (and keep her quiet), at this end of the house. The front room contains two sleeping eleven year olds who although in bed, were still in a very excitable, sugared up state at 0130 when I got in this morning. I turned their light off and hoped for the best. Fingers crossed they went to sleep. But I think not somehow.
On the rare occasions that I went on a sleepover or had someone over as a child, it was all we could do to stay up for a ‘midnight feast’ of marmite sandwiches. In fact, I can remember setting the alarm for midnight !
With all of us tired, apart from Maddie, it has the makings of a fun day ;)
Back to Easter. We were blessed with beautiful weather. Dad came up for the day and we all went over to Mama and Papas for lemon drizzle cake and endless cups of tea. Maddie flashed her new swimming costume, basically refusing to take it off all day………
We had great fun making hot cross buns…..
which sadly I left out to ‘cool’ on top of a cupboard (everything edible in this house has to go on top of a cupboard) and came down the next morning to find them still there , hard as a rock. I could have kicked myself. They were the best hot cross buns I’ve ever tasted, if I do say so myself. Luckily a few secs in the microwave restored some of their former glory.
I’ve been doing some spinning too. I’ve had the same stuff on the go for an age. It’s slow going spinning finer. I just need to get it finished really but it’s easy to get distracted with all the lovely fibre around here !
This is some Bluefaced Leicester and tussah silk top that I dyed. I love, love, love this combo…
Shortly after taking these pics, I changed bobbins and started spinning some straight BFL – a bit thicker for a quick fix. If it turns out well I may even pop it in the shop.
Knitting wise, I am really enjoying Shipwreck from Knitty, using some of my undyed Buffy sock yarn. I’m almost halfway through the Madeira chart. I’ve made a couple of teeny mistakes but nothing too bad (famous last words). I’m not even going to go there with the beads. I’m not really a beady sort of gal – that and the fact that threading 5000 seed beads would drive me insane !
I will get pics but I’m at the point of needing to change to a longer cable and it just looks like a scrunched mess, impossible to stretch out without the risk of lost stitches.
So, that’s my news. I’d better get off here whilst the goings good. Maddie has been very patient but I don’t wish to push my luck. There is porridge to be made !
Hope you all had a lovely Easter and that the transition back to normal life and work is not too harsh …….