Well there isn’t much of anything going on around here. We thought our big guy had a case of croup but it turned out to be whooping cough which totally surprised us. So he’s on antibiotics, everyone else has been swabbed and is home while we wait for results. And the thing is that they are well and home all week. Full of energy, running around, making a mess and wanting food. All the time. It’s a bit crazy. I did knit one sock last week before the sickness hit. Pattern is a 2 needle sock pattern by debbie bliss which you can find in a few of her books under different names and is so easy and fun.
I let my fellow class parent know that I’m home with the kids and she offered to bring over dinner and I said no we’re good and she said too late and totally spoilt us. And she’s so organised with dates on her food and what’s in there. I usually pop a note in but never write on the packaging but I like the system and need to get organised I think.
Anyway so I’m trying to catch up on the housework, get the kids helping out with chores, trying to get them to read books instead of watch movies, feeding them, keeping them happy and entertained and trying to grab a bit of knitting time. I did have a productive weekend with a few pencil rolls. And I was asked for the pattern. I use the pattern from this book and I put a few more details in this post from earlier in the year.
Instead of 24 pencils I use a 12 pencil pack and make the length of my fabric pieces 13 inches rather than the 24 3/4 that the pattern calls for. It’s a super easy pattern once you’ve made one or two and I find cutting all the pieces first and then sewing in a big session is a great way to whip them up. I make a little drawstring bag big enough for a colouring book and the pencil roll and it really makes a sweet birthday present.
Anyway I’ve just cast on a granny’s favourite in cream (newborn size) to start a stash of newborn knits for all the babies that are going to be born soon. And hopefully will get a minute to myself to get some knitting done. Here is what a granny’s favourite looks like, just perfectly sweet for a newborn. I’ve knit it twice before here and here and love it. You can find the pattern on ravelry here.