Monday, November 7, 2011

Barefoot in the Kitchen

I know, I know, I've not blogged forever.  But I have been busy, buying selling and shifting houses, and growing babies...

Helloooo feet!  Sorry I can't reach you anymore, promise I'll try and paint your toenails anyway.

Yup, there's a new baby on the way.  One of those accidental "much the younger" babies.  I always swore I wasn't going to be one of those woman who had babies in their 40s.  Well, you live and learn.

So what am I knitting for baby?  Hardly anything!  He's due in the middle of summer, how many woolies will he need?  Still, gotta knit so I'm making a Moderne Baby Blanket blanket in Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton.  I've wanted to knit one of these for ages - here's mine so far:

And of course some vintage baby knitting has to be tackled.  I'm starting with this little "Jumper Suit" from the No. 2 Viyella Knitting Book.  It's really a tiny gansey, knit mostly in the round, with the sleeves picked up and knit top down.  Very simple and very 1920s.  If it works out ok I'll post the pattern.  I'm using Cleckheaton Coccoon, a little nylon content in homage to Viyella perhaps? 

I love these old Viyella books, I threaten my big kids with such joys as "school girl knickers", they're not impressed even when they like to dress the part.

How do you like Miss Z's new hair cut?  A big change around here, life is so much easier without the daily hair battle!  I thought she looked very 1920s in this outfit but she rolled her eyes as only a pre-teen can do and informed me it was Edwardian.  I used to wear the dress and gloves out clubbing when I was about 18.  My hair was always too curly to carry off a flapper bob, I'm jealous of my 10 year old!

Spy the blue blankie?

That's my big boy, with Kanga too, he's still my baby really ;-) 


  1. Eeeee ze belly! Cuteness!
    Love the other ones. Z's obviously perfected the pre-teen dramatic pose. heh.
    Hannah just asked whose blog this was so now I'm going to have to trawl through posts to reacquaint her with R.

  2. Naw, the bump!! <3
    Love the haircut too :)

  3. congrats Sarah on the preg-nancy! hope you are feeling strong - very exciting! the others will be helpful hopefully!?

    love T