First Steps

A friend at work is having a baby boy in a couple of months, so I thought this was a good opportunity to dust off my knitting needles (actually, they’re my mother’s knitting needles – we learnt to knit by watching her knit) and do something for her and the little guy.

It’s been so long since I’ve done any knitting, but thankfully, in amongst the bags of wool and aforementioned needles that my mum gave me the last time I visited, I found a simple boottee pattern and some sunshiney lemon wool. The fabulous buttons came from the equally fabulous http://www.pearlsandscarlett.com/ and were just perfect. Well, technically they weren’t perfect, because they were much bigger than the pattern said, which meant I had to get inventive with the buttonhole, but after two test runs, I had it sussed size-wise and off I went. They knitted up surprisingly fast and were pretty straightforward and I’m really pleased with the way they came out. So is the happy mum-to-be, which at the end of the day is all that matters.Image

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Hello world!

Welcome to my brave new world. Or something.

This is my way of giving myself a kick up the bum to actually “do”, instead of just talk about “doing”. Believe me, I talk the talk pretty well, so I’m actually quite surprised to have actually come this far!

I’m planning to use this to record my journey/walk/crawl/stagger/leap into my newworld, which will hopefully result in building an online shop or two, making my fortune, giving up my real job and running off to live in the country. Oh wait, that last bit is already true. But I have plans to self build a timber frame kit house in the middle of nowhere, so let’s add that to the list of dreams. Because sometimes they come true.

So, you can expect anything from sewing, knitting, reading, card-making, gardening and more likely real life random nonsense. And probably ranting. But there will always be tea in the pot, or coffee in the percolator, so pull up a chair, grab a biscuit and join me.

Just watch out for the bunnies. They’re always here too.