Thursday, August 07, 2014

Back home...

I'm exhausted. Somehow holidaying with the kids is less like a relaxing holiday and more like some kind of boot camp inclusive of hideously early mornings and random drills throughout the night. Ugh. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but I'm, well, a bit in need of a holiday now. 

Instead I am coming back to hundreds of work emails and various urgent work commitments that I will have to attend to this week. Today, though, I'm taking it easy. I am checking on the really urgent stuff, but we only got back yesterday, and one of the less lovely things that I've brought back from Germany is a nasty bout of summer flu and a hacking cough that keeps me up most nights. It's great stuff, really. So I'm on a sort of sick leave today. 

Which does give me a little bit of time to check in on the blogging world and post an update. 

Despite all the tiredness and exhaustion and illness there were lovely moments this holiday that I won't forget. My dad got married, 15 years after my mum passed away and it was such a lovely and joyous event. The boys threw flowers after the ceremony, which they were both exited and baffled by ("why are we allowed to throw flowers on the floor?!?"), and we even managed to squeeze in a few days of camping with just the 5 of us after the event. For once it didn't rain and we all had a fabulous time.

I even managed to get a bit of sock knitting done!

Still, I'm happy to be home now. Next on the (non-work) agenda is the Garter Yoke Cardi. Did I mention that I finally found a yarn with which I get the correct gauge? It's my trusty Rowanspun DK, this time in a dusky olive colour. 

I so love this yarn and the way it knits up (my Tea Leaves were knit with Rowanspun in burnt orange colour), so I'm more than happy to have another project on the go that allows me to use this yarn.


  1. Looks like fun! ANd what beautiful socks!

  2. Anonymous7:15 pm

    Ah I hope you feel better soon... your holiday snaps look very happy, love all the feet hanging down... the socks look fab too!

  3. do hope you are feeling better soon.....and resting up; somehow a sick day holiday isn't quite the same as a recovery day holiday, but hope it's working a little for you!!!

    Love (LOVE) the feet photo!!!....sounds like it really was a great vacation/bootcamp away time, and those socks are truly great!!!!

    I'm thinking it might be sweater time around here, too! Wish I had some rowanspun in the stash----but I'm going to have to settle on something else. (Thanks for the kind words on my blog!!!)

  4. Anonymous1:01 pm

    Feel better soon and sounds like a great holiday with family. Love the socks.

  5. The socks are gorgeous and it looks as though you had a fabulous time if a little exhausting! Hope you feel better soon.

  6. What lovely photos of your holiday. How sweet your dad found love again. Those airplanes are awesome. Were they made from scratch? Great, fun socks.

  7. Hope you feel better soon. I admit to now trying to take off an extra day from work after a holiday, just to get caught up on all the stuff at home!