Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday catch-up...

I can't believe it's been a week since I've last updated. These past couple of weeks have been sooo busy! And the changing of the clocks doesn't help much either. Nobody tells little children about daylight saving time! All the people we know who have no kids, or bigger kids rejoice about an hour longer in bed, while us, and everybody else with little ones, just has to make do with an hour less sleep every night, because of course you immediately adjust the time you go to bed to an hour later, but your kids will still be up at their usual time, which now isn't 6am but 5am. Oh, the joy!

Despite all the work and the lack of sleep, I've been knitting, though. And crocheting. Mainly the latter, actually. I'm still 2 pattern pieces behind. Actually, it's a bit more than that now, actually, so things are not exactly moving in the right direction! Still, I've nearly completed all the pieces for pattern piece 2 and the weird popcorn stitch. 

Once it's done it's not quite so bad, but it's still not my favourite pattern. I'm looking forward to pattern piece 4, which has a lovely flower in the middle of each square. Very cute. :)  

Other than that I've slowly making headway with the Garter Yoke cardi. I'm basically at the end of the first sleeve now, with just the cuff to go. I'm kind of bored with this now - while it makes great mindless knitting it's also quite dull to just knit stockinette in the round... Can't wait for it to be finished.

No progress at all on the Lombard Street Socks, mainly because I've forgotten it at work for the past week. That said, right now the crochet squares have replaced it as my small portable project. I'm determined to get this done before Christmas though! 

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  1. I know exactly what you mean about the children- lol. Only it's not just one morning - this morning was the first we were still in bed at 6 - the start of the week saw us all up and dressed and having breakfast by 6!!
    Love the squares they are all very pretty, when it's done, it will be all worth it!.

  2. Anonymous11:17 pm

    Yes I hear you on the hour and little ones, all I can say is thankfully it's been mid-term as everyones sleep cycle is out of sync but we are getting there. The squares are lovely and I'm looking forward to seeing pattern 4 and I hope you get on track and finish it by your Christmas deadline.

  3. My body clock hasn't adjusted yet but I am going to be an hour earlier. Beautiful squares.

  4. LOL. No rest for the weary with kids. That first square is lovely. I like that indigo in the middle.

  5. Our daylight savings time kicks in this weekend... oh the joy of trying to change the clock on every device in the house. Add to that Gavin's OCD, and they must all read exactly the SAME time. Hard to do when there are multiple devices in the same room! I like the popcorn stitch ... but then I didn't have to hook it :)

  6. I hate the clock changes too, ending up hungry at the wrong time, and I always intend to get some extra sleep with the "extra" hour but never do. I also remember accompanying a relative into hospital as an emergency admission on that evening once and the poor nurses were having to do an extra hour as part of their shift. It was awful at 2am when all the clocks had to go back, felt like dawn was never going to come!