Thursday, December 18, 2008

About time I updated my news here :)

Santa will have come and gone by this time next week. The black sacks will be overflowing with used toy boxes, wrapping paper, cable ties - all ready for dumping

But there'll be four happy little men here and it'll be another gorgeous memory to keep locked up in my memory vault :)

We went to last week to see Santa in his Irish home. The boys loved it. The scene was beautifully set

and we had a lovely time. There were some craft stalls too - which I had to support of course :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Even though blogger is blocked in work - I, apparently, can update my blog - here's testing!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Heading for the Hills

Well it's that time of year again. Brittas time!!! We're heading to Brittas on Thursday morning and from there going to Legoland next week. May be home briefly for a day or two at the end of July but more or less Wicklow direction until the end of August. I'll be internet-less. Yikes!! I'm sure my knitting addiction will keep me sane.

Have been knitting cotton hoodies for the two small boys (will have to get something done soon for the big boys) as shown above and have to do one for my little nephew now too.
Have lots of packing and sorting to do so will update later when I have a bit more time :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Top Down Sweaters :)

I really enjoyed the class on Top Down Sweaters in This is Knit on Saturday :) I finished the baby cardi from it and gave it to my cute 7 week old nephew who looked very cute in it. :)

Thanks a million to Lisa and Aileen for all the help!
On a different note, I won the WWKiP contest on the Dublin Knit Collective!!! Yay!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

WWKiP Day 2008

I unfortunately went out camera-less on WWKiP Day on Jun 14, 2008 but seeing as I was supposed to bring two of my four small boys with me and I did remember to bring them a camera was a luxury item :)

This is how one non-metropolised Irish knitter celebrated. I brought my two big boys (5 years old) to “The Crafter’s Basket” in Sligo where we had yummy sandwiches and cake and bought a few small bits.

We then headed home via Enniskillen (the Asda shopping had to be done :) ) and stopped off to view Glencar Waterfall on the way. It was their first time to see a waterfall and they were entranced. They were thrilled too to be able to save a snail from almost-certain-doom when they moved him from the middle of the concrete path up to the waterfall and placed him safely in the grass :)

I then sat on a nice bench in the green area near the waterfall, and knitted for a while of course, my two snail-savers ran and raced.

They slept on the way home :)

I toyed with the idea of bringing them to Dublin on the train to meet the Dublin gang in St. Stephen’s Green but thought it was too adventurous and too much to expect them to sit for hours while I knitted. Plus, I was afraid it would rain :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Last ones for today - I promise

Better put up some snaps of Thomas


Happy Chappy

Funny Bunny

Finished Rorys bunny cardi to match his bunny hat :)

Cold weekend here. Icy fog never lifted all day yesterday. patrick is home from school sick today - keeps having high temp and generally not himself.

James and Patrick made a shelf system up yesterday :)

They were quite proud of the item as you can see :)

Friday, February 8, 2008

My first blog :)

I have finally come into the 21st Century - kicking and screaming. I was spurred on by my knitting friend form the US, Sara, when I saw hers and thought it was a great idea for keeping in touch with people.

I decided to put poor Rory in a Valentine's outfit yesterday and take some pics (as if I had none already ;)) Isn't he a happy chappy? I have to have something to embarass him with at his 21st birthday party.

It's a wet miserable day in Cavan today but at least it's almost the weekend. It was Ash Wednesday this week and James and Patrick came home from school with ashes on their foreheads. When asked what the ashes meant he replied "It means I can turn into anything I like - I became an alien" - cue lots of Power Ranger moves and grunts. I think the theological significance was kind of lost on him :)

I found some parcels in the bench outt he back yesterday that the postman had left and not told us. the rain had destroyed the fabulous pattern books I'd had sent from America (thank you Sara). I spent an hour with the hairdryer and thankfully the pages didn't stick but they're very ruffled looking. Could have been worse.

I was supposed to meet some friends in Kool Kids (playcentre) in Cavan today but due to illness they've postponed until next week. Suits better really as G and I are using one of our birthday vouchers for a meal out tonight - we're going to Lough Rynn. Should be yummy.

You'd know I was on maternity leave - bloggin all day (between the knitting)

I'm thrilled at the idea of a blog the more I think about it. The boys have said great things and gotten up to great divilment over the years and this will be a great place to catalogue it all from now on.

Oops - the boss is awake. Off to my son with me.