Monday, 8 February 2010

Busy Busy and Broken down

Well, I have spent the best part of the last 3 weeks housebound. Our old, tired and irritating hunk of junk car played up for 3 weeks. We were paying for one trip into town with 2 days at the mechanic (who is very kind to us thankfully) we were repeatedly towed, rescued and picked up by various members of my family, until last friday when we decided it might be time to make a huge sacrifice and buy another car. No sooner had we decided this, than the car actually just gave up. So while the old car settled down for a long rest on the driveway, my sister picked us up to go look at some used cars. We finally settled with a VW Golf, diesel engine as it's more economical. We couldn't really afford it, but we also can't afford not to have a car as we live in a village and transport is crucial, including for my getting to work. So, we are very excited about it all, if not considerably poorer.

Frustrated days at home meant I could catch up on some things I had to get done, as well as having a little time left for knitting.

I finished my wee one's 'dress' but it looks like it will be a better top for a one year old than a dress for a 6 month old baby, so that's probably what it will be. The wool worked out beautifully for it, so pretty.

I have also been spinning....but not for myself. I have an order to spin 1000 yards of wool for someone on etsy. The shetland moorit tops are absolutely delicious...

This is the yarn spun and navajo plied (as per request)

It's really lovely, my hubby is jealous I am not knitting him a soft jumper (sweater for those of you picturing my husband in a dress).

My first nappy (diaper) order went down well, my client received them and was happy with them, which I am glad about. I have another little idea in the works that I am hoping to start selling soon.... will keep you posted.

So, that's pretty much it from this wee corner of the world for the time being. It's snowy still and cold so we can't start work on our garden yet but that's going to be a priority soon too. Rafaela is learning to crawl, she can get onto all fours, but she seems to start moving backwards when she does. She's still blowing her raspberries and has also progressed to sticking her tongue out too... which is embarassing in the quiet intervals at church.


marit said...

A 6-month old in church is only embarrassing to the parents- the rest of us are just happy to see a happy wee one!

The dress/top is really cute- beautiful colours ofthat yarn!

Congratulations on your car- I think you've made a good choice! We have a VW Caravelle, it's 16 years old, and I love it! It has it's quirks, but it is such a great car!

Rani said...

Oooo, I love the sweater. Nice yarn (wink).

A new car - you've paid for peace of mind. Winter, a baby, a job. You need a good car. That is happy news.

You should see my garden. It looks like there may be a glacier forming there this year. I'll have to post pictures.

Now, off to google Navajo ply. . .

Monica said...

I love the colour and shape of that dress/jumper...really really pretty.

And sorry to hear about your car... mine is kind of heading that way and I keep my fingers crossed evertime I drive it!!

Heather said...

the dress turned out wonderful. Terrific colour.