Monday, January 02, 2012
It's been a funny old day today, the last day of my Christmas break before returning to work tomorrow. This has been the first Christmas in four years that I haven't been ill with some kind of chest infection, flu or sinus infection. Nice! I've had the laziest ten days in a long time which I must have needed, because I usually feel guilty if I'm not sewing, or knitting, or planning. I've done so little really, just a lot of eating (oops!), sleeping, watching television and knitting, mostly at my parents' house. They only live a half hour walk away so I've been there most days, being waited on!I only knitted one Christmas present in the end, a scarf for my Dad, which I need to photograph. Having said yesterday that I want to knit more for myself, the only thing I'm currently knitting is a 'Puerperium' cardigan for my parents' neighbours, who are expecting a baby in March. The cardigan in these photos is the version I knit as part of my nephew Ethan's 'welcome wardrobe'. I absolutely loved knitting this cardigan. Mum asked me to knit a version for her neighbours, in a pale greeny-blue. I'm hoping I can get some of my favourite polka dot buttons for it. It should be a lovely little cardi for a wee Spring baby.I've got some peppers roasting in the oven at the moment, stuffed with new potatoes, feta and pesto. The recipe is from my current favourite book, 'River Cottage Veg Everyday'. The flat smells amazing right now!