Thursday, 31 August 2006

Normal service resumed!

Life has returned to normality over the past few days in the Blethers household!

DD2 flew back into Cardiff airport on Monday morning and DD2 arrived home, looking absolutely shattered, in the evening. It's lovely having my 'babies' home - noise and clutter everywhere (why are they never as keen to unpack as they are to pack???). Both seem to have had a good time but seem pleased to be back home. DD1 seems to becoming a little of a knitting convert over the past few weeks - she went away with 'homemade' socks and has now informed me that chunky knits 'are in' this winter!! She now wants some cardigans, bolero's and shrugs! This young woman does nothing by halves, eh? Until recently, you would have though she was facing corporal punishment if asked to wear something I had made ... now she is placing bulk orders! DD2 has requested a boxy cardigan in white. Arggghhhh inject some colour child!! I honestly can't face a sea of white yarn ... which, in this house, will never, ever look like a Persil advert (dogs jumping on me for a cuddle as I knit; cats eyeing up yarn as comfy bed and duvet material and we'll not even go near DP's laundry skills ... 'was this now tiny, shrunken handknit meant to go into a woolen wash instead, dear???'. If the girls were younger, their Barbie dolls would have the best woolen wardrobe in Wales thanks to his accidental felting skills!!). We have now compromised and are plumping for Cascade 220 in a lovely, warm red shade - a potential purchase when I hit the Open Day at Get Knitted ( http://www.getknitted.com) yarn store in Bristol on Saturday. Yippeeeee! The thought of this retail therapy session makes today's return to work almost bearable ...

7 Comments:

Blogger sarah said...

Glad I'm not the only one whose girls are slow to un-pack. Emily's bag is half empty and we got back last wed. I dread the day when they both are away together. Not that it will happen yet as Charlie is only 8! Hope school starts well for DD2 next week.

Thursday, August 31, 2006  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

lol and the cases are STILL there, Sarah!! And I can't believe how much in the way of outfits, hair accessories, make-up etc that a 17 year old needs for a long weekend! Off to get the remainder of DD2's school uniform at the weekend. Bless her, she's a reforming character! She is looking forward to going back (?!!?) and discussing how she is going to introduce a better structure to her learning etc. What a positive change in attitude and approach since diagnosis and reading inspirational outcomes like Em's. Please pass on our very best wishes for an exciting and successful college year too!

Thursday, August 31, 2006  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

lol and the cases are STILL there, Sarah!! And I can't believe how much in the way of outfits, hair accessories, make-up etc that a 17 year old needs for a long weekend! Off to get the remainder of DD2's school uniform at the weekend. Bless her, she's a reforming character! She is looking forward to going back (?!!?) and discussing how she is going to introduce a better structure to her learning etc. What a positive change in attitude and approach since diagnosis and reading inspirational outcomes like Em's. Please pass on our very best wishes for an exciting and successful college year too!

Thursday, August 31, 2006  
Blogger Badger said...

They like your knitting?! Don't complain! My eldest looks like he's about to face the hangman if I so much as suggest a hat! mind you, I think i'd be drawing the line at white too ;)

Thursday, August 31, 2006  
Blogger Ling said...

Glad you are enjoying a full house again!

I see you succumbed to the Cascade 220. It feels really nice knitted up and it's quite reasonable. Enjoy

Friday, September 01, 2006  
Blogger All the Way With Knitting said...

You got your daughter to want to wear your knits ? Are you using witchcraft if so can I have the spell..to think she was quite happy to until she hit 15 ...now 16 and I am frogging a lot of past knits .

Saturday, September 02, 2006  
Blogger blog-blethers said...

lol honestly, alltheway, its such an unusual experience that they are both now requesting mum-knits that it had to be commemorated here! It's definately the exception rather than the rule!! Have bought Cascade 220 as a sub for a Noro pattern DD2 would like from Noro Unlimited (Wooley). She obviously still wants to punish her mother in some shape or form as the whole thing is done in Moss Stitch!

Sunday, September 03, 2006  

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