Monday, January 30, 2012

Back to School and Crochet Updates

Well today saw my little cherubs head back to school for Years 12, 10, 8, 6 (x2) and 4.  All are a little nervous, some more than others.  I had tears last night from the youngest as he was so nervous about his new teacher, year, class etc etc.  He is like this every single year, I have no idea why.  Thankfully he went off fine this morning,,,,,,after I lost my temper at him last night :-(.  I just got so darn frustrated.  He has the teacher he wanted, most of the friends that he wanted, what more can a kid ask for?????  I am waiting for them to come home to see how everyone else went.  I am a little nervous for my Mr11.  He has a teacher that is known to be a grouch and with numerous problems over the last few years, getting him to school, I am a little nervous that there will be a clash of personalities ahead of us.....I just hope he can keep his cool!

For my first day of "freedom" I have taken it easy.  I finally got an alone moment to try out the new Xbox Kinect with my Your Shape game.....I learnt how truly unfit I am :( and I am going to try my best to fit in a session of exercise each day.  We will also be walking to school in the mornings when the weather isn't too hot which is just over 4kms return, so that will help too.  I really need to lose weight and I hope this year I can make it happen!!

I also have been listing stuff on Ebay.  I have promised Hubby that this year our house is going to get properly decluttered and this time I am sticking to that promise.  Today I listed kid's old bikes, our old kitchen sink, a fish tank and a tv stand.  I want it gone!!  I am so sick of seeing stuff sitting around unused, it is such a waste!  If I can make a few bucks in the process I will, if not ultimately it will go on Freecycle or get given to the Op Shops, but I will try to raise a few dollars first.

Recently in the Crochet department, I have finished two items.  Just before Christmas I finished my ripple scarf.  This scarf got restarted several times as I found I kept losing the ripple pattern.  In the end I decided near enough is good enough and just finished it off lol.  I definitely need more practice in the Ripple department but I got well and truly frustrated with myself and couldn't work out where I was going wrong, so it is now a "not quite right Ripple Scarf", but I will wear it with pride anyway.  I love the colours and can't wait for some cooler weather to show it off.

Here is a little peek.....


sorry for the lousy pic (I was in a hurry lol).  You can just see on the right hand side on the top piece where it kinda turns into a straight line rather than following the ripple pattern.  Oh well it was fun to do and I am feeling good that I am making useful things at least.....times like this I wish I had some more girls in the house lol, none of the boys want anything to do with my scarves,,,or for that matter anything crocheted!!!

I have another crochet reveal tomorrow....stay tuned lol.

1 comment:

Jen R said...

So glad you had some time to yourself...cant wait tomorrow is my day :) It has been a long wet holiday...love the colours in the scarf.