Tuesday, 5 October 2010

This weeks finished projects

This is a beret I knitted last night for Ruby from scraps of wool I have stashed away.
You can tell I feel the cold weather coming.

Socks for me.This Regia self striping wool is brilliant to knit with.

Socks for C.These are knitted in Lana Grossa merino.80% wool.20% polyamide.
I have now started some gloves.I have never knitted gloves before and I think they may be a bit fiddly.I couldn't resist Posh Yarn on Sunday and bought two lots.Some lace weight and some sock weight.
Someone asked me the other day what was the happiest period of my life so far.It certainly was n't school.I went to a very small primary school and was the only one to go to my grammar school.College was OK.I loved being a mum.Having lost our first baby the happiness Matt and then Sarah brought was amazing.There is only 13 months between them so it was hard work but I loved family life.I enjoyed teaching immensely( I didn't go back until the children were in school) until National Curriculum and the dreaded SATs came in.They were so ridiculous when they first arrived.I love being retired and now being free to do what I want when I want after all those years of juggling work and family.I love being a Grandma.I'm sure I will add more tomorrow.
So many things to be thankful for.
What has been your happiest time and what makes you happy?


  1. Ooh! I like that Regia yarn - it looks like little waves. The happiest time is a tough one .... every part of your life brings different pleasures but I don't think you realise how happy you've been until you look back - we definitely need to seize the moment and enjoy the present don't we?

  2. Sweet little beret!
    I totally agree with the comment above me ... we need to make sure that we are the happiest we can be whatever stage of life we're in ... I'm all for making the most of every day!
    Love Kathy xxx

  3. Love the hat and socks! I found that the fingers on gloves took forever as did sewing in all of the ends but they were fun (I prefer fingerless mittens)!

    Happy is a nice yarn and a great pattern plus a take away for tea! Or family outings to the sea (you know me and the sea)! A long walk on the beach on a breezy day is amazing no matter what the time of year. Sx

  4. Love all of your knitting. I have loved each stage of my life as it progresses, but I adored being a mom to my younger kids. They are both grown now and it is fun to now be their friend too!