Its school holiday time!
Which for me means several things.
Regrouping, reconnecting, playing, adventures, day trips, lounging, pyjama days, hot chocolates and cakes, play-dates, trips to Melbourne….
It also can mean mess, chaos, frustration and arbitration.
There are long periods of lovely play. Cubbies, Lego, bike rides and all sorts of imaginative play that happens outside without me ever really knowing. Then there are the arguments that last just long enough for me to intervene just to dissipate as quickly in a fit of giggles. And there is the racing around the house making incredibly loud rally car noises. Then there is the constant demand for food. On days like that I still revert back to the good old early bath time. When everyone is in the bath at 3pm and happy to splash about till the water gets cold.
Attending to the daily chores with three in tow is an exercise in logistics and team management. But we get there with a coffee stop in between…
And amongst all that, I simply must collect my thoughts with a spot of knitting here and there. Sorting stock, packing for the Show and dreaming about all the lovely things I could be knitting if I had the time. But I did manage to finish a lovely jumper for the small boy. He needed something chocolatey and warm.
I proceeded to cast on for yet another Tiny Tea Leaves cardi for a fair little girl. Knitted in Cascade 220, colour ‘Sapphire’ it is coming up a treat.
Also on the needles at the moment is the lovely Skinner Hat. This one too in a lovely blue called Macaw, Canopy by the Fibre Company it is and very alluring.
As it is with lace patterns, I can only really knit at night and then still I find myself undoing sections….fingering weight and lace are the most beautiful thing…but a pain to undo when mistakes happen.
But alas, time is scarce and the holidaying cherubs are tearing through the house demanding food and cuddles.
So, I put my dreaming and scheming aside and make another round of Vegemite Toast and Banana Milkshakes.
But tonight, it will be me and my needles and the latest episode of Offspring….
Enjoy the holidays!
PS: For more Creative Spaces, head over here…