I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.
Here's the hat I knitted for DH as a Valentine's Day present, modeled by me because he is now in the air en route to South Africa, where he won't have much use for a woolly hat. The pattern is Stephanie's Boyfriend Hat, also seen here on Soulemama's blog. The yarn is Noro Kureyon, shade 217, which has turned out to be a bit too girly for my man's taste. He kindly wore it on Saturday, but I think I may have to knit another in colours of his choosing. Still, it's a nice hat, the sizing worked out perfectly and it's dead easy. I LOVE the Noro yarn, it's so lovely coming to a new colour each time it changes.