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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.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

I feel some knitting coming on...

I visited the new knitting shop in our soon-to-be home town of Broadstairs last weekend and I'm pleased to report that it is gorgeous. It's full of delicious yarns (Manos and Noro amongst others), lots of good pattern books and a Knitting Club, sadly held on a Wednesday evening which will be when I am working *sniff sniff*. So the urge to knit again is upon me, but the question is What To Knit? Do I find a new pattern and start something afresh, or do I return to the work-in-progress, a pretty sage green sleeveless sweater for the Monkey? It's cute and *almost* finished except for the tricky stage of picking up stitches around the armholes and neck. I feel it might be a difficult one to start off with though, being a bit rusty after a good 3 or 4 months sans knitting. I might try something simpler and see how I get on.
Oh, and the picture? I was going to post a few Flickr photos of some inspirational knitting but here are some cats playing guitar instead. Just because.


Mon said...

The hot weather & current life has put off my crochet. But I've been thinking about it the last few days.

I would go with something new, but small and easy. To get the juices flowing.

addi knitting said...

There is nothing like a new shop to go to in order to stoke the creative juices.

Lyndsey said...

At first I thought maybe you taped guitars to your own cats! lol...I hear you about the knitting...its been over a month since I've picked up my needles.