Saturday, June 16, 2007

A lazy Sunday afternoon

I'm sitting here with Thomas at the keyboard, helping me to type. The sun has finally emerged after a lot of rain, and we are enjoying watching some little visitors (Crimson Rosellas) play in the garden.

I wish I had more to show on the crafty side of things, but at the moment I am struggling with this cardigan - which has yet to be sewn up and a collar knitted on.

Unfortunately, although it's a bit hard to see here, the sleeves have turned out to be a slightly different shade to the body (even though the dye lot of the yarn was the same). It is taking on a disconcerting camoflage look, too. I am thinking that I might just leave the sleeves off and turn it into a vest, once I've done the collar.

In the meantime, I've just started a new cable jumper from Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby. I am enjoying this much more, and the yarn feels much nicer.

We had our first trip to the snow last weekend, and managed to find Thomas some second hand ski gear in a community sale. Here he is all dressed up.

There wasn't much snow, but he quite enjoyed the change of scene anyway. He was a bit fascinated with the goggles - I guess it must be strange the first time your whole world turns a different colour.

This weekend we have just been pottering around - yesterday we visited a new park in our area, where Thomas had his first solo swing.

The big news is that we have finally been given a childcare place for Thomas, after months and months on the waiting list. This will start in July, which should work out well for my return to work part time in August, giving us time to get him used to the idea. I have mixed feelings about going back (I work as a legal academic, currently on a project on local human rights legislation). In some ways it will be good to have a bit more structure to the week, but I worry about how Thomas will adapt to being at childcare all day. At least it is only for two days a week at this stage, and it is just down the road from my office, so I can visit him at lunchtime.

This does mean that I'd better stop procrastinating and finish the craft projects which are still lying about the place. That quilt is definitely top of the list!


susan said...

ohh hehe thomas looks so sweet dressed up for skiing!! what a trooper. its weird to think of you playing in the snow while i plan a day at the beach!

susan said...

oh i forgot, i was going to ask you about the birds. these are just wild birds that come to your feeder????? awesome! they are beautiful.

Kate said...

He looks gorgeous in the snow. That daycare place sounds great - fabulous to have one so near work.

Rachel S. said...

That blue yarn is beautiful! Looks like a speckled egg of some sort. [I'm not very knowledgeable about eggs. =) ha ha ]

Thomas is too adorable in his ski gear! I bet he was a hit with the ladies! =) I didn't know goggles came in baby size. Hee hee...

Sounds a like a good plan...a couple of months to adjust and then you'll start your work. And that's great that he'll be so near.

French Knots said...

He looks very grown up in his snow gear!
Easing into work with a couple of days a week sounds like a great plan for both of you.

Corrie said...

if he's like my daughter he'll love his daycare and you'll love him even more when you go to collect him! keira goes 1 day a week and I always pick her up early as I miss her sooooo much! love your blog and photos and knitting...debbie bliss is my favourite!