Okay, not technically away. I've been away from blogging. Life has been different around my house.
My daughter and her husband and my two grandkids have come to stay here. They've been here since the weekend after Thanksgiving. Our little house of two newly retired people has become crazy/loud/busy/messy/fun/amazing these past few weeks.
Backstory: My daughter followed my son in law to England when he got a job there like 7 years ago. They married and had my first grandchild in the UK. Then his job brought him to Southern California 3 years ago, and they had their second daughter. He's a lead artist in the gaming industry. His studio shut down in the beginning of 2020, so he took an East coast job and that leads us to now. They are actively looking for a house, but until then, crazy chaos filled with love is what we are having in this house.
I'll try to come back more often, now that we are all settling in to this new quarantined craziness.
And for this post, I'll pop in later today for a knitting update.
Here's some knitting:
The other day, I decided to do some Christmas knitting. And by Christmas knitting, I mean knitting for next Christmas. Clearly, I missed the boat on doing it this year. So, I've been knitting up some little stocking ornaments. I'll keep this up until I have a ton of them and then figure out if I want to make garlands, or just a loop for hanging individually. No pattern, I just downsized a basic vanilla sock with a longer cuff(about 3 1/2 inches cuff to heel).
See you soon!
I am sure you enjoy having your daughter and her family there. Enjoy the family time! I wish you all the best in 2021, a happy and healthy New Year!
Thank you! Best wishes to you, too! Happy New Year!Delete
Congrats on the family upgrade! The kids are adorable and your cowl? Well, THAT is amazing.ReplyDelete
Those little stockings would make a perfect little Advent thing for next year. They look just the right size for a piece of candy or two.
That is an amazing idea! Thank you! I think that I will do that! Already trying to plot out making a mini mantle with hooks for each numbered stocking...Delete
I know just what you mean by loving chaos! Enjoy this special time! The cowl is stunning-great job on the scarf and hat, too! the little stockings are pretty fancy=nice work!ReplyDelete
Thank you! Before I know it, they'll find a house and the chaos will be missed. I'll treasure it now while I can.Delete
Very sweet looking girls. I don't know if you saw my advent stockings this years on my daily posts, but your socks would be perfect for that. I've loved it and promised one to my granddaughter for next year.ReplyDelete
That cowl is gorgeous!
I will go back and look at your work. I've been away from reading blogs, as well. But things are calming down a bit now. Thanks for your kind words.Delete
We did that once when Daughter was moving back here from NYC. They stayed with us for several months. It was crazy hectic and crowded but we missed it when they left. They are moving again in a few weeks while they have a house built in Urbana but because of the Pandemic they are going to an apartment in Rockville. He works from home but she is out with the public daily.ReplyDelete
I love that cowl. I've always wanted a colorwork cowl and that's a real beauty.
So you know what the happy chaos is like! I will miss it when they are gone. It will be weird to have quiet around here again. Thanks for the kind words on the cowl. It's a good pattern. Knit in the round and easy to follow.Delete
Those girls are the best kind of chaos. I can only imagine the cuddles in the evenings. Enjoy this joyful time. (Emphasis on the FULL. LOL.)
It is joyful, and the little one likes to cuddle. The older one likes to entertain and make me laugh. So it's a win/win!Delete
You may have a whole lot of chaos in the house, but it looks like a whole lot of cute, too!ReplyDelete
That cowl is gorgeous - as are the pink sparklies!
Thank you! And yes, they are quite cute, if I say so myself. ;)Delete
Thank you for sharing your personal life details with us. Im trying to honor all myblog roll reads, by thanking you all. We share many details during theyear which means we give our laughter and sometimes our pain out to the world to read. Some never comment. Some do. Thank you for being transparent and so lovely a part of blog land.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind comment!Delete
I am so glad to see this! Glad that it is a crazy goodness going on in your world rather than something negative. Your grands are adorableReplyDelete
Yes, all is good in my world. Busy and chaotic, but good! Thanks.Delete
A full house! Love the scarf and hat you made for the wee granddaughters.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Chris! Haven't been back to my blog to read comments until now. I still read yours every day!Delete