31 July 2008

Woollie Activities

It's been a fun few days. My parents were visiting, we went to Aberdeen for a little shopping and some lunch.  Then we stopped in Stonehaven on the way home, it was certainly "roamin in the gloamin" - the sea haar was so thick, but the boats in the little harbour were still worth a visit. 



We were talking about the time my parents went on holiday to Stonehaven, with my grandparents, aunts and uncles and then about other holidays my parents took - they were quite adventurous - trips to hike across Norway in the 1960s, honeymooning in Oslo, camping on the island of Bornholm which is part of Denmark. We also chatted about our family summer holidays when I was a child, reminiscing about my dad building us cars and boats  out of sand every day on the beach in St Andrews which we could play in and also him allowing us to try burying him!! I don't know if we were ever very successful! When I got home I found an old photo of me on the beach - aged 2!



I also got a little time for some crafting - I finished the little cardigan to match the little hat - I was quite proud of myself - I managed to pick up all the stitches for the neckband myself (after Laurence had done it for me and then I did it again myself) and sew it together (never my strongest suit). It's from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino 2, one of my favourite books and the yarn is so soft!! I was making them for a colleague at work and she was leaving today to go on maternity leave so I was on a mission last night to finish it.



I also started another little baby blankie! This one has a washing line theme....


12 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

Di!!!!-- I LOVE your little cardigan and hat!!! And that Woolie Blanket is adorable!!! You really should sell some, you know! They are brilliant. And that little cutie-pie picture is just too sweet! I love reading about your family memories. You're so lucky to live near such interesting places! I love your new blog look too!

Karen S said...

Sweet little set. But what's more adorable is that cute picture of you as a little girl ;)

Like the washing theme too!

nicolette said...

Holiday memories, they are lovely! So is your picture.

Gorgeous washing-line baby blanket!

syko kajsa said...

I love you woollie blankie!! Just gorgeous! p.s. I hate hate cars too, I wish we could live without one

raining sheep said...

The sweater and bonnet are so cute. Great job on those. I love those little blankies. I am getting baby gift ideas all over blogland. Two of my friends are pregnant and I am excited to be buying or making something for babies.

Tilly said...

Hi there, found you via yellow week. I just love your baby blankie, it's adorable. Commiserations on the car front. Know how you feel. Our trusty motor is off for a new exhaust tomorrow!

Mirre said...

What a sweet blankie... I love that clothesline!

Kate said...

Gorgeous knitting and those blankets are wonderful!

amy said...

i love boats - and that photos looks like cute little miniature ones!

also, i simple ADORE your washing line :)

nadia said...

that is lovely!what a beautiful blanket

potty mouth mama said...

That little woollen blankie is soooo beautiful - can imagine some little hands loving it!

Ravenhill said...

The clothesline is brilliant and so sweet!
~Emily