I finally got round to finishing a cardigan I started for Harriet about 6 months ago. I started making it back in May after managing to shrink the last one I made. (#Make it: Cardie).
This time I adapted a pattern from the Sirdar Little Brits knitting book. I added some geometric triangles on the cuffs which by chance go beautifully with this little skirt I picked up in the Mama and Papa’s Sale. I am pleased with the outcome although I have definitely made better. Again rather than snuggly dk I opted for Sublime baby cashmere merino silk dk instead in Vanilla and Piglet. I love knitting but lately I have been so busy I just haven’t had time to sit down and get on with anything.
I would love to see what you have been making lately.
Half term was a bit hectic for us. After waiting months to move house we were given a weeks notice. Luckily I had started packing a few weeks before but even so I spent the majority of the week off loading the girls onto very kind and helpful grandparents whilst I spent my days filling and sorting boxes.
On Wednesday I decided to take the day out and took the girls to the Kent Science Festival. There were lots of activities for Amelie to participate in. She built a solar controlled car and with a bit of help raced it along a table.
We had fun making paper aeroplanes.
We attempted (somewhat poorly)to build a magnetic motor……..
And built insects and found out how fossils are formed.
On the whole we had a great girls day out. However some of the activities were definitely better than others and some of the activities were not very well differentiated for younger children. The program wasn’t very informative and failed to mention that a lot of the timed activities had limited numbers. Amelie enjoyed her day out. I would recommend it in the future but maybe Amelie was a bit too young to take full advantage of the activities on offer.
Friday finally saw the big move……………………
We were so lucky with the weather. A week earlier and it would have been a different story.
After 10 years of renting and two small children later we have finally decided to join the property ladder. To say I am excited is an understatement. I can’t wait to get in to our new house. I have got so many visions for the interior and being obsessed with the blog I heart organizing I can not wait to get started.
Currently our house looks like a removal firm with boxes stacked all over the place. I have been brutal about throwing things away and have started putting together a list of things I need to buy.
Despite wanting to move I know that we will be sad to leave here. We have been spoilt with amazing neighbours, uninterrupted views of the English Channel and many happy family memories of bringing our girls home from the hospital and introducing them to the world.
I find them everywhere, they often end up in the bath at the end of a busy day. Continuing a theme we decided to buy Harriet a Take Along playmobil 123 Noah’s Arc for Christmas. Like all the other playmobil we have accumulated it is great and both the girls love it. It is so easy to take it out and about. The animals are very tactile and just the right size for little hands whilst not being too small. Amelie quickly decided that it should be hers and I often hear her telling Harriet to leave it alone.
Of all the the toys we have brought the girls I think that the playmobil has to be up there as one of the best. One of the things I like best about the 123 range is that it integrates so well with the regular playmobil sets. So often the pre-school toys become obsolete as they move onto the next stage. So if you are looking for an ideal toy for a little person I would highly recommend the playmobil 123 range.