It’s been a tough fortnight.
Lots of extra shifts at the hospital coupled with some lambing disasters has left me exhausted, drained and a little sad.
Today though, there is good news as the last of our lamb-babies were born.
Twins no less (hurrah) – a boy and a girl. Born onto a dirt floor so a bit mucky but alive and just as cute as the others if you look past their muddy coats.
These little fellows bring the total headcount of newbies to seven which I guess isn’t too bad. We lost three and seasoned farming folk would tell me that’s what happens in the country but it doesn’t make it any easier to bear. It does make me a little wiser and ultimately better educated. Every time we have a calamity around here – especially an animal related one (and sometimes there seems to be many), I feel better able to deal with that situation should it arise again.
That said, the lambs are so lovely and becoming huge time wasters and I love having them jumping and playing in the paddock so despite all the stress and heartache, I do feel it’s worth it in the end.
I have hardly knitted a stitch in the last two weeks but now all the maternity stress is over, I can guarantee the needles will be picked up again tonight.
I’m trying hard to finish things long ago started and now languishing in my WIP’s basket but oh my goodness, have you seen this?
In a collaborative project with Susan Gibbs and Emily Chamelin, Kate Davies has created this gorgeous jacket/cardigan.
I LOVE it!! Those cables, the hood, the obvious snuggliness and warmth it will provide, the interesting-but-not-too-tricky-knitting…….everything!
I’m a shepherd (sort of). We have a flock (so to speak). Five ewes and seven babies definitely constitutes a flock in my mind (albeit a small one) and I do herd the sheep (most days) therefore I definitely need a Shepherd Hoodie of my very own.
I know exactly what yarn I will use but not in cream. That would be silly given my mucky daily adventures but I’m thinking Burdeos might work
Tomorrow I shall try and source some of the lovely Misti Alpaca that I intend to use. In the meantime however I am plodding on with an ongoing project and it’s very, very nice to be knitting again.
Small things people, small things!!