Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The collection

The not so little people are back tomorrow, I'm heading northward early tomorrow to meet up with them in Whangarei.  I'm excited to have them back although the eldest is returning under a cloud.  I got his cellphone bill today.  We have an agreement where instead of allowance/pocket money I have a secondary number off my cellphone which is his phone on account, it's a system that has worked well for over a year and it's about teaching him to handle money/responsibility.  Well he went over his account limits in December by $500!!!  Yes you read that right!

We've had some communications about how disappointed I am in him and how he plans to make restitution.  He is very, VERY lucky that I keep my account in credit and that the amount still owing is something I can afford to pay, well not so much afford to, I am able to but I can think of a lot better things to spend that amount of money on than his phone bill.  I'm thinking he is going to be very, VERY busy when he gets home.  Far to busy to talk to his friends.  At least I have some time to think up suitable ways for him to make this up.

On to happier thoughts, the collection of exciting little things I have made for the Wee Girl while she has been away. 5 bracelets, 3 headbands and a hair tie.

The hair tie was easy and took about 20 minutes, I just crocheted slip stitch around a plain hair tie and then crocheted a single, a double and 4 treble stitches, then a double and a single, then started again to get the petal effect.  When it's on hair it looks like a double row of petals.

The pink hairband is a thinner version of the rainbow pattern in my accessorize post, with 8 instead of 12 rows.  The green head band is a crocheted ring of single and a row of trebles.  A little fiddly as you have to be very careful not to twist the foundation chain when you join it.

That consists of a foundation chain of 100, joined with a slipstitch to make a circle. A row of single crochet, a row of treble crochet and a row of single crochet then a row of slip stitch to finish.

I hope you are having a better day than me :)


  1. Awww.... it's so easy to go over the top with a mobile. Maybe you could look into a plan which gives unlimited texts and more minutes? I have a great one with 02 which may be UK centric but sure you could increase his plan allowances?

  2. We have no plan here that gives unlimited texts because apparently kiwis like to text more than they like to talk. I'm also trying to get him to learn about limits so when he's free of my parental influence, he doesn't get into debt. Funnily enough although I was/am cross I take the view it's only money. He could be so much worse than he is, he could be into drugs or not try at school. Overall he's a good human being so I am willing to be a bit lax on most things.