I'm still working away on my top but I need something that I can mindlessly crochet, something that requires less thought than shaping. Something that is familiar, soothing at the end of a busy day.
I'm saving my top for days off when I can give it my full concentration.
In between I entertain myself with little things for the wee girl, bracelets, purses etc. She's coming home to a vast collection of little things I've made whilst she's been away, living it up on the farm with her grandparents and brother.
I finally realized it's ok to have more than one project at a time on the go. So long as they all get finished eventually.
Pintrest has been a pleasant diversion and an inspiration, the bracelet was inspired by the wrap bracelets I have seen there but I made the pattern up myself and I feel inordinately proud of my first wholly my own creation.
Monday was my birthday. It's been many years since I had a birthday without the kids around. The husband was mine for the day, I had his undivided attention, he handed off his pager and turned off his phone. To tell the truth, it was the best gift I got, having my husband all for me. It's easy to forget how much time and energy children take.
Back to my darling, who took me on a birthday adventure! We went to Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. We left the car in a park and ride carpark and caught the train to the city. Then we hopped a ferry to the island and hired a car.
We had so much fun! Lunch in a cafe, we wandered the island on foot and in the car. We went to the Stony Batter a world war 2 gun emplacement and explored the tunnels.
The ferry ride on the quick cat was the best part though. It was gorgeous weather and I love a boat ride. Our harbor and the gulf are gorgeous. Here are some of the shots I took on my wonderful adventure.
|Onetangi Beach on the island|
|Looking out toward the Coromandel Penninsula|
|Sheep on the road to Stoney Batter|
I love summer!