Saturday, 31 December 2011

For Auld Land Syne

Well today is the very last day of 2011 or as us Scots like to call it Hogmanay.

Our 2011 has been a bit up and down with the loss of my grandmother in January but the complete high of the birth of our son Flynn in August. Our family has also been adjusting to my father becoming severely disabled after a road accident from the terrible weather of winter 2010 as well as my husband being made redundant from his job of 12 years in November.
However for some reason I feel I'm seeing this year out with a high and the realisation that I am blessed with  my wonderful family and my own health and happiness and I should never take that for granted.

I look forward to the new year ahead mainly new ventures of returning to uni, my husband getting a new job, and my eldest child beginning school ( how the heck did that happen so quickly!). Tonight I will be celebrating with an early night mainly due to the fact that my husband is holed up in bed with food poisoning. So for all you guys out there who have taken the time to read this I hope you all have a fantastic start to the year of 2012, celebrate with he ones you love and you all look forward to the wonderful things that will come your way. So for new year tradition I'm going to sign out with the most famous new year song of all time:

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot and auld lang syne
For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o kindness yet, for auld lang syne."

All the best
Love Raynor x

Friday, 11 November 2011

Jelly Bum Crocodile

Well hello there, long time no see! Ok so I've been very lax with the upkeep of the blog for the past while now. Its due to a huge combination of things such as juggling studying, work placements, family life, pregnancy etc etc etc. However I also wanted to confess that I've just been stuck in a bit of creative rut or somewhat of a 'designers block' for some time now. Perhaps it's just because I have a million other things to deal with in the day and then when it comes the time to get a half hour here or there to knit my brain is just frazzled. I've been finding it hard to get inspiration to pick up the needles and create, and then when I do I just end up frogging it because the finished item isn't turning out how I want it to, oh the joys of being a Virgo perfectionist eh? Anyhoo last week I got a little light bulb moment and took the bull by the horns and started to knit. Out of nowhere popped this little guy, a cheeky little crocodile. He will be the 30th Jelly Bum animal to join the crew. Can you believe it there are 30 animal patterns, it seems crazy to have that many available now. As usual he is available from my website and etsy store. By the way if you were wondering what the difference between a crocodile and an alligator, apparently alligators are only found in south USA and whereas crocs are found worldwide, plus a crocs teeth will always show when its mouth is closed whereas an alligators teeth are hidden.You learn something new everyday huh? (Can you tell I googled it? haha).

Sunday, 24 April 2011

A little Jelly Bean!

My apologies for my distinct lack of blogging for the last few months. Everything is a bit up in the air at the moment the biggest news being that we're having another baby!

This is our newest little addition due to arrive 30th August 2011!

We also found out at out 20 week scan that we are expecting a little boy this time. Eek, what do I do with one of those! Haha only joking it, just hope he likes being doused in pink which seems radiate from every corner of our house as our girls grow older and get decisively more girly everyday!

The news also means that I will be on maternity leave from 18th July and so am hoping to use it to try and get more patterns on the go (once it all settles down).

This is also my perfect excuse to start knitting some baby clothes, which is completely alien to me, but I'm loving the gorgeous little shawl collar cardigan on Ravelry. I have a feeling my baby may be in some wonky shaped cardigans for the first few months of his life.

Raynor x