It's been quite some time since I've experienced a true "Dig Deep Day" but today I came pretty close. Its probably got something to do with troubled sleep over the past few nights, the fact that I've not managed to have a peaceful non-child time since Janae started preschool, I haven't had a sleep-in in about six months and that I haven't been able to finish a project in ages.
So I had to really pull out all the stops not to be a shouty, grumpy aunty mum today. The little ones begged me to take photographs of them in their beach chairs (the ones they snuck into my wardrobe to recover after I'd confiscated them a week ago) and that started off the better relations between the three of us. I managed to get sheets changed, the oven cleaned, the fridge cleaned and then shunted them both outdoors while I tried to find the enthusiasm to finish the socks I'm making for my mother's birthday.
I also learned how to do a foundation single crochet which is much like doing a chain of single crochets. Very useful for making a decent base in which to stitch.
Needless to say finishing the socks was a real boost and now I'm back to the doll. All I have left to do is her skirt, belt, hat and ringlets. I'm really really enjoying the knitting experience and even purchased a pattern on the weekend. I'm going to make Kayley a cardigan for the autumn/early winter. It has to be purple and I've got to make sure I don't get fed up half way through which is what usually happens to my knitting. However, now I've finally mastered the art of tension and have learned heaps of new stitches and tricks I'm really looking foward to it. When I was in the wool shop trying to find a pattern I read this and thought, easy, I can make this. But I have to be disciplined and make sure that I finish one project before starting the next. Hopefully I can show you our doll in the next few days.