Wednesday, 16 November 2011

In, over, through, out - teaching Dotty to knit

I am so proud. I have taught my little girl to knit and she is sitting on the sofa - knitting. I have a pain in my heart as I remember my mammy teaching me to knit - in, over, through, out - we chanted to help me with the stitches, it became a mantra. All these years later and it is as natural for me to say it to Dot as it was then for her to say it to me. I could cry - if my mam could see her now. I miss her every day, that will never change.

Anyway, on a happier note, on succeeding with her first complete line of knitting, Dotty said: "I feel two emotions - that it's fun and that I'm turning into an old woman." Funny little thing.

She is still sitting there on the sofa, little dog Spice watching intently, wondering what she's doing; every now and then there's a cry of "Mam..." and off I go to help out or knit a few lines for her while she has a rest... my little girl.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Picking up where I left off...

I have decided that although it is absolutely ages since I posted, I am not going to feel guilty or try to fill in any gaps since July. Yes, lots has happened in the past few months but I don't have time to go back and recap - and anyway, I doubt many people would be that interested.

Yes, the good thing is that although the blog has fizzled out a bit, my work has fizzed up and I am very busy - fingers crossed this continues to be the case.

Anyway, who said you have to blog every day...

Blogging is supposed to be fun and I'm going to keep on enjoying it - so I'll post when I feel like it, when I have time, when I can - and not give myself a hard time when I end up putting other things (such as work) first.

And anyway, guilt isn't good for you - as I've got older that's something I've come to realise and thankfully I don't let it get to me the way it did when I was younger...