Monday 17 August 2009

Baby knitting begins!

I've put the afghan in timeout. Not because it has done anything on me, just because I've kind of had enough of it for a while. I'll probably get back to it later on in the week as I know my conscience will get to me, but for now I had to unleash the baby girl knitting mojo:
This is the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi (Ravlink). I love this pattern, it's a really simple top down cardi that you could do virtually anything with. It's flying along for me, so I think I'll probably end up making a couple of them and I might get adventurous with them, maybe a few stripes or a nice lace pattern instead of the stockinette body? I dunno...
Oh, and it's yummy pink! Yay!

My weekend was fairly hectic. Saturday was Mam & Dad, then home for 4 hours of cooking to have meals in advance for the week. I decided enough was enough, I was tired of coming home from work and there being nothing for dinner, as I'd either forgotten to take any meat out of the freezer, or I just couldn't decide what to eat.
I made Shepherds Pie, Lasagne, Pork Curry and a new experiment of a Cornish Chicken Pasty. It's basically like an individual pie in a half moon shape. We'll see how they turn out!

Sunday was hubbys band family fun day. He's a member of the Dublin Airport Police, Fire Service & Associates brass band. Phew, what a mouthful. He's one of the associates by the way, as he's neither a policeman nor a fireman. Bummer, I'm a sucker for men in uniform ;)

So, the party was for staff and families of the band, police and fire service. It was on in the airport fire station and was great fun! There was a BBQ, goodies for the kids, face painting and best of all the band! I videoed the whole performance, so if I can manage to get permission from very shy hubby, I'll put up a clip. They really were very good.
After the band, the coastguard flew over in a Chenook (sp?) helicopter (HUGE) and were hanging out of it waving to everyone. Then the fire service basically set everything on fire. A car, a building, an airplane. Amazing stuff. They let all the kids into the fire trucks and gave them mini helmets to keep.
The police joined in too, pretending to apprehend "criminals" and dressing up as nuns and squiting everyone with water pistols. A really great family day I must say.

Although, as a result, there's no ironing, cleaning or washing done. But, at least we won't go hungry!


knitting it up said...

Well done on all that cooking! Cardi looks gorgeous

Alrischa said...

Sounds like lots of fun... I miss Summer! BBQ's and brass bands. They really need a new name, don't they?

kelgell said...

Wow! What a weekend! That party does sound like it was highly entertaining. Well done for all the cooking prep. That's the way to go I reckon. At least when you work full I don't. :)

Tara said...

That's what I love about baby knitting. It goes by so quickly, right? Before you know it, you've got a finished object. So satisfying!

dmaxi said...

If there is a "higher order" of household chores then cooking meals in batches for freezing is it. Much more worthwhile and time-saving in the long-run than washing or cleaning - which, lets face it, need to be done again too soon after you've just finished.
Relax this week and enjoy your pre-prepared meals. You won't know yourself with the hassle you've spared.
Lovely baby knitting, been doing a bit of it myself. Must blog one of these days, hmmmm.