We've been visiting Ray's parents today and because of it being a new environment for Rose to explore, it means I can get a lot more knitting done than usual! I'm knitting Rose a dress at the moment, I know... the colour looks pretty boring but I want it to be a nice plain wintry dress to go over bright long-sleeve tops and colourful tights.
It's pretty much gone to plan so far but I'm still really hoping I don't get stuck on the pattern. I attempted to start knitting this the other night but kept going wrong on the 10th row and so after Four failed attempts I gave up. I was getting so frustrated with myself because I Lovvvee that particular shawl and really want to knit something a bit more complicated, plus it's marked down as easy! So feeling completely rubbish about my lack of knitting skills, I changed my plan and started knitted a simple dress for Rose.
Our first red rose of the year has flowered in the garden and looks just beautiful. The garden was so forgotten about and unruly when we moved in but it had only one colourful thing growing in it at the time... a rose plant. It seems such a funny coincidence now that we ended up choosing Rose for our daughter's name. I cannot believe it, she is now a big grown-up 1 year old! We had a really lovely time back in Dorset for her birthday but I have a lot of photo's and things to talk about so I will leave that for another post.
We have been making more and more trips to the park these day's, as soon as Rose spots the swings her face completely lights up. :-)
I had enjoyed a very indulgent hot chocolate at a lovely cafe in town, whipped cream and everything!! (...notice a certain little ladies hand reaching for it...)
Ray and I enjoyed a delicious dinner together tonight, of course it was all the more delicious because he cooked it all himself! Doesn't food taste so much nicer when someone else has gone to the effort of cooking it for you!?