Oh how lovely the winter skies are at the moment. The weather forecasts have been predicting showers all week but it was certainly been brilliant blue skies over the weekend.
On Sunday we went to one of our favourite parks, Manning Park in Spearwood, to see if we could get Little Soldier riding on two wheels instead of four. Such a glorious afternoon, I spent most of my time looking up instead at the cycling action. Just look at that gorgeous sky.
I did pay attention long enough to see Little Soldier take his first ride on two wheels, and to video the second ride .
I must say I am a fairly lazy parent in some respects - I don't have the energy to push them to reach milestones. The upside to this is that the later you leave things the quicker the kids seem to pick it up. It's only taken a few tries to get him off of his trainer wheels. He also only did about a year of swimming lessons when he was a toddler but is in at the same level as the kids who started at birth and still go weekly. It does make me happy to think of all the cold hours in the pool I missed out on. It's all about self preservation in my world!
I am getting along with my crafting at the moment. After the drama of getting the Tardis blanket finished, I have plunged into another tight deadline project. A friend is going to have a little girl in around six weeks (no, I am not friends with the Duchess of Cambridge). I have started knitting a baby blanket inspired by this pattern - I'm using two strands of soft acrylic in slightly different shades to give the look of texture of the hand dyed wool whilst keeping the blanket easy to care for, an essential in baby gifts I think. The double thickness also makes it nice and thick and suitable as a floor rug. I haven't been progressing very quickly - I find crocheting so much quicker than knitting - but I am hoping to get it finished in time. I'll post some pics when I get away from the colour.
Hope you are having blue skies where ever you are x