Thank you for your suggestions on my last post, especially those for dealing with the tantrums - we'll be trying a few of those! In terms of the sleeping problems, we're now all on different homeopathic remedies. The first one we tried for Aran stopped the waking up for about a week, and then the night tantrums started all over again, so that remedy has changed. All of the remedies are unique to our individual needs, and I'll let you know how we get on.

As with other parts of Europe, and just like last year, we've had some rather unexpected snow this week. We've a friend who lives in the hills where they had snow knee deep on grown ups, so we headed up there yesterday for a well earned day out. And being the opportunistic sort that I am, I packed a couple of the Bambeanies Hats and the camera. 

This is Bimple, a super cute pixie chullo (ear flapper) style Hat knit from Lornas Laces Shepherd Bulky. There are a few cute and intriguing details that create that shape.

There wasn't time to give this Hat a gentle blocking before we went out, yet I think it still looks pretty good. This skein of yarn has been sitting in my stash for sometime now, waiting for the perfect pattern. Everything I've tried to knit with it hasn't worked, mostly because of all those beautiful colours. It needed a design that not only allowed those colours to shine, but a design that also suited the colours, and I think I've got it right now.

Despite the warmer temperatures yesterday, the snow was still rather deep, and soft too, and it wasn't long before Aran had had enough. Even with his snowsuit, the cold and damp crept in. I didn't venture far out in it, and really only went where others had tread before.

Despite the cold, we had a great day out. Taking photos in this much snow was interesting... there was so much of it, and it was so, so bright, and I really wasn't sure how these shots would turn out. Methinks they didn't turn out so bad after all.

As much as some unexpected snow is fun, we're glad to see the sun out again this morning and put spring back on course.

AuthorWoolly Wormhead