We are having a gloriously lazy week this week - 8.30am and half the household is still in bed (the short half). Believe me, especially from the child who always wanted to begin his day at 5.30am, this is most welcome. Though it does mean that he wants to share the sofa with me long into the evening...
Things are never really static in family life, are they? I am trying to make the transition between 'everyone in bed at 7.30, because evenings are grown up time' to 'please remember to put the lights out when you go to bed, because I'm turning in now'. We're not quite there yet, but I can see it on the horizon. It takes a little re-adjustment in my mindset.
Especially when it comes to knitting. My grown up evenings are always when I used to knit - on the sofa, after supper knowing that the kids were tucked up in bed, or at least in the other room having quiet reading time. Knowing I would not be called to help with something in the middle of a row or have someone pop in and casually change all the numbers on my stitch counter, whilst sitting on my ball of wool. The joys of family life.
So it is slightly miraculous that I have managed to finish the Polly Pullover. Although it has to be said, it is about a simple a sweater pattern as it is humanly possible to knit. And in fab super bulky Spud and Chloe Outer wool, it grows fast.
Last night's sofa sharing involved an episode of Gok's Fashion Fix. Slightly odd viewing for a 10 year old boy, I thought. It turns out he really likes the little pugs who go everywhere with one of the stylists. But he's clearly absorbing much more, which led to the following exchange in the bathroom as I was photographing my sweater.
Me: 'Do you like it?'
Him: 'Yes, it's got very good waist shaping - makes you into an hourglass.'