Autumn light, playing in the park, and WIP Wednesday

1) The sun shimmers through the leaves of the tree bearing the first autumn colours, and the whole tree seems to glow in the sunlight. Later, the shyest of rainbows appears briefly, before disappearing from view.

2) M and I spin on the roundabout, feeling the breeze in our hair, and watching the world go round. Then we swing higher and higher, before slowing to look for cloud pictures in the evening sky.

3) Progress is being made on my two major projects of the moment, my Wendy Tank Top, and the Hitchhiker shawlette.  I’ve completed the ribbing on the tank now, and am on to the main part of the body.  In Hitchhiker news, I’ve completed 22 of the 42 points.  Sounds good?  In terms of number of stitches to complete the garment, I’m not nearly halfway through – the real half-way point lies somewhere between points 29 and 30.  Sigh!

In other knitty-type news, I’ve finally cast-on Autumn Project #2 – Pompom handwarmers (sorry no pics, but my camera battery died right after I took the pic of the Hitchhiker – you’re not missing much though – just 10 rows or so of a P2, K3, P2 rib).  I also spent Sunday afternoon making a snowflake bun cover for M to wear to ballet class… But you’ll need to wait until Friday to see that!

For more of today’s Works-in-Progress, check out Tami’s blog

More on Megan…

Given how much Megan loved her ballet class in Scotland, I’d investigated from Scotland and found a class for her to go to in NZ, but I also wanted find a couple of other classes to fill in the mornings we would be at home (given that her kindy sessions are Tues, Wed, and Thurs in the afternoon.

I spotted a poster at kindy last Tuesday, and Wednesday morning saw Megan and I attending our first ever KindyRock session! It’s fab – it’s a Jo Jingles/Musical Steps equivalent. We bought the CD at the end, and have listened to it lots in the car ever since, so we should be well prepared for attending session two tomorrow morning!

Monday morning, MIL had booked Megan into a gymnastics class – it’s not as structured as Tumbletots, but Megan seemed to enjoy it a lot (she was so worn out afterwards, she slept for 2 hours!!). Then in the afternoon, she went to her first ballet class – and adored it. Another photo opportunity here – small pink girl looking very cute! Watch this space!

Both kids start swimming lessons next week, and we’re going to go and join the library – at least K, A and M are, given they are all NZ citizens. I would need to pay as I’m “only a foreigner” so would have to pay a bond that wouldn’t be refunded in full. Think I’ll just get K to take books out in my name.

So I think we’ll be pretty much sorted 🙂 .