Very soon my eighteen year old is going to travel to Finland to stay with a friend. I must admit I am scared! Very, very scared! I have never travelled to a cold country and I don't understand how anybody can breathe when the temperature is -20 Celsius. How is that possible?! It's colder than my freezer. Wouldn't your lungs freeze and your lips freeze shut?!
I don't even like going to the snow. The idea is great but the reality is a sooky me and cold feet. Snow actually hurts!
So I am doing what any mother who has lost control would do - I have bought her some Ugg boots and I am madly knitting her a pair of socks. I have completed the first one and started on the second, but I am running out of time. I have been able to knit since I was a girl but never became enthusiastic before. I can knit and pearl but hadn't done the fancier things like slip stitch, pick up stitches etc, so it has been a challenge. Now I only have a couple of days that I will be home to knit so I have decided to drop everything and knit like mad until I complete the pair.
Oh, and I probably need to make a cake because I have no snacks for the kids and I will make them something for lunch as well! And without a doubt I should wait until I have done this quick post! Let out the chooks and feed them, check the goats have got water. Phew! Thank goodness I am a stay at home mum with such flexibility to do nothing all day!
Hmmm, I wonder how much it costs to post a sock to Finland???