I always knew 2011 was going to be busy, but not this busy! This year my husband and brother both celebrate their 50th Birthdays, our first child (she died at the age of two) would have been 21, Ellie will be 18 and hopefully off to university to study nursing in October, Francesca has been selected to run for England in The World Orienteering Championships in the Dolomites in Italy this May(so lots of training sessions to attend) and my parents in law celebrate their Diamond wedding anniversary. Finding time for work, choir and Brownies, plus being a mother would also have to be factored in so Choir has stopped for now, brownies , well my tawny owl has taken on more duties, and everything else will just have to fit in somehow. So time for being creative is limited. The picture above is the start of the knitted kangaroo, I saw it and loved it and just had to knit one. I am currently knitting two different pairs of socks and a shrug for my youngest. Pictures soon.