The nest is empty!
My three children have left home!
My middle daughter moved out at the beginning of last year and although we missed her terribly, there was not too much of an adjustment in terms of household management.
My youngest daughter moved out at the beginning of March 2015 and my son towards the end of March 2015.
SUDDENLY I felt quite lost!
Mornings I would make coffee and toast for my youngest and hang out with her while she was getting ready for work! The first week or two after she left I would get up and wander around not knowing quite what to do with that half hour!!
I had been cooking for a family and almost overnight I had to make food for just hubby and myself! For the first two weeks dinner was a cause for panic - and we would invariably end up eating out!
Not being inclined to "mope", hubby and I got over the shock of having an empty nest and embraced this new chapter in our lives with open arms!
I gave away most of my "big" pots, pans and bakeware - and then went on a bit of a shopping spree to buy "just for two" replacements.
I began mercilessly cleaning out rooms and selling or giving away any excess.
My yarn stash had to be tidied out too as there were a lot of partially used yarns which were making my space look untidy. I wound various thicknesses of yarn together to give a total of 16ply (DK plus DK; or 2x4ply plus DK) and then set about making a HUGE chunky scrappy blanket which is perfect for cold winter getaways!
I wound all the scrap yarns together before I started so that I would not end up with too much of a colour mishmash!
Yarn Weight: Super Chunky (16ply)
Foundation Chain: 250
Stitch used: V-Stitch
You can find a tutorial for this V-stitch Andrea HERE
I just kept going until the yarn was all finished and I had a blanket which covered the top of my King Size bed.
All in all a very rewarding exercise! My yarn stash is once again tidy and we have a lovely snuggly RicRac Blanket!!