Housekeeping and Extreme Knitting Go Well Together

Housekeeping, not cleaning!

Housekeeping, not cleaning!

I know, it’s a shocking thought: Bossymamma doing housekeeping!

Keep calm. Don't panic.

Keep calm. Don’t panic.

Don’t worry, I’m not talking about that sort of housekeeping.

Ah, I see...

Ah, I see…

No, I don’t mean that sort, either.

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Got it!

Got it!

It’s that sort of housekeeping: on the computer. Phew! That was a near thing, wasn’t it?

I have far too many photos stored on my iPad, my phone and the laptop which means that I keep getting nasty messages telling me that my cloud storage is almost full. Eek! Consequently, I thought it was about time I dealt with the problem, so that’s what I’ve been doing. And it was during that housekeeping process that I stumbled across some photos taken during our amazing trip to Antarctica, that I forgot to share with you.

Whenever we go on holiday abroad, I like to try and buy some craft-related items that I will be able to use in a project and that will remind me of the holiday. Whilst we were in Ushuaia, before sailing across the Drake Passage, I happened to find some local wool in one of the shops and decided to buy it. Jump a few days and we are waiting to be ferried ashore for the first of our landings in Antarctica when, suddenly, I have a light bulb moment… Ding*. Extreme knitting! Oh. 😦 I don’t have any knitting needles. 😦 Ding ding**.  Cue Bossymamma scrounging items from all over the ship, much to the confusion of passengers and crew alike. Et, voilá! Knitting needles made from wooden skewers! 🙂 [Sorry, no photograph.]

Off I go, in the zodiac inflatable, heading for land, wool and ‘needles’ secreted about my person. Luckily the needles didn’t attack me during all the manoeuvering in and out of the zodiac, nor did they break. And so, ladies and gentlemen, I give you…

Bossymamma, Extreme Knitting in Antarctica!

Bossymamma, Extreme Knitting in Antarctica!

It was a little chilly when I began knitting, but I soon warmed up and had to remove my new penguin hat. My knitting caused interest and amusement amongst passengers and crew alike… One of the passengers came over to watch me knitting.

An impromptu demonstration of knitting

An impromptu demonstration of knitting

But the wildlife took no notice!

Chinstrap penguins carrying on regardless

Chinstrap penguins carrying on regardless

Have you ever seen such idyllic surroundings in which to knit?

A little taste of heaven while I'm knitting!

A little taste of heaven while I’m knitting!

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