Here’s One I Made Earlier….

So, if you’ve been wondering just where on earth the Sheep and I have been this year, I can finally reveal the answer:

AdaThe littlest sheep arrived last weekend, and needless to say Mr Hoxton and I are completely smitten. The Sheep, meanwhile, is already keen to get her into some good habits; at barely a day old, here she is modelling some Brooklyn Tweed (it’s the Quill shawl pattern, in Quince & Co Finch yarn, shade Petal). And as if you needed to ask, yes, she may have one or two other handknits in her wardrobe ready for winter. However I’ve told the Sheep that the trebuchet is strictly off-limits, at least until she’s old enough to know how to call the fire brigade.

So I hope my radio silence makes a little more sense now. As you know, I don’t talk a lot about my personal life on here. And what with morning sickness, generally being exhausted, some thankfully minor medical complications that required a lot of extra hospital check-ups, and the stress of trying to sort out work before starting my maternity leave and prepare for our new arrival, I’m afraid my spare time didn’t have a lot of room for podcasting.

As for the future of the show, all I can say is that I’ll see how I go. But for now I’m going to make the most of my maternity leave, enjoy this special time with my daughter, and maybe squeeze in a little knitting here and there.

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51 Responses to Here’s One I Made Earlier….

  1. azterya says:

    Congratulations, she’s a sweetie.

  2. Kathy says:

    Congratulations on your precious daughter. Looks like modeling comes naturally to her.
    Enjoy the maternity leave. Time goes by faster than you would think when they are little.

  3. Laura Sue says:

    All the best to you and your growing flock. When I had my first baby all my houseplants slowly died. When I expressed guilt to a friend, she said, “You are growing other things now.” I’m passing on her words of wisdom to you. The podcast can wait or fade. You are growing other things now.

  4. Joanne says:

    Congratulations! We are expecting our 1st in Feb, so I sympathize with the exhaustion etc. hope the sheep family settles down quickly :)

  5. nobutterfly says:

    congratulations! What a lovely baby!

  6. Cibola says:

    Congratulations to you and Mr. Hoxton as well as the Sheep on the arrival of a wonderful baby girl Hoxton. Enjoy these precious moments.

  7. suzy says:

    Congratulations! She is just beautiful.
    I’ve missed the podcast, but what an excellent reason for being distracted from it.

  8. Stine says:

    What a wonderful little girl :-)
    All the best wishes from a listener

  9. Louise says:

    Well I did wonder……was just updating my blog with my favourite podcasts and I popped over to check your URL.

    I am SO delighted for you – she is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful blanket by the way.

    Love and hugs to you all


  10. Sophie says:

    Oh congratulations ! And welcome to the little sheep, or lamb 😉 I was wondering if something like that was going on, and I’m happy to see it’s nothing worse than that! Enjoy your time together

  11. Lynda says:

    So glad the reason for your absence is so exciting and beautiful! Congratulations to you both. I really love your podcast and hope you come back but I have a son who’s been the best thing that ever happened to me and now he’s just turned 7 I can testify the years pass very quickly and you don’t get that time back. Cherish every second and blow the podcasting if you don’t feel like it! Lots of luck.

  12. Isabelle says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! It had crossed my mind more than once that this may be the reason why you weren’t podcasting. Enjoy your time together!

  13. Kasia says:

    Oh congratulations! Sounds like a few of us had a hunch that you were busy with something softer, squishier and more scrumptious than the usual handmade lovely.
    We miss your wonderful podcast – your wit and humour sets you apart – but we’ll be smiling and chuckling to ourselves just thinking about your new adventures. Remember, superwash is a mum’s best friend – that and lots of cotton cloths for wiping up… everything. Have fun and get some sleep!

  14. Siren says:

    Congratualtions to you and your new family member. I completely understand your priorities so take it as a great compliment when I say I miss your brilliant podcast :-)

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  16. Claudia says:

    Congratulations! Your absence is definitely understandable; thanks for sharing this with us. Have fun!

  17. AlisonK says:

    Congratulations! She is a very adorable little lamb.

  18. Martine says:

    Wonderful news – she’s gorgeous. Congratulations to you both.

    Martine x

  19. Katrina says:

    Congratualions! Fantastic news!

    As you met Jared Flood in NYC (I did once too but, alas, only briefly in a lift – think I told you about it at the time) you absolutely should send him the picture of your beautiful daughter with her blanket). I would say she definitely has top model qualities!

    I have been following your podcast / blog for a long time and while you – as you say – don’t write that much about your personal life, the little I have read – from your move from Hoxton to the new house, your wedding and now your newest little addition as well as all as all your beautiful knitting – your life sounds perfect ! With all my very best wishes for the future! Katrina x

  20. LadyCJ says:

    Many congratulations although a bit of a drastic way to get out of podcasting! LOL. Seriously I wish you and your partner all the best for the years of happiness you have ahead of you. Thanks for all your podcasts to date.

  21. torirot says:

    Congratulations! I was kind of hoping something like this would be the reason for your abscence :-) Hope you have a wonderful maternity leave, and that you’ll be back in our ears at some point. ( You are missed!)


  22. Suzanne Lindfield says:

    Congratulations to you both, enjoy this magical time!

  23. Anne says:

    Congratulations! She’s adorable and you should definitely focus on and enjoy her and your time with her from now on :-)

  24. Terri (terdotty on rav) says:

    Congratulations! I was just listening to a ‘back issue’ of your podcast and idly flicked to your profile on Ravelry to see if there was any news – this is the best! Well, my babies are all very grown up now, but I do remember how the days just flew by. She is beautiful, definitely knit worthy, many best wishes and hope to hear more podcasts in the future but won’t hold my breath!

  25. Abby M says:

    Lil’ Hoxton is amazing. That’s one great FO! 😀

  26. AuntVelcro says:

    Congrats on the newest flock member! Your best creation yet!

  27. Maria says:

    What wonderful news! Congratulations to you and Mr. Hoxton on your growing family! Your daughter is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy every moment with her. Time certainly flies–I have a 3-month-old myself, and some days it seems like we just brought her home from the hospital.

  28. Jennifer C says:

    Wonderful news! What an excellent reason to be away from the podcast. Your best FO ever!

  29. Clinton Stanton says:

    Oh we just knew it! My wife, daughter, son-in-law and myself are all knitters and dedicated followers of the podcast. Your curious silence has been discussed at length whilst walking our kelpies in Perth, Western Australia. Your daughter looks gorgeous and the knitting would do Mr Flood proud. I hope Mr Hoxton is doing his share and hope you are well.

  30. leslie says:

    Wonderful! Hope to hear you again soon, but if not, a heartfelt thanks for all of the great podcasts! Knitpicks and Steeking will be awesome fairy god-mamas. Love to the Sheep!

  31. Bea says:

    Oh my goodness! Such sweet rosy cheeks! She is a cutie. Congratulations!

  32. Guru Nam Kaur says:

    Congratulations. She’s lovely. I agree that this time is precious and passes by so quickly, even if the days and nights can sometimes seem inordinately long. Enjoy this special time and thanks for letting us know.

  33. Kesha says:

    Congratulations! What wonderful news. She looks lovely in knits. Don’t worry about your listening audience; enjoy this amazing time. We’ll be eagerly awaiting your return.

  34. Lou says:

    Many congratulations to you and Mr Hoxton on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. So pleased that your absence from the airwaves has produced such good news! Hope you enjoy this time. Will the sheep be allowed to babysit?! X

  35. JudyAnn says:

    Lovely! Congratulations! And so much cute knitting in your future!

  36. nosenabook says:

    You may not post often, but when you do, you post a humdinger!

  37. Melody says:

    I just checked your site and find I am pitifully late in posting congratulations! Your baby girl is just beautiful! Wishing you all the best and hopefully, looking forward to your return.

  38. My hubby and I had six children when most of our friends were enjoying their singlehood, LOL. Enjoy this precious, frustrating, scary, exhausting and hilarious time and thank goodness for leave:)!
    Might I offer two pieces of advice?
    1. Life will NEVER be the same again, so don’t try.
    2. Take time out to be a little “selfish” now and then. Your soul needs feeding, too.
    Congratulations and welcome to the adventure!

  39. mrszuvers says:

    I understand completely. My little girl entered the world on October 2nd. I haven’t blogged since October 14th. And I didn’t even see this post until now. Congrats, Hoxton. She’s a doll.

  40. Linda Tytko says:

    Congrads to your new sheep she is quite lovely , enjoy your time with her it goes so fast.
    Miss your voice.

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