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