Saturday, 22 March 2014

Operation: Panda Got Swag - The Berry Baby Hat

So I made another beanie for Operation Panda Got Swag.

Baby Berry Hat
Pattern is Berry Baby Hat by Michelle Sabatier

I am feeling much calmer having knitted for two hours today. Wish I had time to do it every day!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Operation: Panda Got Swag - Thundercloud

So I recently joined this amazing group of women on a discussion board attached to Baby and Bump (front page here) - you can find me on the WTT boards under Whitekhocol8. Recently, we got to talking about baby hope chests. For those of you who know me IRL, you know I love knitting. For those joining us now, you now know - I love knitting. It is my zen. Unfortunately I don't get to do nearly enough of it - but now I have a reason.

I've been off work yesterday and today with a throat infection. It's been pretty nasty. So with quiet mandated, I decided it would be a good time to get cracking on my first part of ongoing Operation Panda Got Swag. Behold, my first finished project in two years - I dub thee Thundercloud.

Thundercloud

Pattern from the now-defunct Creative magazine from Spotlight, 2010.

Hooray.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Missive About Missions

Hello, anyone in blog world who might be reading,

A little introduction to the world of the Khocolates.

I'm the polar bear in the picture (otherwise known as WhiteKhocolate) and my husband, Khocolateman, he's the brown bear.

While Khocolateman obviously features prominently in my life, this is mostly a blog about being the family, fun, and food-oriented person I am now, and then hopefully, one day, a blog about a little panda who might happen to come along for us. Being a proud geek, I have four operations/missions to complete before beginning on the ultimate quest to Panda-dom.

Operation: Get The Kid A Crib
We are househunting. We would like somewhere with a bit of space to spare, not to mention a backyard for our current furbaby to run around in, before we introduce anyone else into the family.

Operation: Yummy Mummy
This polar bear needs to get her health on. I want to be a good role model for my children - including of health - and that starts pre-conception.

Operation: Moolah for a Doula
I want to be able to take a year or two off work to look after the panda cub when it rocks up. That means putting plans in place to get my finances in order, and to keep the household going without becoming a total recluse while on leave.

Operation: Panda Got Swag
This is an ongoing thing. I'm slowly collecting bits and pieces that will come in handy. I knit prolifically, and sew a bit, so finished projects go here.

So, welcome. Hope you enjoy the ride.