.... I've cast on some pink wool and started knitting a blanket. It's not a big one but a perfect size to pop over baby when she's in the car seat. The pattern is easy enough but one wrong stitch and it's a b****r to sort out. I've had to pull it off the needles a couple of times to get back to the knit row. There's a bit of counting involved as well and every time I pick it up, it seems to be a cue for the family to start talking to me or asking me questions so it's hard to concentrate properly.
... I've been shopping, well, who would be able to resist:).... I've decided olive bread with smoked cheese and a handful of grapes on the side is perfect for lunch when nothing else inspires you.
.... I've watched Suffragette. I loved the fact that the story was told from a 24 year old laundry girl's point of view. Even after 'getting the vote' in 1918 she still wouldn't have been eligible to vote as the initial criteria for women was dependant on wealth and being aged over 30. It was another 10 years before all women over 21 were given voting rights. 'Emeline Pankhurst' only made a brief appearance but the storyline portrayed the injustice of what women went through and how badly they were treated with no rights over their children, possessions, money etc.
To be fair, on the vote front, many men didn't fare much better and it wasn't until 1918 that every man over 21 was given the right to vote. Prior to that it was dependent on class and ownership of property.
The really interesting thing is at the end of the film there is a list of the year countries around the world gave women the vote. I was amazed at some of the European ones, Spain 1931, France 1944, Switzerland 1971, Portugal 1976.
.... I've bought some rafia for a project I want to have a go at. It seems simple enough but I have a feeling it will be messy and not as easy as it looks.
... I've breathed a sigh of relief that Amy's German oral exam is over and done with and the 3D Solar System model is complete.
.... I've been to Thomas' parents evening.
... I've been making lists. Lots and lots of lists. Holiday, travel, clothes, Easter, school projects, craft ideas, you name it, it's on a list.
... I've started another book. It's a good read and the story is told from the point of view of a slave and the daughter of the slave owners, who to the disgrace of the family, becomes a Quaker and fights for abolition.
I'll be back on Sunday and all being well I'll show you what I've used the rafia for.
Hope you've all had a lovely week and you all enjoy your weekend.