Well folks it's a miserable day here in Devon today. Cold too. But then I'm always cold these days. Anyway, it's been a perfect day for snuggling in and knitting.
I got my knitting needles out last week after buying this;
and I was absolutely thrilled, THRILLED to find the 'Bloomer clothes hanger cover' I saw on Lisa's blog Mrs Bobo Bun and quickly got to work.
It's a lovely book - typical Jane - and look, a very similar pattern to the circular cushion I was looking for. (Thank you to all the kind people who helped me out with that.)
I can see my needles will be busy for a long time to come. On the home front, Tom has come home. Yes, he has finished university..where have those 3 years gone?? Remember this post back in 2008? Well today Alice had to remove all her doilies and Justin Bieber posters and return the room back to it's original state. Scary. Now I am a mother with 3 children at home again until Lucy leaves for medical school in September. Alice left school last week. Tom meanwhile is looking for work...I wish time would just stand still for a moment so Anth and I could just relish the noise and laughter for a little while longer. Ah, but certainly not the mess.
my new cheap as chips dress(£5 from Primark). Just customised it by changing the buttons for some vintage ones and adding a ribbon and voila a little dress that looks like it could have graced the 50's. Well sort of!
::anticipating:: Coldplay's new single coming out tomorrow - though I'm bracing myself for disappointment as I don't think they have really ever improved on Parachutes and Rush of Blood To The Head years ago.
::still laughing about::
The other week at school we were practising SATs papers before the end of term assessment. I had to take 4 six/seven year old children out of class to read the paper for them. When I came to Question 3, I paused...smiled.. and had to quietly sing the question..."Look at the stars,....and then added... look how they shine for you...!" The children burst out laughing. Chris Martin. He gets everywhere doesn't he?
this wonderful cushion at church. It must have taken ages to knit. Does anyone have any idea how to knit those segments? Any help would be gratefully appreciated!
finally being able to drive the lanes in sunshine.
a thrifted bracelet almost identical to my new Cath dress. Can you even spot it?!