We're off to my parents for the weekend as my Dad will be 88 on Saturday and you know how I feel about leaving my house tidy before I go anywhere (see six weird things about me). So in between tidying up the kitchen, baking a birthday cake to take with me I'm writing this post! Mad or what? The cake has been in the oven for 35 minutes and the inside is still uncooked and I couldn't find one skewer in the house. I know what sort of day this is going to be.
As you can see the table is full of last night's stuff with a bit of this morning's thrown in like the milk bottles. The boys have been making a snail school with plasticine:
That's the teacher on the left and a pupil on the right with his lunch - a ham sandwich and a banana.
Amber and I have started new projects. I received a copy of Interweave Knits in the post from Harriet and Amber fell in love with the beret. She decided to go for the wool leftover from Raj's green jersey and I started her off last night. I've never knit a pattern like this before so I hope I'm doing it right:
The blooming markers keep falling off the needles though. I've had to use blue wool as I don't have eight markers and anyway when I put one on the needle it too slid off even more easily than the wool.
Me, I've started some socks for myself - I think you can see the ball of Opal wool in the top pic just below the milk bottles. Having mucked up Rohan's jumper which is now Raj's I did want to knit my big boy something but he has assured me that he's happy with his fleece - "I'm not a knitted jumper type of boy anymore Mum - sorry". That's fine aslong as I know you don't feel left out I said. I'll just keep knitting for Raj until he becomes the same type of boy!
Before I go I want to just ask if anyone wants to do a swap or a few swaps with me? I had a clear out last month and have four books and some wool I'd like to pass on - they're a bit too nice to go to the charity shop. Here are pics of the things I have to swap. The first is a 400g of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran dyelot 987. I've taken two pics to show you the colour:
It's not as bright as the one on the right. It's a sort of old gold colour, a warm yellow - heck I'm not good at describing colours, sorry. Anyway, the books are:
This last one is described here on Amazon but it's the 1949 edition.
The books are all used ofcourse but the wool is brand new. Not sure how to do this. Do I bunch it all together or do it seperately? Perhaps you could tell me which item you want? On my part I would like any of the following: Martha Stewart mag, Interweave Knits, Spin Off, Peaches and Creme dishcloth cotton, some balsam fir from Maine for filling hearts etc, cotton velour for dollies, old patterned (woollen) cardigan/jumper that I can felt to make some more of these, some brown or grey wool in dk or aran to knit some more of these, old cotton and lace napkins to make some more of these, a skein of undyed sock wool, or even odd bits of retro fabric.
I hope that's not being too specific!!! I just thought if anyone has any of the above lurking in their cupboards we could swap - my cast-offs for yours. However, if you have something you think I might use please say won't you.
So come on then - let's clear our clutter or rather let's replace it with each other's!
Hope you have a great weekend and please don't eat as much as I will tomorrow.