Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Click click click.....

There's been a bit of knitting lately.
My latest is this cushion cover, no pattern just played with an idea and really pleased at the end result.

O had a sleepover which he hasn't managed for a very long time. Daughter and M took themselves out on a date night,  probably only the second time since O's birth. The children came here knowing that they could be picked up for home late or sleep here. In the end the girls went home and as O had already decided what we were having for breakfast and that he was going to text his mum to come and get him after breakfast,  he stayed. Good as gold as they say and I got my extra cuddle in bed from 6:15 till 7am when we got up leaving granddad for his lie-in.

Term restarted for our art group but we have lost the use of the hall attached to the church that we've always used, apparently it is going to be a coffee shop! We have now the use of the small room within the church but if anything else is using the main hall we can't use the small room as we then wouldn't have access to the kitchen or toilets without walking through the hall. first one was at Sue's house and the second one is tomorrow so I'll let you know what the little room is like.

Trish who hosts her craft group each month held the January one at her house with shared lunch. This was postponed from our Christmas lunch. I think there were eight of us there, all busy and all very chatty.  Trish produced a couple of quiz sheets to keep us amused straight after lunch. Sue had asked me about the baby ball I'd previously knitted and could I show her next time how it's done, so I've told her to knit the six rectangle/tubes needed and then I'll show her how to put them together. So now I'm knitting 12 rectangle/tubes so I can have one ball finished and one to demo on rather than doing her's for her. Also as I was still working on my cushion cover Joan was fascinated mainly because there are seven bobbins of wool hanging. She wants me to get her started on one next time we meet too, so I've told her what she needs to bring and now I've started another one so I can show her how to carry the wools across the back each time. I'm so much better at doing for others to watch rather than explaining.

We've been quite rubbish at housework for some time now, it's always a case of we see something needs doing one of us will do it, like when the sun shines we notice what furniture needs dusting.  But we are both guilty of not noticing as much as we should,  I'm usually in the bathroom without my glasses on, that sort of thing. So as well as the see-it-do-it we are starting a plan to focus on just one room each week to have a thorough clean and sort. So far so good.

Hubby also has some more diy house changes afoot, and I can't put him off any longer as he always needs a project. I'll report on progress of course.

Meanwhile I'll get back to knitting 😊


Michelle said...

That cushion is gorgeous. Very sophisticated looking as if something sold in the Conran shop. Or something similar. It occurs to me that I do not know what the Conran shop sells. It looks as if something I'd imagine is sold at the Conran shop. Or somewhere selling things for Homes and Gardens.

MumB / @mumbosh said...

Thank you for that lovely compliment. Just had to look up the shop because I didn't know it either and wow in their 50% sale they sell cushion covers for £27.50 so I should get knitting faster and make my fortune :-)