Happy Birthday Dad!
Haha! An interesting start to a craft blog I know but it's always worth giving the "old man" a mention - not least because he is a crafter of sorts himself, making all manner of furniture and decorations (of the Christmas variety) over the years (and he has great skills in printing off inserts for Mum's cards!).
The Easter hols continue at a pace so little crafting has been done around here. I've mostly been food shopping to replenish the cupboards that have been stripped bare by the boys and my husband whilst I've been at work. My turn to stay at home next week so I'm hoping to put the house back to rights and to catch up on the washing! Oh, the joys.
We went to London yesterday to Judy's Affordable Vintage Market at Spittalfields and had a great day out. I can't deny I was slightly disappointed by the market itself - there were lots of vintage clothes and jewellery stalls, not as much bric-a-brac as I was hoping for and only one fabric scraps bins to look through. There were lots of new scarves and T-shirts though! Still, the sun was shining, we went for a walk down Brick Lane and then a wander around Covent Garden and made it home in time to watch the Grand National (and lose in the sweep stake AGAIN).
I thought I'd share a couple of photos of unfinished projects. Firstly, the socks that I'm really not getting along with (I'm hoping for some words of wisdom from my Mum when she comes over for dinner later):
The colour is great and I like the pattern, I'm just totally confused!
And secondly, I started making this cushion cover last year (or maybe the year before, I've lost track) after seeing the pattern in Issue 2 of Knit Now magazine.
It's been a great project to have on the go because I've often just knitted a square when I was twiddling my thumbs of an evening and didn't want to get involved in a complicated pattern, and the back pieces of the cover are simple enough that I can just knit a couple of rows if I get bored. The end might be in sight though - I've nearly finished the second half of the back, then I need to sew it all together. I reckon in another years time it'll be finished!
Whilst finishing off birthday cake, I'll be catching up with everyones blogs over at Handmade Monday http://handmadeharbour.blogspot.co.uk/ this evening. Have a great week - I'm hoping for continued sunshine!
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