I couldn't resist the little ones - they were so cute - if indeed a vegetable can be regarded as cute!
There was a total lack of nice fabric to be had today, which is no bad thing, but we did find some books for the Minx and Sausage Monster, including a Where's Wally that we didn't already have. These are Monster's favourite books - probably because they don't involve much actual reading!
I did find this little 49p beauty for me, published in 1979 - can you tell?
Lots of 'how to' photos for which, no doubt, the author/model had the manicure to beat all manicures - fab nails girlfriend!!
I also gleaned some priceless inspiration for what to make with all those odd granny squares I've made. What do you think? I suppose it needs the right blouse and accessories.
If you are ever stuck for what else to make other than rippled blankets how about these babies:
Oh wow - how about the two worn together, with maybe a crochet camisole? Tell me honestly what you think please ;)
As promised here's an update on the Minx's surprise ripple blanket. I usually manage about two to three stripes each evening before the repetetive thumb strain sets in.
Last night I rippled to Dirty Dancing, mine and my Mum's all time favourite film. I welled up a couple of times, especially when I realised I would normally spend half term holidays with her and my Dad. He doesn't cope well with the kids and I don't cope well with two little ones and one, even more demanding, 70 year old one so those days are, sadly, gone.
This time last year we were at Mum's and there was no indication that she was anything other than perfectly healthy. We have so many good memories though and I know she was there with me last night watching our film :o)
We're meeting up with friends tomorrow so whilst the children play together us girls can drink tea and talk, talk, talk :o)
Thanks for all your comments you guys - I may not manage to reply to all this week as I don't envisage much time on the computer!! If I so much as walk towards it Sausage starts badgering me to be allowed to play computer games so it's easier not to!!
Here's a big hug - HUG xxx - that's for nothing, just wait until you do something (as my mother used to say) !!