I mentioned previously that I wanted to get some projects that had been abandoned finished before the end of the year. I chose two last week that had the least amount to work on to call them finished.
The white cardigan is the Jasmine Baby Jacket, which only needed the buttons sewing on. The pink cardigan is the Puerperium Cardigan, all that needed doing on this one was the edging on the sleeves and to sew buttons on.
Both cardigan patterns are free and can be found on Ravelry.
This week I chose something else to try and finish and hopefully I will have that completed to show you next time.
I have also been working a little on my mitred square blanket.
This is a long term project and won't be finished anytime soon, but that's ok, I love working on it and I have plenty more mini skeins to choose from.
Mine and Jacobs's outing last week was to a local canal trust which have toddler boat trips each Wednesday morning for £1, well you can't get much for £1 these days so we had to give it a go.
The trip is just half an hour with songs along the way to keep the children entertained whilst the boat travels along the canal and through a couple of tunnels. Afterwards there are some crafty activities in the cafe. It was something different and Jacob seemed to enjoy his trip on the banooke.
( A Banooke is Jacobs word for a barge, we have no idea why, perhaps a combination of canal boat and barge and his little mind came up with the word Banooke 😆 )
Later in the afternoon we made gingerbread men, one had an accident, oh dear, lol
This week I took him to a local playcentre called Little Lobsters. It's much nicer than the big indoor playcentres, everything is in one big room and is more geared to imaginative play with different sections of play such as construction, a shop, kitchen, dressing up as well as a ball pit, slide and various ride on toys. All the children are called together at the end of the session for a sing-a-long, It's definitely somewhere I'll take him again, especially if the weather isn't good.
Last Sunday I had a day out to the Festive Gift Fair at the NEC with Joanne and Stevie and Bonnie. Compared to previous years It wasn't so good, there were a lot of stands selling the same sort of things, a bit disappointing really. The girls bought a couple of things, I came home with nothing, that must be a first, there just wasn't anything that took my fancy.
The Grinch made an appearance though and Joanne queued for Bonnie to have a photo.
Well I think that's me just about caught up on what's been happening here.
Last week Mark started the preparation to decorated the back bedroom so new wallpaper will be going up tomorrow, I said I would paint the ceiling so that he can just get straight on with it in the morning. Everything takes so much longer because he only has the weekend, but at least the bedroom isn't needed so I can shut the door on the chaos while It's going on.
See you soon