::Hello......I'm still here::
Sorry it's been so long since my last post. I really don't know where the time has gone. I have still been popping in to your blogs and enjoying a good read. Thank you all for the lovely comments on my last post I appreciated each one.
The weather has been pants over the last couple of weeks. This has meant one wet picnic with friends, but fun none the less and lots of time indoors with the littlies. We took a window of opportunity today and popped out to our local pick your own farm and got some broad beans and strawberries and said hello to the alpacas (who were sporting a new haircut) and pigs called Mr Bubbles and Percy.
Smallest littlie is going to Kidderminster in a two weeks time to be an evacuee.
His school project this term has been WWII and to make it an experience they can understand they will dress as evacuees and go on a train to a Mansion House where they will Dig for Victory!
It's a great experience for them (the other two littlies have been before). It was easier when the girls went as they already had dresses in that style but dressing his nibbs was going to take a bit more thought.
He needed a tank top!! Sweater vest I think you call them over the pond.
I hunted through Ravelry for a suitable pattern but could only find baby patterns or gents.
Nothing else for it I had to wing it! Not the easiest of task for a bear of very little brain like me who has only ever knitted baby clothes before (apart from my socks). I just read hundreds of patterns and took little bits of info from each.
This is what I came up with..........
He loves it! So do I. He looks like he's straight from that lovely film
Good Night Mr Tom, which if you have never seen is a film everyone should see at least once. Littlie likes it so much he wanted to wear it to bed over his jammies! This afternoon I'll be wrapping a Persil Tablet box in brown paper and attaching string to it for his gas mask box. Mr TB has found a cap for him to wear and I have made a label to attach to his person to make it authentic!
My brothers wife is due to have baby number 4 in October so I have been trawling the baby patterns for nice easy knits to make. I found the most gorgeous baby sleep sack on Ravelry .................................
How cute is that???? Slight problem is the pattern is in French so nice but not easy! The extent of my school girl French allows me to order a Stella Artois in the pub up the road but not much else. Do you think I can wing it ? I wonder how it might look if the cables were owlie cables like I have seen in patterns on Rav? I figure it's worth a try. I don't know if she's having a boy or a girl (they have 3 boys already) so I bought some soft grey yarn and will add buttons and a lining according to which they have.
This is the yarn, 400g ball for the total bargain price of £3.50!!!!
Right my lovelies that's it for now, I am being distracted by the smell of the Tagine bubbling away in the oven which needs attention.
Have a great week.