I’m so excited because this week my creative space is filled with two new things to start. One of which I’ve never done before and involves these…
a size 19mm knitting needle (19mm! who knits with these things? really who – say if you do – don’t be ashamed – just raise your hand) and a 5mm crochet hook. All I need now is some aran (worsted) weight yarn. Hopefully I can get that tomorrow after the trip to the Royal – opening hours permitting!
The other is something I have done a lot of in the past but not for a while – cross stitch. As you can see this one is worked on a piece of sacking, I mean, 32 count natural linen and the main part of the design is in various shades of green.
And look I have a new ironing board. Well actually that would be a third new ironing board. Tuesday whilst I was being transfused B picked me one up from the local Tesco with the shopping and we had the following conversation…
Me: ‘You know I love you.’
B: ‘What have I done wrong?’
Me: ‘Nothing! But I see you got me an ironing board. It’s a bit slim.’
B: ‘It was the only one they had.’
So one extreme to the other – too big to too little.
We took the ironing board back yesterday, well I type we, I sat in the car while B went in and then I remained in the car when B came back for his Tesco card because he had paid mostly with vouchers so they had to re-credit the points.
Off we went to a larger Tesco where they had a ‘just right’ ironing board which B lugged round whilst we topped up a couple of things the usual one doesn’t have, like pomegranates!
We were stood at the car with the ironing board leaning against me – and I noticed that one of the leg caps was bust. So B went back to customer services with the ironing board while I wondered into a nearby shop. They were surprised B had made it out of the shop the first time as the security tag was still on. B went and got another ironing board, went back to customer services where they removed the tag and left the shop. The alarm went off! The security guy called him over and removed yet another tag!
Bud has given the ironing board the once over and confirmed that B doesn’t have to be harassed by another one for a good while.
And other creative spaces await you here.