It was so warm yesterday, dullish, occasional sunshine and no air...you know that scenario? Good headache weather! Anyway, I took a tension headache tablet and went out with Barry and Laurie (my 23 year old) to watch some River Rafting at St Ives. The tension headache tablet left me feeling totally relaxed and headache free, I have been having daily headaches for about 10 days now and they have been getting me down.
We got there rather too late and all the best vantage points had been taken. Barry went and got himself and Laurie a beer and we sat on the grass, on my new raggedy edge quilt and people watched. I took some sneaky photos of people but liked this little darling the best. She had great fun crawling around and exploring. Can you imagine what it must be like to be experiencing grass for the first time, dry crispy tickly grass? I love watching babies as they learn their way through life...amazing stuff!
I still haven't finished the cash cotton cardigan, I sort of started on the spiderman blanket and got carried away. I couldn't find any aran weight in the right colours so I am using double knitting which is taking a wee bit longer to get it to size. I am really quite enjoying making it but those bright colours are a bit erm.....scary! We found the yarn in John Lewis in Peterborough, at first the assistant was not at all helpful, I found the red in one yarn but no blue, then the assistant went and found me the blue when she could see i was rather displeased with her 'that's all we have and we don't have a shade card to look at the colours' attitude. Then we went to the sewing department and asked about bobbins and shirring and things and the girls there were so different. So chatty, in fact I would really have liked one of them to be my friend, but she was a bit of a goer and went out in the evening a lot in her 60's clothes that she made for herself. Don't get me wrong, I like to go out but not all the time...I think my headaches are inhibiting me as well, alcohol and me don't mix lately!
Laurie and I have just got back form the market in St Ives, he wants me to make him some casual, drawstring trousers like my linen pants I love to wear and I am delighted that he wants me to make him some. He actually asked if I could make him 'some like them that I can make fall down on me bum' .... I know what he means though, you know those trousers they wear that look like they are about to fall off? I think perhaps he needs some new underpants if he's going to be showing them off to the world! Laurie is about 6'4" tall and has very long legs! He chose some floppy black/mustard denim type fabric and some camoflage fabric. It was good that we actually found some that he liked on the market, I though it was going to cost me a fortune in a department store, where it would probably have been cheaper to buy him some ready made. I also saw the right colours for the spiderman blanket on the market, at a very good price, but I needed the yarn on Saturday not today...perhaps next time....!
Oh and this is Laurie, my brother took him pike fishing in NI and took this happy photo of him with his 'catch of the day!'