Anyway, here are a few more cheerful things from the world of 'Stand and Stare'...
The 'Motorway Crochet Project' is working brilliantly. Here's blanket number 2, largely crocheted in the two weeks before halfterm and finished off during that awful 5 hour journey back from the Lake District. Its another 5X6 blanket, made with some chunky wool and a lot of blended DK yarns on a 10mm hook.
This is blanket number 3 - which only took a week to make because it's one large square. I found some lovely vari-colour baby yarn in a budget shop in Pershore. I blended it with some blue, green and white DK wools. It's really soft and snuggly.
Here's our lounge at the moment. We are waiting for a new suite, which should be delivered tomorrow. The two armchairs have been dragged in from the conservatory as a temporary measure. The old suite (which we got from the Co-op back in 1996!) is going to a friend's son. He and his family are going through some terribly difficult times at the moment and this is something of a 'cheer them up' measure.
We're not really "splashing the cash" though... The new suite was a bargain, clearance, factory direct purchase - costing less than 40% of what we paid for our old suite back in the 90s. One of those lucky buys that generally happen to other people!!!
Thomas - who loves a day sleeping on the suite if he can get away with it - was horrified when it all disappeared yesterday afternoon. He made me laugh though. It didn't take him long to work out that it was in the garage. You could almost see him thinking "Ha - sussed you! Now put it back...!"