Aha. Monday! There you are: the light at the end of the Ikea tunnel. Mmm..maybe that's two empty boxes and an allen key away from being unfair. I like Ikea as much as everyone else in the family and this morning I have the aching muscles to prove it. So I'm not going to insult you by trying to pass off a visit to blue and yellow heaven as - you know, something new I did at the weekend. We went last week. We went this week. We bought the things we'd been talking about for the seven days in between.
We took our girl and the friend who will also be moving in...
and there you have it: there's the new thing, right there. I've never before taken prospective tenants with me to Ikea . They seemed to enjoy it. They had enough energy left at the end for the standard who's-going-to-push-the-trolley-round-the-warehouse argument; and so by the time we got home, we were in such high spirits we sent them to the chip shop to find dinner.
"Thanks for the nuggets and the wardrobe, shouted Tenant No 2 as she left later. Maybe this landlady has discovered a new USP?
Yesterday it was back to the real work. I was on curtain hemming duty, which was no hardship. I'd found beautiful linen curtains (called Aina) in Ikea, for less than I'd pay for the fabric, so all I had to do was shorten them. Which left me with four lovely pieces of natural linen to do with what I like, once I've finished up a couple more knitting projects.
|A little autumn man sock action until my new yarn arrives|
If you caught Saturday's post, you'll have seen my first ever finished colourwork yoke sweater. Next? A poke-hat, by special request. I haven't knitted a poke-hat before. It's a hat which looks like a pokeball, for a head which looks very like the one belonging to that nephew of mine, Little E. I can start as soon as the yarn arrives. Which reminds me: something I learned? I'll pass it on in case it helps any knitters out there. If you are trying to substitute the yarn in a pattern for something else you have, take a look at yarnsub.com for suggestions based on similar gauge, fibre content and you can search by price too. It doesn't have a special section for poke-yarn, though, I worked that one out by myself. Til next time, have a good week!
Last week Alexandra, Helena, Eileen, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Ladkyis, Maggie, Fiona, KraftyKaren and Deb made a memo on Monday. Go on, give 'em a wave! And maybe think about joining us?