Thrifty goodies have been very very thin on the ground lately. It's never a great time of year for hunting and gathering. Most of the boots have stopped and so I'm missing going out and coming back with something I never knew I wanted.
I did find these at a market recently though. Still in the original wrapping. Gorgeously leary in their splodgy pattern. I knew Little Bun would love them being a wee bit partial to the purple. I left them hanging to dry on the Rayburn and as she walked past I heard an "ooohhh", followed by "can I have them please?"
I do think they need orange crochet trimmed edges first though or they will be far too tasteful and we can't have that can we.
Now what do you think of the wristwarmers I made for Eldest Bun? So easy to knit and cable, but oh so hard to actually sew up. I did it late at night when I should know better. First stitched them the wrong way round. Then I unpicked and stitched them up without a thumbhole. Got there in the end though. First christmas make all completed - hooray. As for the bedsocks, it's slow progress.
Today is really my last stitchy and making day before next weekend and I've ended up being a plumbers mate instead for most of it. My very useful and DIY able friend came over to sort a very big problem we had. We had a leaking overflow pipe from the hot water tank, but no way of getting to it. It must have been put up there and then the ceiling put back in after.
So today my friend climbed all over our roof trying to see in. I felt ill even looking up. I did do a good job though holding the ladder for when he finally came down. Next up we had to guess where the tank might be in Eldest Bun's room and cut holes though. After a few holes under the tank he then cut a square on the other side, went up and sorted the problem. Now there are a few holes, a really big square waiting to become a hatch, but thankfully no more drip drip drip.
I told you all this just in case you were under the impression that it can get quite exciting around here.
Have a good weekend won't you.