My family has done well so far this winter, but I am sad to say that my husband and both my children have all been struck down with at least 2 very different viruses right now (and Jitterbug is not very good at being ill, and I'm not very good at pretending to be the patient loving wife.... my stress levels are high!). This means you will have to deal with some not great photos taken last night.
I cast-on this Cable Slouch Hat a couple of nights ago, but as you can see I've not gotten very far. I'm in a bit of a funk right now - what I want to knit I can't until needles arrive, and everything else is just 'meh'. This was the only pattern that really jumped out at me, and luckily I had some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky just waiting to be used.
One of my new year resolutions was to make time for other needle-crafts, so while watching The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo last week I started this. The stitches are not great, due to me having to undo my first try (too close to the edge - must read instructions fully next time!) so the second go was a tad rushed. I don't have a picture of what it is, I think my sofa ate it, so you'll just have to wait and see what it is!
I recently watched a TV show called "Piers Morgan meets..." or something like that. The basic premise of the show is Piers Morgan interviews some really famous people and gets them to talk about their life. Richard Branson was on this particular episode (it was a repeat), and I really enjoyed what he had to say.
I bought this from our local book shop (every book is second hand, and every single penny goes to a charity who spend it helping local groups and events (pre-schools, village fayres, community projects etc, etc)). They sell a variety of books, adult and childrens. I am in there once, usually twice a week looking at books with Bubba and Gremlin (who are avid book-lovers), and occasionally I get to look at some books myself. I had been after his autobiography for a long time, so when I saw it for the bargain price of 50p I snapped it up!
So far, I love it. It helps that I happen to like Richard Branson anyway, but to read about his life and just how lucky he actually was, and also how silly he was in some situations, makes him even more likeable in my opinion.