Aka pea and mint soup – it might not look like much, but sometimes the simplest of meals can be the best.Â Â Nin maintains it looks like swamp (not that she’s ever seen one), or perhaps snot – children are so lovely *sigh*.
Nin and Ted were asleep by 6pm, dh was working on the Isle of Wight, so the older boys and I made popcorn andÂ gotÂ out Risk.Â Is there a much better way of spending a Friday night?
I finished the red cushion.Â Originally covered in a ‘fluffy’ cover (what were we thinking buying fluffy cushion covers with 4 children, 2 cats and a dog in the house?)Â Gilbert (the Korat) took exception to them and has systematically been tearing the fluff out.Â He approves of the new cushion far more.
It wasn’t the most inspiring knit, I’m rather flitty by nature and knitting two squares isn’t the sort of thing that holds my attention well, but it had to be done (well, a second one also has to be done, but I’m working up to that).
If you’re interested, here’s a close up (I need a bit of practice with close-up photos):
Whilst I’m on the subject of knitting, I finished this little doll a while ago, she’s a prototype, as I’ve designed the pattern myself, it needs a bit of a tweak:
As you can see, her tail is removeable.Â Her tail fin needs to be larger and her arms a little longer – but I’m pleased with how she turned out and will be making the necessary amendments with the next one (once I’ve finished the few bitsÂ I need to get done before that – Nin needs a new dressing gown and I’m finishing off a cowboy hat for Ted’s doll).
And finally, the perfect thing for a rainy day?Â Make playdough!