Monday, June 07, 2010

Little things that are Fun

There are lots of things that I no longer get as part of my 'make-next-month's-rent' strategy. Since September I have bought four skeins of yarn (technically three because I haven't paid Julia back yet for one of them) so I'm pretty proud of myself for that. In fact, twice now I've gone to TBF for non-yarn items and returned with non-yarn items. Insane! It's hard sometimes though, to figure out how to have fun without spending money.

I had a little party on Saturday which was lovely. I'll post more pictures but it did it on a budget and had enough food left over I may not have to buy groceries for the week (as long as I don't mind carrots and dips for the entire week). Spike had a good time while my friends were here. He got some pets than perched on the windowsill before retreating to the top of the cupboards in order to scare people.

I'm still quilting like a mad woman. I'm making a quilt for my nephew for when he gets a big bed. I really enjoyed making it, and detailing how drunk I was when I did it, it turned out pretty well.

I couldn't actually get a photo without Lala.
For quilts are evil evil things.
Speaking of Lala, she's doing really well. She's gotten a lot braver and likes to tear around crazy like. Spike tolerates her.

Anyhoo, the whole thing that prompted this post was I was just getting ready for bed when I pulled out two new knitting books I just bought. I haven't bought any books or magazines for so long, soooooo long that I had forgotten how much fun it is to sit down with new knitting books and going through the patterns.
And yes, they are from Dressew. I am not made of stone. I regret nothing. I went there for buttons.

Now, I am going to go read these while drinking tea. Sweet dreams!


Angela said...

That is such a beautiful quilt!

Jenn said...

what a great collection of things!

Worsted Knitt said...

Got to love your little "quilting helper"! The quilt is really pretty.