First, look what loveliness Mr Postman brought for my eldest daughter:
this blog post by Sandra Cherry Heart and in my typical impulsive way immediately went online and bought all the supplies. I'm glad I did because (thanks to my mum) it is fabulous.
The pattern is Rye from Beresford Beach, a children's knitting pattern collection by Louisa Harding. I bought the book and the yarn (SMC Pertinio) from Laughing Hens. It is difficult to tell from the picture but the yarn has a very fine metallic thread going through it, so that when the light catches it shimmers ever so slightly.
Next on the list ... a bit of long overdue Christmas shopping. Look what I found in John Lewis!
Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt! This is going to be a stocking filler. In MY stocking. Hands off, family and friends!
Hmmmm I have just spotted that Flea Market Fancy is on sale here at the Village Haberdashery ... hello credit card, I may be needing you.
The third and final thing that I can take no credit for whatsoever is this: