Knitting, thrifting and clouds

HAPPY DAYS... I cast on a new project last night and with it, my mojo came back! I didn't get that much done but the fact that I am itching to get back to it pleases me a lot. 

As planned, this morning Little Miss and I went thrifting to find some fabric /pillowcases /men's shirts to transform for the Kids Clothes Week Challenge. Having already trawled the few shops in our tiny village, we went to beautiful Cranleigh - "England's largest village", and our former home. 

Our mission was only partly successful - there were some fairly nice shirts in the charity shops but reflecting the socio-economics of the area, they were between £6 - £12 each and frankly, I could buy a metre or more of LOVELY fabric for that so we didn't buy any of those *sigh*. However, we did manage to find a few bargains - a single bed duvet cover & pillow case set, a really old blanket (it has a sewn-in name tag that is blank from fading so much) which for some reason I was really taken with (my mum will say "what do you want with that old thing - reminds me of when we were kids") and a great 'knitting bag' all for less than £8. 

It's not until I took these pictures that I noticed fading on the pillowcase, but it should still be ok for my first attempt, a trial run of sorts. 

Of course a trip to Cranleigh wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Snoxhall Fields playground where Little Miss had fun and I mostly pondered the amazing clouds. 

The neighbouring 'brook' is now completely dry...
... so LM was able to play with the stones and twigs there

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Home again now, and the shabby blanket has already been put to use as an extra cover for the playroom "sofa bed"...

.... and I need to figure out where to start with that bedding. Hopefully I'll be able to post some triumphant pictures later *chuckle*

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