I decided to have a go at a new stitch today and having found a granny square I liked in The Granny Square book I set about following the instructions for the popcorn stitch..Not very successful, so I decided to check out you tube and found the lovely Brittany :) Thank goodness for these people who spend ages creating clips to share their knowledge. I am a visual learner and found that within minutes the pattern made sense. However, looking back at the pattern I realised I had completely missed out a step! I am pretty sure that didn't help in the understanding of the pattern but even had I followed it correctly I know seeing it done was much easier and quicker :)
Milly has a friend staying and we dropped them off to see Thor at the cinema. Romantic couple that we are....we took the opportunity to be alone and spent the time doing the weekly food shop :) Then - because we really do know how to live ;) - we went to the chippy with the intention of sitting on the harbour wall to eat them. It was bitterly cold though so we sat in the car and listened to music.
Back home and Milly's best friend ( who lives just up the road ) has popped round and they are all upstairs chatting.
The local bonfire tomorrow night, the spare room to finish putting back together now the painting has been done and some Ebay listing will be some of the things filling this weekend.
I have made a start on Christmas shopping for Milly and this weekend hope to make a list for the rest of the family and aim to have it all complete by the end of November.. That's the plan anyhow - never managed it any other year but this could be the first :)