Mary-Jane, HK & I went out this morning, primarily to get bread and milk - our mini midweek shop. we had toyed with the idea of going to the Tat Shop at Cleator Moor to find Dad some books for his birthday next week. Now I know he doesn't read my blog, so I'll tell you what we got him, and you can't tell him either. We had only been in the shop not even a few literal minutes when my eye landed on 'Watership Down' by Richard Adams. I know he has a copy of this and other books by the author. But this copy was a 1976 illustrated copy, may or may not be a first edition. It is hard backed with dust cover in a presentation hard box. All for the princely sum of £2. I have been doing some googling today and found that it's value is between £50-£150. Bonus. I am more pleased that we found such a good book, that I know he will like. The fact that it is a bit of a rare book is just an added bonus.
This afternoon I have sorted all (well nearly all) my sugarcraft equipment out and did an inventory, so I know exactly what I have got. I quite enjoyed doing this. Hopefully it should get me motivated to do some. I'm sure if I make an excess of cake, I have a few friends I can ring up and ask if they want cake. Tomorrow I shall be busy baking cupcakes for Fobbles. I have decided to do two different sorts of cake and decoration. If I have enough time and the day goes well. The afternoon is supposed to be Beckermet Craft & Natter, so I need to get a wriggle on with my day from the start. The evening is supposed to be a visit to another WI for a Coffee Evening. I am going to knock this on the head as I think the day will be busy enough for me. Plus I may likely need the evening to do the vast majority of the cupcake decoration. I'll not spill the beans yet as how I plan to do them. I will deliver them first thing Friday Morning.
My needles have been whirring with the second Cableweave Moccasin. I am about half way through the top cabling. After this I will do Clue 2 on Mystery Shawl 28, in the vain hope that I will not start getting behind. Clue 3 will probably be knitted hot on the heels of Clue 2 in all honesty. The I will decide what to do for the rest of the week!