Yesterday I did another recce of a couple of shops in Peterborough. A £ shop in the Rivergate Centre which had quite a lot of practical bits and bobs for next to nothing but I always check the £ shops out as quite often they have bits and bobs a lot cheaper than anywhere else so I go there first and if its cheaper I purchase otherwise I do not.
The other shop I went into was Iceland. I used to use them regularly because its the extra bits and bobs not in the freezers that are really usually good prices. However I have not been in for quite a little while. I am glad I popped in. I was quite impressed with the Christmas goodies so I shall be going and getting some bits and bobs from there. Quite a nice range of things the dearest thing being about £12 and that was Sea Bass. Will need to sort the big freezer out a bit before I go as I have quite a few things I want to get done in the run up to Christmas. Wherever you can save the pennies is a bonus as it means you can stretch what you have that bit more.
I have also bought a few more bits from the Polish shop round the corner and the Asian paper shop. Not specifically Christmas orientated but it will come in useful then. I must say I am having fun trying to work out what is in the packaging of some of the bits and bobs. So far not doing too badly. A lot of the bits are going up towards the Christmas box.
I have also bought some more reduced veggies, some Chanteney carrots, some courgettes, and some bananas which I thought I might turn into banana cake and then freeze it. Will come in handy Still plenty to do.
I am also trying to do a minimum of two pattern repeats on my scarf I am knitting (16 rows [8 rows per pattern] of an evening. Last night I did 32 rows; it is growing steadily and I am quite chuffed with how I am getting on just pacing myself. I am going to keep plugging away at it and hopefully learn how to use my mum's brother chunky and four ply/double knitting wool machines. They will be coming home tomorrow.
Here is the link for the pattern which is a free one off of Ravelry.
I am also lining up a cowl and some fingerless mittens to do as well all in cream wool. I think we are going to need scarves, gloves etc. to keep warm this coming January I think it is going to be a real cold one.
Its wet horrible and freezing here in Peterborough and blowing a bit of a hooley and I have the heating on as I have gone cold on the inside which is never a good sign.
Busy weekend again as usual. No peace for the wicked.
Catch up with you shortly
Right must get a wriggle on.