Pixies Band T. Shirt
Today is apparently Black Friday, sorry but I won't be partaking, to me it feels like another ploy to get your money off you. I would prefer to celebrate 'Wear your old band t.shirt to work' day which 6 Music fans are taking part in, so even though I am not at work today I will be putting on my Pixies band t.shirt while I do the housework, I know, not very rock and roll :) Technically it should be an OLD band t.shirt but mine seem to have shrunk in the wardrobe.
There are already reports on the news of fights breaking out at the shops, yes, fights! Seriously people saving a few pounds is not worth fighting about, I would rather do without.
My family will be receiving slouchy chunky home made socks for Xmas, made with love and no fighting involved. These are mine, well I had to test them out, made with James C Brett Marble Chunky £4.90 for 200g, I should be able to make 2 pairs out of this so thats £2.45 a pair. I found the pattern for them on http://www.downsizer.net/Articles/Make_your_own/Quick_and_Chunky_Sock_Pattern/
As you know I play in a Samba band which is huge fun but in the winter can be flipping freezing standing on the streets. Tonight we are playing at a Turning on the Xmas Lights event in a local town. I will be putting as many thermal vests under my band hoodie as possible and looking like the Michelin man no doubt. I came up with the idea of making myself a cowl in band colours to wear for the winter gigs, though the speed I knit it may be for next winter. Our band colours are VERY bright and cheerful, the assistant in the wool shop looked at the colours and said mmmm they are 'interesting' colours. She must have wondered what on earth I was making with florescent orange!
I want it to knit up quickly and be nice and chunky so I'm knitting with 4 threads in both colours. I don't think it's quite so 'in your face' with both colours mixed in.
I hope you all have a great weekend.
Welcome to Julie, Rambler and Rebecca :)