Craft night!

Every second Wednesday night Libby and I have a craft night. This is one of those everyday traditions that I treasure the most—just simple, relaxed and creative fun that makes an excellent catch-up. Because although we see each other at work every day, there’s not usually much chance to talk.

The idea is we go to Libby’s cute little flat after work and cook a tasty dinner and watch TV, while I knit and she sews. In practice the sewing hasn’t happened all that much—she has been learning to knit, but there are times when the machines are just ‘too much bother’. But they made an appearance this week as Libby excitedly cut and tacked what will soon be her long-awaited new trackies.

stitch it up

The advantage of knitting as opposed to sewing is that it is much more portable, and you can do it on the couch. I knitted my way through a substantial portion of a sock while sprawled happily on the uber-comfy, retro-orangey-good modular lounge.

sprawley-good

Inspector Rex reruns were the entertainment for the evening, and we had the yummiest panfried Moroccan prawns that all disappeared before we could take any pictures. (The tracksuit pants I’m wearing, in the spirit of comfy crafting, were made by the lovely Libby herself.)

I’m a big fan of loud and large social occasions, but now and then it’s nice to have these small and quiet times—they’re good for the soul.

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