When I go shopping, I like to splash out. I like to spend, flash the cash, put my hand in my wallet, undo the purse strings, give my last penny, spend money like water, blow everything, waste my inheritance – and anything else that Roget’s Thesaurus can come up with.
In this case, I splashed out all of 50p.
Well, it had been marked down from £1 – how could I walk away?
This book is a gem. I wasn’t knitting when it was published, so somehow it passed me by, but I do remember Jackie magazine – not that my mother would let me have Jackie, oh dear no, far too silly, I had to borrow it from school friends on the quiet – and I think they used the same illustrator:
It’s the incidental details that get me – love the chairs – and what the heck is…
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