(I had two helpful assistants when decorating the cake which meant that every single type of decoration available had to be sprinkled and poked, if not eaten first, onto the cake)
...and a Mud Party in the garden.
The children are rarely as intently engaged in their activity as when they are making mud pies.
My blanket got a bit of attention too.
Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. It is sooooo helpful to hear other people's point of view. Making is quite often a solitary pursuit and having a whole new community to ask for assistance is fantastic!
I've bought some more yarn! Not the most frugal solution, but a very satisfying one.
I'm much happier with the colours now. The teal is balanced out by a couple more darker colours and there are some lighter and brighter ones too to stop the colours becoming too heavy - although realistically, I thought, if I have lots of yarn I can just get on with the blanket, not worry about the colours or where they go, and the finished thing will probably turn out ok! We shall see...