I will shut up about caravan stuff soon, I promise!
I've finished the main body of one of the throws, just need to do 2 or 3 rows of edging now. I'll be glad to see the back of it. Sue, yes I'll be picking up the ends and crocheting them in with the edging - trouble is, there are still lots of ends in the middle part to weave in....if you see what I mean! It's a big granny square - well, it started off that way - I changed colours every 2 or 3 rounds. Anyway, it looks nice, even nicer when it's finally finished! The second throw is all stripes, no ends in the middle to weave in, so will be easier.
We won't be staying overnight at the van for the first couple of weeks, not until we've finished taking the old sofa out and making good before putting the new furniture in. We do have several fleece throws in the van, both in the lounge and the bedrooms - well, they're not in the van at the moment, we brought them all home at the end of last season. The crocheted throws are additional, to give a bit of colour (the fleeces are all plain ones) as well as extra warmth.
I've not had much luck getting curtain liners, well not in the sizes I need anyway - I would have to alter them all and you know how much I hate sewing! I've had an idea though - think I might just buy some cheap cream fleeces and cut them to size - should be able to just use iron on hem/webbing stuff, or maybe even get away with not doing that at all - I don't think fleeces fray do they? Then it's just a question of fitting them behind the curtains, using the existing curtain hooks. They're just for extra insulation on the single glazed windows, they'll be hidden behind the curtains, so it doesn't really matter what they are. Everything we do in the caravan, we try to do on a budget, with an eye to practicality and comfort as well as saving money.
I didn't get round to doing the menu lists yesterday, too busy with other things, so that'll be a job for today. Had a nice dinner yesterday - pork loin chops in a homemade cider cream sauce with sage and thyme. Roasted parsnips and new potatoes, which I parboiled first then squashed prior to roasting, to get more crispy bits. Savoy cabbage and green beans. Today it'll be a pasta bake of some sort.
Finally there's now a little bit of colour appearing in the front garden, other than the roses round the front door which have continued to flower, albeit small flowers that sometimes don't get past the bud stage. There's one lovely deep pink cyclamen (I planted several, but only one seems to have survived), and in pots some yellow crocuses and some tiny narcissi. Very welcome signs of Spring to come.
I'm going to try and get the final edging rounds of the blue blanket done today, if not the remaining ends to weave in, that'll be done tomorrow hopefully. One job off the list.