As I have often said, eBay is my friend. It looks like YouTube may be going the same way. It encourages me in dangerous ways. I've just seen a YouTube tutorial about making a basket out of braided rope. I could do the same with a lucet cord made of rags. I really, really like the lucet, but this is the first thing apart from a rug that I've seen that would be worth it for me. Nothing in my stash is really suitable for the rag rug, though, so that means I am looking at buying desperately inexpensive polycotton. I need to step away from the 'Buy' button. I also really, really, really need to not start another project before finishing off some of the other outstanding stuff. I've found some interesting cleaning tips on there, though, so it's not entirely a waste of time. I just need to actually do some cleaning to use them.
On the bright side, while we failed to get a physical copy of The Prisoner of Zenda for bear, we loaded up the Kindle Reader on bear's PC and downloaded a free copy. He is also dipping into Treasure Island. I don't know how much he will actually read. He is still only just 10 and the language of Treasure Island is very different from the language that modern children's books use. If you compare Dickens with Rick Riordan (who writes the incredibly awesome Percy Jackson books) they are very different. Bear seems to be okay, but I'm not pushing him.
It's back to school tomorrow. Bear is downcast. I will breathe a sigh of relief and use some of the YouTube cleaning techniques.