Almost 4" tall, I could not eat it all luckily Ben loves Yorkies and had almost half of it. Not all at once, I split it over two days dinner for him.
My chunky jumper is done, I tried it on and almost melted so it is on the model now.
I love the neck and will be making it again, possibly twice, in different colours.
Then there is the half. After the bright red socks I decided to give my eyes a rest.
The same basic pattern, better wool and calmer colours. I made the cuff twice as deep and added a few extra rows of SS before shaping the heel. This pair is to order and there are another three pairs requested. I will have to wait for my bright pairs, but I am happy to do so for a little while. The second sock is on the needles and will possibly be finished tonight.
Meanwhile there is a pair of long moccasin style socks in the book that I love, I will be getting the yarn for them on Tuesday, unless of course I can not wait that long. After all it is only a 30 minute trip to Llandeilo and there is always the ice cream shop......
I will be sewing again over the weekend, first I need to wind some bobbins, I Hate That Job with a passion. It means unthreading my machine or moving all my sewing about to set up another machine just for the task. I get through a lot of bobbins, often 20 in a week.
I looked online for a bobbin winder but could only find a battery operated one. I saw problems with loose wound bobbins as the batteries lost their power.
After careful thought and consideration I looked for prewound bobbins, found some and have ordered a small box. The deciding factor is that they hold much more thread than my machine will wind onto each. That will save me time and the cost is not prohibitive. I will let you know how I get on with them.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was a way of just loading a spool of thread for the bottom stitch in exactly the same way as the top stitch.
The sun has come out to play this morning, although there was a very light sprinkle of rain a while ago.
My cabinet has arrived and is lovely, now I just have to decide what to put in it.
I emptied the book shelves that were in the corner and have 2 bags full to take to the library. They sell them 4 for a £1 and the money helps to cover costs, it is totally self funded and does not get money from any other source.
I am off now, I have a shopping trip arranged and am on chauffeur duty.
Have a good weekend, fingers crossed for sun shine.