My lovely guest Rufus was taking a little rest after a long walk and a bit of a loony tune session with Ben and some toys. He went home last night and has left quite a gap.
The first sock is ready for the Kitchener stitch joining. I do not like this at all and the only time that I attempted it was not tidy enough for me. However I will master this and will be avidly looking at some Youtoobing later.
The second sock is on the needles and half the ribbing is knitted.
I did have an embarrassingly large pile of gifts and wanted to share a couple with you.
My gorgeous new slippers, strands of yarn applied to the uppers make them perfect for me.
My yarn butler, I have been lusting for one of these for a while and am over the moon with it.
In fact I have it set up for my next pair of socks.
Francesca arrived safe and sound although shattered after her journey, 3 trains and a bus to get from Swindon to Neath. A dinner of homemade meatloaf followed by cherry cheesecake helped to get her back on track.
Roast Lamb tonight with the rest of the cheesecake to finish up.
More sad news, Liz Smith AKA Nana and Carrie Fisher have joined the list of losses for this year. Then we saw on the news that Richard Adams, who wrote the wonderful Watership Down, had also gone but at a grand age.
I am off to make a cuppa and perhaps sample a piece of mincemeat slice.