Socks and Hat that is.
I don't know what happened yesterday, I was up in good time. Ben was walked at the usual time, washing done, chores done and so on. I did not leave very early for knit and natter and I was not late back.
Dinner was a very easy short cut version of Baked Beans and Bacon, 20 minutes to get it started and into the mini oven to simmer away for an hour.
It was not until I got into bed that I realised that no photos had been down/uploaded and no blog written.
I had plenty of time and did nothing out of the ordinary, the rest of the day just slithered away from me.
Perhaps that was a good thing because I loaded the photos and got them on here in seconds, I just hope that I can remember how next time.
These are the socks knitted in the truly awful yarn.
The Ditto hat that took most of the remaining yarn.
I just love the flower pattern made by the decreasing on the crown.
I will be using this pattern again, for myself.
My glorious technicolour sock yarn.
I decided that it needed calming down a little so will do heels and toes in this blue.
I have been very busy this morning but will be casting on the second sock soon, very soon.
I have another hat started, just a k2 p2 rib hat on a 16" circular, I found a ball of Aran Tweed which should make 2 hats. These will go towards my project for next year. They are the ideal project for knit and natter, travelling as a passenger and decent telly watching, no counting rows at all. Just knit 21-23 cm and do the decreasing.
Of course I forgot to take a photo, I will when it is finished. I found a simple mitten pattern and printed that off for when I need a break from hats. I have a stash of yarn, both DK and Aran so am all set.
I had a good afternoon in Deb's wool shop, there were about a dozen of us (and TWO packets of lush choccy biscuits) I was surprised to see that I had knitted 9 cm of hat, almost half way.
We chatted about a myriad of things, ranging from the new £5 notes containing tallow, to David Attenborough and Ben Fogle. Of course there was new yarn to look at, well the colour charts as it doesn't arrive till later in the week
B U T the most exciting thing was A New baby. One of our group had a C Section, during the early afternoon, and was delivered of a bouncing baby girl. I have it on good authority that as soon as possible little Sophie will be regular attendee on Tuesdays. Note to self, wear soft and machine washable tops on Tuesdays.
I think that is all for today, I need to get the washing in from the garden and get that sock cast on.
One last thing, a bit of confession, I spent a fair bit of time yesterday evening listen to Heart extra Christmas radio. Yes Christmas music all the way, I was lucky in that it was all "my era" and before. I may never tune in again but it was lovely.