Yesterday was Knit and Natter, lots and lots of Natter and quite a lot of knitting, even more yarn stroking and a little buying and ordering.
There was tea and coffee and a pack of the naughtiest biscuits in the world. Choc chip cookies, multiple chips, half covered in a thick layer of chocolate. MMMmmmmmmm.
Shhh...I had 2.
I took this book with me,
and had fun with some startling loud yarn.
Is it a bird?
Is it a plane?
Course not , it is a slightly wonky pair of socks. I finished one last night and made the other today. I made the largest size and they are too big for me.
The cast on was too loose but I am as pleased as punch with them
I will be making another pair in the next size down, just taking 2 rows off the foot length. I made the toes blue on a whim and will repeat the colour change on the next pair.
There are some gorgeous patterns in the book and once I feel comfortable with all the stages, and get the tension right, I will be working my way through most of them.
I have had a request for a Knitting bag with Owls, purple was mentioned. I had a quick look on the internet and found some fabric, it should be here by the weekend.
Apart from that it is still raining, and blowing. Tomorrow should see an improvement, I care not.
I am in socktopia, floating on a cloud of brightly coloured balls of yarn dotted with stitch holders.
Dinner last night was a chilli made with Quorn mince, and very tasty it was too.
Tonight it is beef casserole in a Yorkshire pudding, if the rain stops as forecast I will cut a cabbage to have as well.
I have a stack of RTC meat in the freezer and will use some each week. I can see Ben doing very well indeed out of it.
Now I am off to find some more bright, in your face, yarn for my second attempt.