I cast on my first official Strictly Sock, one pair was finished before it even started properly tut tut.
These will be part of Fran's birthday gift. her Dad dyed the yarn. I am using her "recipe" and a centre pattern in the Old Shale stitch.
I did manage to bend the rules and knit for most of the evening.
Ali of the Little drops of Wonderful podcast, who is running the sock-a-long is allowing wips.
Soooo as well as starting these I also finished off a pair of DK socks which will be part of Fran's Christmas gift, I cast on several pairs in August and got them all to the same point. It will take very little time to get each pair finished while I watch the daily catch up show. dk knits up so fast and with only 48 stitches the rounds whizz by.
One of the rules is to bend every rule and get as much sneaky knitting in as possible. I am all for sneaky knitting.
Dinner last night was home made pizza, loads of veg, a home made tomato sauce and some yellow sticker Mozzarella, it was reduced fat but did the job very well.
Tonight we will have fish pie, with a sweet potato topping, sweetcorn and broccoli. There is a Pineapple Upside Down cake, I found some pineapple that I froze a few months ago, and Greek Yogurt for pudding if we need one.
The pineapples had been reduced to 30p, less than the cost of a small tin of the cheapest value anywhere, so I emptied the shelf.
The day started dry, then wet and just now the sun is glimmering, almost shining, but the forecast is wet.
I hope for better tomorrow as I am off out visiting for the day.
driving in rain holds no appeal for me.
A few hours have passed since the last paragraph. The dogs were walked as the sun came out to play. Washing was done and pegged out, soup was made. i went out to get the washing in just as a mini wannabe tornado wooshed through the garden and my whirlygig went down like a felled oak tree. luckily it landed on the fence and no washing was damaged or even marked.
Off we went to Ponty to look for another in Argos, I should have gone to Ammanford and tried Wilko, there was a road block with 3 police vehicles and 1 small car just off the entrance to the retail park. When we finally got through there was nothing other than a cheap as chips puny little thing that I wouldn't trust with my undies.
I will be going via Ammanford tomorrow so will have a look in Wilko's, fingers crossed that I find one as i do not fancy trekking to Swansea or Carmarthen.
Now I am flustered, hot and bothered and I still have the bed to make, it may have to wait till after dinner.
I am off to walk Ben and Herbie while the sun shines, oooooh nearly forgot, I have (hopefully) my last appointment early next month to get my mouth back in order. It will be so good to be able to crunch through salads again.