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.
I did my ripple blanket, hubby decided we could have the pie he made for tea tonight and ordered in Pizza, just to celebrate Strictly back on, it was a brilliantly good show, very few left feet.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed the show, I watched the It takes Two on Monday, just to get some more Strictly sock knitting in.Delete
Pam,why don't you shop online for a new washing line ? much easier xReplyDelete
I did that last time and was not too pleased with what I got, I like to see what is there before I buy. I could have sent it back but needed it there and then.Delete
Pam, I wouldn't even attempt coming to Swansea at the moment. City Centre is worse than after the blitz with all the roadworks. Took 45 minutes to get into town yesterday instead of the usual 10!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the heads up, I will stay away for a while.Delete
Oh, I recognise those socks! I’m doing the kal too and saw that photo but didn’t know it was you. I’m CathP53 on Ravelry. Off to Colorado tomorrow so there will be lots of rule bending and watching the dancers again on YouTube and any American Strictly I can find. Socks are so good for knitting when travelling. Good luck with the dental work.ReplyDelete
I watched the Strictly It takes Two program last night and again this morning to squeeze in a bit more. It is fun to bend those rules till they squeal.Delete
I enjoyed strictly too. Not very impressed with Antons stupidity yet again this year. Impressed with Graeme Swan doing the floss in his dance and Kevin and Stacey's quickstep.ReplyDelete
I was sock knitting too.
I am not sure what space his head is in but he does not have (on the surface) the pick of the bunch. Time will tell.Delete
I don't watch Dancing with the Stars anymore. No one on this season makes me want to turn to ABC and watch or even DVR it.ReplyDelete
I did watch some of America's Got Talent, and saw Courtney Hadwin several times. She is interesting but I think her Mick Jagger moves are a little tiring. I loved Janis Joplin, but Courtney Hadwin is not Janis, even if she can sing like her.
Hope you find a new washing hanger. My husband strung some rope out on the covered patio and things dry quite fast with the west wind.
Love the socks!
I have not tried to get any of the dance shows from other countries. Perhaps I better have a look. I would love a straight washing line but my garden layout prohibits that.Delete
Blimey. The police heard that you were coming and blocked the road :-)ReplyDelete
It was all very "Miami Vice", I looked at the local news but there was no mention of it.Delete
The only thing I am watching on TV at the moment is Celebrity Masterchef which I don't usually watch. It's been quite good though.ReplyDelete
Looks like we have another sunny day lined up but it's nice and chilly....just how I like it.
I'm afraid if I had pineapple here it wouldn't make it into the freezer. I adore pineapple :)
The only cooking program that I make a point of watching is James Martin on Saturday morning, I record it and then watch at my leisure. I bought far too many pineapples to eat fresh, although we did munch through too many in 2 days. gaviscon anyone?Delete
My goodness, a mini tornado doesn't sound good. Thankfully there was no damage.ReplyDelete
It wasn't really a tornado but a very strong blast of wind that that seemed to whirl round the garden, my trees were bending over so far that I thought they would be uprooted.Delete