I got up to leaden skies that seemed to be skimming the roof line, out of that came drizzle, pouring down, a bit more drizzle and then the heavens really opened.
I did manage to get Herbie out for a quick walk, more of a mad dash truth be told. Ben took one look out of the front door, shook his head in amazement at my foolishness, turned round and marched to the back door. It was obviously garden time for him.
The SO and I were in agreement, sofa surfing was the order of the day. We did do all the normal chores first though.
I did the fridge sort and tidy, there is now a wonderfully aromatic veg curry cooling down, tomorrows dinner.
A puff pastry lattice filled with salmon and bechamel sauce is in the oven, along with a sweet potato in it's jacket, we will share that. A small tray of chopped courgette is in there also and there are carrots, broccoli and cauliflower steaming on the hob. I am looking forward to that.
fast forward..... just as I typed the last paragraph the timer pinged and dinner was ready. It was delicious.
I have been knitting, of course that is what rainy days were made for, and one sock is finished and it's partner started.
The yarn is Drops Delight Print, a very plump 4 ply with a halo.
I knitted the gusset and heel in eye of partridge stitch and it is really soft and a bit bouncy. These are going to be lovely and warm in my boots when the cold weather gets here. I only wear short socks with boots as I either have trousers or thick tights on.
I have enjoyed my lazy day but hope that there are not too many of them. I like to keep busy and soon get fidgety if I am idle.
I need to check to see if a walk is on the cards, Ben will keep the sofa warm for me but Herbie needs to burn up some energy.
I feel much the same, I need a walk and some fresh air. If it is still hammering down I will wear my dryzabone and see if I can wrestle Herbie into a coat.
Love the socks-you really are a super fast knitter, Pam. I am still finishing the Harry Potter wreaths and have one to finish winding the yarn round and 3 to attach the bits on to. Eed to get a move on with my sewing as well.,ReplyDelete
There is always something that needs doing when you craft.Delete
Sorry Pam sunny and warm here again today, been in the garden, love your socks.ReplyDelete
Make the most of every decent day, they will soon be but memories.Delete
Loving those socks, bright and cheerful, perfect on a rainy day.ReplyDelete
They are indeed, they will be warm as well.Delete
What great socks. I plan to get back to sock knitting next Winter. Here we are into Spring and I am making myself finish a few of the umpty-something UFOs before I start on Summer knitting, though I confess cotton yarn arrived late last week for a Summer top - it keeps calling me!ReplyDelete
Michelle in Wellington, NZ.
My WIPs in hiding are a bit scary, I know that there is a sweater that is 2 years old,far too much knitted to frog. It WILL be finished this winter and probably go to a clothing bank for the homeless. Nothing wrong with it, I just fell out of like with it.Delete
Like us it was a beautiful day except I bit windy but it looks like rain at the moment.ReplyDelete
Your socks are really pretty, I wish I was quick at Knitting.
Hazel c uk
If the SO didn't help in the house and garden I would not have half the knitting time.Delete
I am in awe how quickly you knit those socks. Rainy and windy here.ReplyDelete
They are shorties and I get a pair out of 50 - 60 grams of yarn depending on how plump it is.Delete
Wish we would get rain. It's a balmy 25 today but further inland it's much much warmer and not a drop of rain in sight.ReplyDelete