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Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Simple Woman's Daybook: 30th November

Outside My Window ... snowing, windy, grey but fortunately snow is not settling.

I am thankful ... that our son is not going to Afghanistan with the naval reserve. There are enough naval personnel from the decommissioned vessels to go instead of reserves. Good for a couple who have been married barely 6 months.

From the kitchen ... Ian has just gone downstairs to make a quick lunch before he goes to U3A art.

I am wearing ... M & S long grey warm skirt, Uniqlo blue polo neck jumper and matching cardigan. I bought this skirt over three years ago for I thought it would be warm to wear to work. At that time I was working as a cataloguer behind the scenes at a London public library. I left before the winter, suddenly decided I'd had enough of the bullying manager.  Never regretted going.

I am going ... nowhere today. Healthwise I will stay indoors.

I am reading ... Diary of a nobody. Picked it up from reading group yesterday.

I am hoping ... that Martha's training for the London Marathon will go well and she receives much sponsorship for pancreatic cancer in memory of 27 year old Gemma. Martha's just giving website is . I will be reminding you of this until 17th April and beyond.

Around the house ... house creaking, always does this with central heating.

I am creating ... last 10 cms of the neck of my polo neck jumper. Have been taught the magic loop system for using circular needles. 
Yesterday went along road to see Mel and was shown that I was knitting my socks inside out, using the needles the wrong way. Have been advised to buy Knit pro sock circular needles. Needed 2.5 size and phoned Ian who just happened to be in Kingston but John Lewis didn't have that size. Everything either side. Will try Mrs Moon our local yarn shop where I go to knit, chat and receive advice every other Thursday.

A Picture Thought I Am Sharing ... 

Time for lunch, so byeee, don't forget to look at Martha's website.


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  1. I'm probably being completely dim, but can't you turn the socks inside out when finished?

  2. Z, I did wonder that too but I am a complete newby with regards to knitting in the round. Mel teaches knitting, and sock knitting in particular (as well as KS2 part time) so I bow to her greater experience.

    She was the catalyst in August for me returning to knitting and has been most helpful. Ian (DH)came back yesterday with 3 different knitting magazines so have great encouragement from him too.


  3. Hello PixieMum,
    Love your new hair style . Think it suits you well . Also new jumper looks good. Have you come across the circular needles that have just one length of plastic but several inter changeable ends ?Also bamboo needles are supposed to be great for socks although i haven't any .Love knitting !