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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Knitting update.

My last posting mentioned I had started another pair of socks for Ian, pleased to say they were finished a couple of days ago, have been washed, blocked and are waiting in the drawer to be worn. 

It will take some time to lose the creases caused by knitting in the round using Magic Loop, perhaps I need larger sock blockers, the important factor is that socks are not tight around Ian's legs. 

The next project is moving along, the back of a cardigan for Edward has been completed, the right front started. 

The back a couple of weeks ago. The pattern is Sporty Car Coat, appears fairly simple but needs concentration to ensure the slipped stitch on right hand side isn't missed, likewise on wrong side the same stitch must be purled. It is a while since I followed this pattern, seem to have forgotten the detail. Must remember the mantra "Count your stitches one by one", just as one counts blessings and is thankful, especially on the fifth Sunday in the month. 

Life otherwise is trundling along, busy at the Library Archive and yesterday met up with parents from our antenatal group formed nearly thirty five years ago. One couple live up north, they were down south this week so four of the original five couples laughed, chatted, reminisced. 

Saturday, 2 January 2016

A review.

have decided to talk a break from my blog. It has been a struggle to be interesting, the spark isn't there, I avoid religion and politics like any good dinner party guest,  if anyone is interested in my knitting progress the details are available in Ravelry and sometimes on Facebook, I am careful not to announce to the world that we are about to set off on holiday and leave the house empty, on our return the posting seems like a postcard arriving weeks late. 

Instead, I shall dip in here when the muse strikes, meanwhile, in case it has been construed that life isn't good, it must be said we had a lovely Christmas with Daughter, her Man and their cats in Dorset. It was such a luxury not to have had to plan, organise, choose cheese or bake, it was the first time we  have spent Christmas at one of our offsprings, we were away a week so we saw family including niece's son, born 13 days before Christmas, inlaws, outlaws and friends, as well as Grandson and his parents who stayed three days.

Since returning to Pixie Towers we were inspired to invite friends and neighbours for cake and tea on New Year's Day, a big thing for us as we haven't entertained for yonks, to our amazement there was much chatter, laughter and tea drinking. We have plenty of cakes to eat up, although I may take the coconut slices to the Local History Society social, we over estimated our visitors' capacity for cakes, sweets and grapes. 

If anyone is interested, Ian's socks were finished in time for Christmas, it helped that Santa Claus delivered sock blockers to Dorset before Christmas. Now I have started another pair, my aim is for there to be a pair of socks for each day of the week. 

Meanwhile play nicely while I am away, I shall pop in case you have left a comment.