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Glorious Sunshine


After yesterday’s wind and rain today was a bit of a surprise but oh how it is lovely to go out without needing a coat and even feeling warm in just a jumper. I was tempted to break out the flip-flops but perhaps that’s over keen.

(although it is just possible that that was summer and it’s going to keep raining and snowing until next year!).

I have spent most of the day with the windows and doors wide open and the yarn and needles in my lap. And I have something to show for it – a sock!
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Can you spot what’s wrong with it?

No? – Well that would be because the sock itself is just fine. It includes this beautiful slip stitch rib at the top,
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executed according to the pattern but completely failing to take into consideration the intended wearer. I am 6′ tall with feet and ankles and legs necessary to keep me standing upright. I also need a bit more give on the cuff than this sock was willing to provide.

I failed to take pictures of this week’s yarn surgery – it was just too sad. See, look at the pretty rib again before it goes, to be replaced with a simple 2×2 rib.
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All ends well though – I can do this:
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And the sock is pretty:
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10 things for Saturday


1. The right team won.

2. If a tree falls down across your friend’s driveway the thump will cause a mini power skip.

3. You will not realise this until 40 mins afterwards when friend’s brother comes to a screeching halt turning into the drive.

4. It is Murphy’s law that if a tree falls down that is of sufficient size to justify you being trapped and thus avoiding work on Monday, that driveway will have two exits and your friend will have a chainsaw.

5. Lizard Ridge squares are addictive. To tell the truth this fact was already widely known. I’ve knitted five squares in quick succession and cast on another square with the leftovers on Thursday. This is what it looked like this morning:
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I finished it watching the race and cast on for another with more leftovers straight away.

6. I knit faster when watching important races. I know that rationally this will not help the boat move any faster but the right team did just fine because of or regardless of this.

7. The Sunset Socks are not fast knitting. I cast on on Tuesday morning. This is how it looked this morning and I’ve turned the heel this evening.
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8. They are totally worth it (and a lot faster now that I have turned the heel).

9. Tiny Wee Sock knitting is great fun and very cute.

10. Sticky Toffee Pudding is hereby classified as one of the major food groups.

It’s been a good day.