Good evening to you, on the Sunday eve of what has been a rather cold and dull weekend, here in my little corner of the World. So much so, that I designated today 'stay at home Sunday'! I've caught up on outstanding bits of schoolwork, that could not be delayed any longer. My 'to do' list is still VERY long, but at least it's shorter than it was when I woke up this morning! The above photo was taken yesterday, showing how grey the day was, although there was the tiniest and shortest glimmer of sunlight. I love the reflections of the branches on the water!
It really has been a pretty lazy weekend. I've made time to get some knitting done too. Both pairs of socks that were cast on last week, have progressed quite nicely. I'm really enjoying the mindlessness of the 'Happy Socks' ......... 'mindless' is exactly what I need at present ;-). The stripey yarn keeps my interest and the high bamboo content ensures a nice soft, squishiness as I knit.
The very pretty 'Wildflower Socks' are coming along nicely too. This also, is a very easy pattern to memorise.
I've also managed to make some progress with the 'Gunnerside Ladies'. The chunky yarn ensures a speedy growth rate! Again, the pattern is relatively easy to work from, with the reverse-side rows merely shadowing the right side.
Can you see those stiches that have just 'slipped' from the needle? Guess who's to blame?
Mmm! Thanks Oscar! He quickly scuttled away from the situation and tried to make himself scarce..... Naughty dog!
Before I close this evening, I must show you a rather sad photo. These were one of my favourite pairs of socks, made using Natural Dye Studio, 'Nino' a merino wool, in the colourway ' mint and evening primrose'. The pattern was 'Spring Forward' by Linda Welch. I loved them dearly!!!!
Disaster has struck! My 'April Flowers' are now no more....sob.....sob! Rest in Peace pretty, soft and snuggly socks. I will never forget you.
I guess I have to remember that there are always more socks heading right along there. I will never actually be short of a pair of socks. But that's not the point! Enough said.
Roast lamb is on the menu this evening, so I'd better go and make some 'oh that smells good!' noises in the kitchen ..... Mr Snoops is 'chef'' today!
Wishing you all a good week. Let's hope we see a little more sunshine.