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Wednesday, May 31, 2006


The new "Percentage bar" was obviously a mistake. Jaywalkers are now frogged in their entirety. They were a disaster. Strange long feet! - I was very sure to follow the toe-up pattern to the letter on the second sock as the first had been a little big (more of a slipper than a sock), but the second one was even worse. As soon as I turned the heel I realised there was about 2 more inches than there should have been! I've put it down to not completely understanding which bit is which in the toe-up variety (thanks Badger - I should've listened!) But not one to give up, I have now bought Sensational Knitted Socks (as frequently recommended on the Angel Yarns Forum) so will have another go at toe-up but from another pattern!

I am also to be a grandmother!! - No, the dog's not preggers, But my Aloe Vera plant is! - YAY! I have three little baby ones appearing out the side, it's so exciting! - Will post a photo when they are big enough to take the pressure of public life!!

Monday, May 29, 2006

A Quiet Bank Holiday

Well, when I say quiet that's not strictly true. I was woken up at 6:50am by the glass recyclers emptying the huge bins at a hotel across the road from me. I was not amused, this is the third time in recent weeks I have been woken up - the worst was at 4:40am. I feel a letter to the hotel manager coming on!

Also it has been the Surrey County Show today - it is pretty close to me, and often I feel like I am part of the entertainment as I can hear everything that goes on! However, today has not been too bad. Whether the wind is taking the noise in the other direction, or it is just quieter this year, I am not sure. I was thinking about going, but the weather has been so unpredictable. Huge showers and hail storms today - but beautiful sunny weather in between. Very Odd!

So, I have busied myself with my jaywalkers, one is finished and I am now at the heel of the second. I have three more "Stash-busters" to work on. 7 Hanks of Colinette ISIS in "Dusk" which were a jumper that I didn't like, so have been frogged for re-knitting. A kilo of Rowan chunky cotton chenille in a beautful lilacy rose colour (I think they called it angel tears), and some lovely Spanish ribbon yarn that my M&D bought me for my birthday. None of which I have any real plans for other than they must be knitted before I buy more yarn!