Saturday, June 16, 2007

The day after

Thanks for the the comments on DHs' Walking Socks & the flooding yesterday. We've had some rain today but nothing like Friday so I'm hoping that it doesn't get as bad again. I spent the afternoon in the launderette as I haven't done any washing all week due to the rain & we can't dry anything as we haven't got anywhere to plumb our gas tumble dryer into yet. There were loads of people in there who were flooded yesterday including one poor couple who haven't got power so they got fish & chips whilst their clothes were washing & then went to the coffee shop for a hot drink. It's made me really pleased that DH insisted on living as far as possible up the hill when we were looking for a new house. I also found out today that a house in the street below us that we viewed in October was flooded yesterday. We're really pleased that we didn't buy it!

Regarding DHs' Walking Socks he absolutely adores them. He loves the fact that I made & designed them just for him & was very amused by the comments about hiding the pics from other DH's!

His new pair are being steadily worked on but as I'm working on 2mm needles the progress is painfully slow:

Small Tiles toe up socks
Small Tiles toe up socks

The yarn is Lana Grossa Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch which I bought whilst on holiday last year. The pattern is 'Small Tiles' from More Sensational Knitted Socks.

I've also found a partial solution to DDs' boredom & frustration caused by her broken foot:

Class sock from Sensational Knitted Socks
Class sock from Sensational Knitted Socks

So far I've helped her with the cast on as she struggles with Long Tail, picked up the stitches on one side of the gusset & with rearranging the stitches on the needles. Since this photo was taken this morning she's finished the foot & started the toe decreases so next she'll be learning Kitchener Stitch! Not bad for an 11 year old

Finally I'm going to leave you with a new visitor to our garden:

Tawny Owl
Tawny Owl

We've been watching a pair of them for the last hour & think they're after the mice that are nesting in the undergrowth under the trees at the bottom of our garden.

I hope they don't keep us awake tonight!


RoxyKnits said...

Oh I am just SOOO JEALOUS!! How great is having a tawny owl in your garden. He looks so cute ;)

Well done on getting DD started on sock knitting. And thank goodness you've avoided the flooding. It must be devastating.

Hawkesley said...

That is a fantastic photo of the tawny owl. How wonderful to be able to watch them in your own garden...I'm jealous ;-)

Anni said...

Well done to your daugher. I'm trying to persuade by 12 year old to have a go at socks.