Today's mental notes:
- Knit socks on 2.5mm needles - they seem to work out better. Certainly neater fitting.
- Knitting socks on 2.5mm needles seemingly takes forever.
- Knitting socks for largeish husband's feet definately takes forever.
- Frogging socks knitted on 3mm needles makes surprisingly small balls of yarn.
- Do not set up a BBQ on top of a wooden desk on some cardboard. Especially on the wooden verandah of a wooden house.*
- Change the kitty litter that sops up the drips from the BBQ before they catch on fire.
- Don't put the burning BBQ down in the driveway where your housemate can drive in and hit it. Car 1, BBQ 0.
- Don't expect said housemate to decide she wants the desk after a great big char mark has been put on the desktop.
*yes, my husband and his mechanical engineer mate DID this. Don't ask me why. They thought it was great. Don't mind me, I'm just a girl, what would I know about the likely outcome of flammable materials and BBQs?
Here's what my new sock looked like:
Here's what a sock looks like after it has been frogged and hand wound into a centre-pull ball:
Here's what the new sock knitted on 2.5mm needles looks like:
Here's what the new sock for BBQ-brained husband looks like at this stage:
It is a porcupine of needles but the yarn (search it for Patonyle) is really soft. I have no idea how well it will wear, but it is definately meant to be sock wool, with 20% nylon to toughen it up. At present, since it is only the tip of a sock, I think it looks a bit obscene somehow, like it is an item of intimate men's clothing, only a bit shorter than most men would admit to....
I hope you liked the flannelette sheets and pollowcase that don't match each other or the body pillow case. I thought it added a certain je ne sais quoi to the whole image.
Finally, here is your rose for the day, one of my very favourites. I give you David Austin's Graham Thomas: