The Charlotte Socks are complete!!! They will need washing and blocking??? I think so, it will make the pattern stand out more. Should I make sock shaped inserts from card to display them at the Westbury World Wide Sockfest thingy??? I did enjoy making up the pattern and then knitting these. I love the new star shaped toe too. I am glad I didn’t join the Knitting Olympics as it has been too hot on some days to knit even socks. I can finish off the remaining 2 socks now, and then it will almost be time to start the Dr Who Zippy-Uppy Cardigan!! There are lovely cardigans in the new Kim Hargreaves Collection. I wish she sold patterns and not kits. I think I could just about work out what to do with the ones I like , though I don’t like garter stitch bands : they stretch to billio!!!
The Launceston SnB have found a new knitter!! We are all very excited. I Heart Knitting is into aliens and skulls, and she's willing to take Knitting Risks, so she’ll fit right in!!!
Today I backed up my Email, Documents, Favourites and Pictures. I heard the man on the ABC this morning reminding people to back up, so I bought some rewriteable CDs and managed (I think) to back things up. ACMA bought a new cordless phone with 2 handsets and 2 cradles to avert any more running-out-of-charge episodes happening while the gala skating demonstration is on tonight. I looked up the Channel 7 website and on the mainland they are showing the Olympics much earlier and in much more depth. We have to have football and then the Olympics don’t start till 10pm. I am going to have to try and sleep through the humidity and get up at 9-50pm to watch. The weather has been changeable: humid and hot, so I had to have the air conditioner on all night, and then torrential rain, and then sunny and humid again this afternoon.
I plan to sew some trousers. I saw this pattern recommendation and Burda was on sale at the Black-Spot-of-Doom-Light for $5, I thought “Why not?” You have to ignore the doilies and the faux patchwork and just visualise them sans everything in a deep lime stretchy linen fabric. I am neither terribly young, nor terribly fashionable, but if these turn out OK I will make a few pairs for Autumn and Winter. I will only tack the bottom of the legs as they may be too wide. I might have to make them a tad narrower. If I can manage to find my pins, I will start them tomorrow!!!
The Labradors were so hot this morning, they were like little supernovas. I tipped cold water over them and they have been lying on the cool tiles in an attempt to escape the heat. I was too tired from the heat and my normal lethargy and illness to walk them today. I don’t think they even care!!!
Oh, and go see Sue’s recipes. She’s from The Apple Isle as well!!!