Tuesday, 27 October 2009

not much longer to go

Today is the 27th October, almost the  end of the month and of Blogtoberfest.  It's not been always easy to post every day, but the end is in sight.

I'm working on a second Shetland Triangle Shawl, this time in 8 ply in Naturally Harmony from NZ.  The thicker wool totally changes the character of the shawl.  This will be very warm and snug and may well go to the DIL whose birthday is in June.  It's a lovely silvery grey.  I like the wool, pure merino and it's easy to knit.

Yesterday was the wettest Sydney day for ages and the wettest October in years in Sydney.  It's been freezing up here with the wind quite strong and very heavy rain.  I turned the heater on again late yesterday afternoon as the house was very cold.

No pictures as yet because there's not much done but I started another pair of socks in some old black/grey Patonyle.  I thought we'd just about reached the end of sock weather here but obviously was mistaken.  Now these won't be ready for some time but at least I made a start.  It's certainly sock wearing weather at the moment.  Yesterday I had to dig around in the drawer to find some to put on.  Not only had I done the seasonal swap-around of clothes here, but since we're moving in a few weeks, I'd packed quite a lot of things away.  Fortunately I've kept out some warm tops or I would have been a frozen lump of ice.

2 comments:

2paw said...

Yes, the end is in sight at last. We are having nice war weather, but in Hobart they has 12*C and snow on the mountain!! Good thing I am knitting socks too!!!

Lynne said...

Yes, it certainly has been an October of all seasons! Socks this morning - bare feet this afternoon and now I'm wearing my fleecy slippers! All in the space of a few hours.

Glad you had the forethought to leave out a few warm clothes!