Monday, 12 December 2011
pink and more pink
I was planning on going out to local shops but don't really need to, so why bother? The stick blender I used for yesterday's aioli is on the way out, quite rapidly I think, and I'll get a new one. Just not today. The mixer is third hand so I think it's probably done its dash.
Here's the pink plain sock. Just plain, round and round and round with little thought to anything.
The yarn is the Moda Noir from the big place no one likes much. I bought it when I was out at Penrith with Lynne to get tapestries framed. It was reduced to $2 a 100 gm ball. Who could argue with that? It's OK to knit with and will do for everyday socks. I used some of this same yarn in a small shawl last year sometime. I wasn't happy with it then as there were many spots in the black and grey mix which had no dye on them at all. This ball hasn't suffered the same way, thank goodness. As you can see, I'm well down the foot now.
I was watching the men's hockey championship from Auckland yesterday on channel 2 before dinner and got quite a lot done on the sock. I've been watching the matches all week and have seen four or five. I enjoy hockey and used to go with DIL when she played goalie in top Sydney grade matches. Men's hockey is much faster and more cut throat. although I could name some teams from the Sydney competition for whom winning was everything, regardless of how it was achieved.
Wow! It's stopped raining. That doesn't mean much, there could be another cloudburst by the time I reached the bus stop two minutes away. Think I'll wrap presents. The family get together is next weekend at Pearl Beach. Weather was supposed to be fine but week's forecast has rain now. #3 son and family live a few minutes away from the beach, so we have a backup plan.