Guilty? Yes, guilty to throwing out some lovely sock yarn. The lovely yarn I had started to untangle last week resisted all efforts to produce anything usable. I spent somewhere between 8-10 hours over the week, concentrating on untangling a horrible mess. I think I ended up cross eyed more than once as I traced the path of the tangle. After all that time. all I had to show for it was a ball, perhaps 5 cm in diameter and a still enormous tangle which seemed to never decrease.. Yesterday I threw it out. I could take no more.
I pulled the box of sock wool from under my bed and picked out the first solid colour yarn on the top. Quite a contrast, not Patonyle but similar. I have used this in the past and it's hard to knit but but comes up well with a wash and is long wearing. It's school grey. I think I had planned on making eldest grandson some school socks, but he changed schools and colours.
I started the Hickory sock in the book Cindy gave me. I see she's also done that but it was what I had planned when I thought the tangle would be wound quickly. I started it last night and am now part way down the gusset decreases. It's a quick knit, although I too made the leg shorter.
Evernote and from Evernote on my computer it was pushed automatically to iPad and iPhone which both have the same program. Away we go with the iPad. A few moves of the fingers and the chart is now readable. Brilliant.
The picture shows two charts, or parts thereof. There's quite a lot of detail in them and they really need to be bigger to be used easily. This was the sock just after lunch today. I've now turned the heel, even did a heel flap and am decreasing for the gusset on the foot. I decided to follow the pattern, so did the heel flap. I thinks it's the first time in several years that I've done one.
I found this magazine in Coles today. I rarely look at the magazines as I find that something to flick through while I have coffee can easily run away with money. However, I had heard of it from British knitters on the ravelry group concerned with Kerrie Allmann's broken promises and non-delivery of goods. And much more. Her latest venture is apparently run by a family member. Too bad he died many years ago.
There's a pretty crocheted garland draped around a baby's cot. There is a warning about no leaving baby unattended while garland is in place, but why put it there in the first place?
As a child I did not like either watermelon or rock melon. Now I eat both. The watermelon did not last long as I find it's better eaten fairly quickly. I didn't want it going slimy, even kept in the fridge.