Well, the weather may be gloomier today, and a little chillier, but today was a special day! After two weeks of no machine sewing - I started making some small cable tidies - not the greatest of projects to start sewing again - but I thought that I'd make some for the forthcoming craft fair. Today was also the day that I started my sock knitting experience - but more of that later!
Wrapped up against the cold, we braved the beach for the dog walk before setting off to the Knit and natter group - and it was time to tackle the socks!! This was my nemesis and something that I wanted to master. My cousin had given me some wool, needles and links to patterns. I just needed to be brave! Several of the group were also trying their hand with Carol having mastered the knack! After two and a half hours I managed to get past the awkward stage and have now completed the rib and two rows of knit. Eighteen rows down, another 55 to go before I turn the heel! My cousin was right - the first few rows are particularly awkward but it does get better!
Tonight Jean and I are off to the cinema to watch the musical "An American in Paris" beamed live from the Dominion Theatre in the West End (it's their last night tonight!). I had a slight panic when I checked the time on the website and saw that the tickets were all sold out - yikes! For once I was going to pay on the door and so hadn't pre-booked! However the Louth branch of the cinema chain was also showing it tonight so I booked tickets there as well - this is clearly going to be popular! Ah well - at least I have saved some syns for my magnum!!
Meanwhile, I must just share with you - it's not as if Sewingbuddy doesn't get me into enough trouble now is it? Now there is a second contender for the office of "temptress" - Wendy! After one phone call, we have both ordered this pattern!! Any hope of extending daytime hours and never sleeping? I will get my own back - the shop that sells this designer's pattern is near to our Lynette Anderson workshop - it would be wrong not to pop in - surely?