In general exciting news, we have been sent a new router by our ISP after having no internet and endless, monotonous endeavours to sort it out of late. Now it seems that I am again in the virtual world – though we are expecting a storm so, new router or not, my new connectedness may be short lived. I will reserve judgement and keep my fingers crossed.
In knitting news, I have used up the end of the West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply – Goldfinch (840). Or, at least, I have nearly got to the end of it.
This is the absolute end!
If I’d realised how far the 100g would go I could have made these socks, a bit shorter and although I knew I’d used over half I had no idea how much was left so I made the second pair toe-up using some brown from stash to eke it out. I also used a mock cable stitch (with 1 x 1 rib sole) to make them a bit different from the first pair.
At this time of year any free daylight hours really have to be spent in the garden and I felt like these colours were stalking me!
Because we live on clay, the ground goes from sticky and muddy and undiggable to rock hard and back-breaking and undiggable and there are only a few days when digging is fairly easy. On those days the garden calls to you and you ignore it at your peril!
The broad beans that have been growing over winter are flowering. I usually think of their flowers as white but when I looked closely I found they are really quite exquisite.
In the evenings, of course, I come in from the garden and knit! Now, I am thinking I can use these two pairs of socks as guides for making others from the Country Birds Collection...
I may have bought a ball in Owl and one in Mallard…
I wish you you a lovely weekend – hopefully not too stormy :)
Janine @ Rainbow Hare