Dr K came down for the weekend, and a Saturday of good food, good music and good conversation (although the youngest member of the party blabbed on like the young’un she is, and feels slightly embarrassed for not being told to “shhhh” at times).
It was lovely to sit out on the deck and eat lovely cupcakes, to die for sausage rolls, scones, crisps, the all important cheese and crackers, and bubbly stuff.
There were also scenes of sheer delight as gifts from Mother England were given out by Dr K, and books were intently examined.
It was a lovely afternoon with a fabulous bunch of ladies (and one happy puppy) – thanks all!
On FO news, here is finish pair of Leif Eriksson‘s – knitted in The Knittery Chubby Sock “Earth” and they are just fabulous. Lovely pattern, lovely yarn, and the mods all worked well – (an added gusset and short row heel – see rav notes for details)
I’m looking at maybe Monkey‘s for my next socks. I love toe-up because there is a cast off, not a Kitchener stitch toe-graft, and, quite frankly, heel flaps scare me. This is, of course, all completely unreasonable of me, and I am missing out on many lovely patterns due to this irrational fear of all things cuff-down (in saying that, however, I am very disappointed that Cookie A.’s book of sock patterns do not contain a single toe-up sock. I am smitten with three of her patterns. Not sure about the graphs though.)
Well, I’m off to Brisbane for 4 days – 3 workshops and much nervousness to come. I’ll sneak what blogging I can in, and I’ll go and explore when I’m not sleeping or attempting a few lines on the Pensky file. May the madness continue.
Oh, I almost forgot. I gifted Brian to Magpie’s father as his birthday present. He was speechless, touched, and very happy. I guess that was a knitted hug too – and one I was happy to be present for to see the reaction. (I hate being around when people open gifts I’ve given them. I get really embarrassed).