|Planting the vege patch - peas, beans, lettuce, tomatoes and zuchinni|
|Removal of the old garage slab|
|Was fun to watch|
|Children playing outside|
|EQC are paying for this to be removed due to earthquake damage|
|And be replaced with this instead; I'm expecting the grout on this to behave much better as they're all stuck down properly, and they're pretty.|
I've also been re-reading the whole Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, just wish the later ones had a little less explicit sex as the actual stories are really enjoyable. Reading tends to cut into the knitting time, as does re-doing the whole computer system 3 times. Hopefully it's all sorted now though.
Despite all that I have managed to get some knitting done. I currently have 4 pairs of socks on the needles. 2 of those are colourwork and are also on hold while I finish the other 2. The first of the others is a test-knit for Valerie of Wandering Cat Yarns; the socks are called Elm Tree Socks, they will come in 2 sizes; be available for sale on Ravelry.com and look like this:
|Aren't they pretty?|
I'm also working on the skirt for my eighteenth century outfit. It's all cut out, just need to do the waist area and it's done. I've used a second-hand sari in silk with machine embroidery for it; hopefully it looks good when done. I've got Bonnie (my dressmaking dummy) down to the right size to be me with the stays laced how I wear them so I can use her to fit my polonaise after this. Need to try and get it all done before the holidays; it's impossible to get cutting out done when there are boys in the house.