In other news our dryer went and reached the end of its lifespan; I suspect it came uncomfortably close to igniting as it sounded awful and was hot on the front. It's now out in the garage and we now have a new one. I'd have preferred to get the old one fixed, but 3 years ago we were told that spare parts are no longer made for it so I knew there wasn't much point. The new one is an Electrolux and is much higher star rating (6 stars vs 0 stars). It wasn't cheap, but I needed a condensor dryer and you pay extra for that; definitely worth it. I have to recommend Luke at Harvey Norman Tower Junction, very helpful and friendly.
It takes longer than the old one and has way more options than I'm used to (ours had hot or cold and a timer), pity about the budget, but can't be helped; we need a dryer in winter, especially if the wet weather keeps coming.
In knitting news I've finished my hat, all bar dyeing it.
I've also started my next project which is a pair of socks for Dh.
No work done on my polonaise dress yet, it's something I need to be able to devote a chunk of time to and I just haven't had that recently.