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Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I believe it got to 35 Centigrade today, felt sorry for my builders out there in the sun.  They're doing well though.   Started on Friday and that was mostly spent unpacking and cutting stuff ready to go; plus trimming the hedge that our neighbours planted.   Saturday the younger one came and did the bitumen coat on the blocks.    Yesterday the back wall was constructed and partly clad and today they finished that wall and put up the framework for the 2 side walls.
Almost 3 walls!
While they've been doing that I've been pottering along fixing a sock
One of the stripes had blown out, it was a handspun that wasn't up to the task so I pulled that out and knit another 10 rows in a different yarn.

When it came time to join it all together I could have used kitchener stitch, but the thought of it was what had put this in the mending pile for 6 months; instead I did a 3-needle bind off.
Now I have a pair of socks back in rotation again which is nice.    Can't do this to fix Dh's socks, he's blown the sole and to be honest I'm thinking they're past redemption.  I have another pair on the needles for him, but it'll be a little while before they're ready and he's got another pair on the way out as well.  Unfortunately he's hard on socks, but he loves handknit ones so I'll keep making them.

I've also cut out my 18th century shift; that took a fair bit of yesterday as there was a lot of pulling of threads in the fabric to make sure it was straight.   No sewing on it yet, have to finish my current shawl first for the Ravellenic Games.  I'm planning on handsewing it though, with very fine seams just as it would have been done in the day; not much embellishment aside from my initials to identify it for wash day.
Aurora Australis
Doesn't look like much yet; has about 11 rows of garter stitch to go and then the border starts.  I'm using Fleece Artist BFL 2/8 in the Ruby colourway.   It is lovely, but I prefer stocking stitch to knit.   I'm pretty sure it'll block a whole heap bigger, but even if it doesn't I don't really have time for another 7 rows on top of that to make it bigger before 23rd which is the end of the games.

Once that's done then I can get back to Ian's socks, my 2 pairs of socks, T's socks and my jersey.   I want to cast on for my hat (2 different ones actually), but have decided at least 1 pair of socks must be finished first.


Kura Carpenter said... Best Blogger Tips

keep on, keeping on :)

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lots of socks on the go! I think the 3 needle bindoff fix looks just fine.

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