I had some annual leave to use up from my old job so I've had a few days at home between jobs, which has been fun, especially as the OH took a week off work as well. I've caught up with some knitting:
I finished off some sleepy socks for my nephew to wear in bed. These have taken about a fortnight, which I thought was pretty good going as I only really knitted them at knitting group and in front of Downton Abbey! They are just plain vanilla socks from the Ann Budd multiple pattern book, using a 52 stitch cast on and took exactly one 50g ball of Regia 4ply tweed sock yarn. It was pretty close as I only had about 10 inches left when I cast off. I have got another ball of this but it seemed a shame to break into it at that point.
It's also fun looking back at my Ravelry stash entry, apparently I bought the yarn in Cambridge in February 2009 when I stayed with Greensideknits and went to the Cambridge ktog one Saturday. Which I seem to recall was around about the time of my first date with the OH!
I've also finished the first of a pair of gloves for the OH, again using the Ann Budd pattern book. Although I've still got to sort all the ends out. This is a boring grey yarn (he didn't want anything remotely interesting) by Rico which I bought last year in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
I have made the Christmas cake, having found the kit I used last year from Waitrose was back again and on sale last week!
And we had a day out to Cliveden, to have a wander around,
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