Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Between jobs

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,


 admire the views, marvel at how deep the Thames is at the moment,

 and look at all the pretty leaves in various colours.




2 comments:

belovedbrowneyes said...

Everything looks great. The socks are definitely plain vanilla, but look great. Boys/men, I think, tend to prefer plain things, as evidenced by your husband's gloves. Nate is the same. I've never knit gloves... all those fingers... kind of scare me.

And the pictures--the leaves are all gorgeous!

nocton4 said...

Always good to see what you're up to x