It’s been snowing in other parts of the country today but not, of course, in the volcanic hotspot that is Winwick. Here, it’s been beautifully Spring-like with bright sunshine that was even warm enough to sit out in for short periods of time, so I did!
I’ve been Spring cleaning today, I’ve blitzed the house from top to bottom and rewarded myself every now and again with a brew and a few rounds of my sock. Do you ever do that? Use your knitting as a reward to get you through something that you’d probably prefer not to do? Cleaning isn’t my favourite activity but I do feel very virtuous now the house is sparkling and smells of fresh air as all the windows have been open. And yes, that is the Mermaid’s Tail sock and no, it’s not finished.
I’ve been experimenting with ways to avoid the pooling on the gusset that you get with yarns from time to time and I think I’ve come up with a way to do it, so I’ll write it up as a tutorial in the next couple of weeks if that would be helpful, but it has meant that I’ve re-knitted the gusset more times than I usually would do on one sock!
This was last night’s sunset, the most amazing blaze of colours that could almost have been mistaken for a Summer Sunset yarn photo, but it wasn’t really warm enough to be sitting out with a cool glass of something watching the bats. Big daughter sat out for a while with a friend in front of the chiminea and they were both wrapped up in blankets with hats and gloves on, so roll on the warmer days, or days when a friend can come into the house!
I hope you’ve had a lovely day too!