From the sublime

Yesterday was the most perfect spring day, with day-long sunshine and scarcely a breath of wind. The sea was flat calm and when we took the Land Rover for a spin up to Lopness last night, the water was a deep blue sapphire colour. Absolutely stunning.

There were little lambs everywhere – tiny leggy frail-looking lambs, all wobbly and cute.


Of course, the  LR did not come up to scratch and is now back in the garage and due to have its wheels off again. One day, we shall have brakes sufficient to risk a trip into town. One day. I hope that it is soon. Mr L is v depressed about it all… and talk about grumpy!

Today the weather has returned to normal. Strong wind, heavy rain, white horses in the bay.

The up was nice while it lasted.

I got my two-at-a-time socks well on the way yesterday.  The toes are completed and I’m working my way up the foot now. I’d estimate that they are about 2½ inches long now. Once the cast-on is effected, two at a time seems no more difficult than a single sock, so long as the yarns do not get in a twiddle.

I’ll show them off as a WIP tomorrow. Right now I need to go pack for spinning group. I am hoping that I might take a wheel with me today as the Traveller is back in my keeping for a while. As it is, I am reliant on a lift so I don’t know if there will be room for a wheel. This means that I need to pack a spinning bag and a knitting bag and take with me whichever is appropriate.

I have some singles on the Traveller that I started last week and they too may be featured tomorrow. Much depends on how today progresses. I need to write up the method for a Star Toe – something which I have never knitted myself…

One Response to “From the sublime”

  1. Liz H 18th April 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    I agree with you about the ease of 2 at a time socks. I’ve found keeping one ball of yarn on either side of the chair I’m sitting on helps with avoiding too many tangles.
    The very best things about 2 at a time socks, however, is how speedy it seems the next time you do one sock on its own.

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