Monday, June 09, 2008

I couldn't help it

I was going too wait before I started these, it is not as if I need them - today was a hot day in the UK, a very hot day, a palatable sweat broke out and even May was too lethargic too walk in the midday sun - does that prove she is not a Mad Dog?

But my yellow socks were beckoning too me, or the very idea of them - in my vision I can see them up to my knees (that would be my freckly knees) so I wound up a skein, pulled out the pattern and cast on sock no.1 this very evening. What absolute gorgeousness is the yarn from the amazing skeinqueen, I am not on commission but would like too point out that this is almost eatable for its touch - except hairiness in the mouth would not be nice. (Not that the yarn is hairy, it is just wool in the mouth sensation - yuck)

Just wait until you see me in all my yellow glory, it must be something that happened to me in my childhood?

Spiral Boot Sock pattern by Veronik Avery

Saturday, June 07, 2008

another day

It is so very quiet here, everyone is sleeping, so I mustn't wake them.

Why is it that I always wake up no matter what time I go to bed, at almost the same time everyday - I know various creatures come into the room and start too stir me but I am conscious they are there, so I sit here after only a few hours sleep I creep around the house not wanting to disturb the small people.

It is almost a year since my parents left on their adventure, we get to speak to them pretty much whenever we want, send them letters, see that they are REALLY happy, they love life but when we come to having to say goodbye, on the phone, at the end of the page or at the airport a little sadness creeps up on me.

But then I remember that I am partly a Prior, a family shedding tears freely so instead I will think of the lovely things, like being under the sea and the water on my face.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

and then today

It has become a yellow day, first we found our bargain raincoats - okay they are yellow but they were £1 and in excellent condition. In fact the big one (the one for me) is reversible and is blue inside)

Then I spent a further 75p on the haberdashery, I don't think I was robbed there

And now I am here gazing at the gorgeous yarn, top *clotted cream* is by Oxford Kitchen Yarns, the middle is created by the wonderful sunshine yarns and the bottom is a custom order created for me by Skein Queen, *do you like butter*

mmmmmm, sunny happy days