August 30, 2008
A sock for Mr Mog
The first sock for Mr Mog using my own hand dyed yarn. What do you think? It is bright isn't it? He should be hard to miss that's for sure:) I love the colours very much. They yarn is nice but I think I'd like to find some thicker for winter socks. Still 4 ply but a thicker feel if you know what I mean?
Now a little rant;-
We had a walk on the prom this morning and called in at the continental market that is on this weekend. Didn't buy anything and do you know why? All the food was open to the elements, the wasps and flies etc. How is it that here in UK suppliers have to use oodles of plastic and covers for the things they sell yet bring over a foreigner and they can display just as they wish? Honeys were open for tasting, fair enough but each pot had many wasps around so who would want to taste? Bread unwrapped and people coughing and smoking over it. The cakes were in lurid colours , designed to make anyone hyperactive I'd think. These too covered in flies and the guy selling was sneezing over them. Would you buy? No well I didn't either.
The large pans for cooking fish and potatoes were full of raw prawns waiting to be cooked, uncovered of course.
Mr Mog and I were laying bets how many people would have upset stomachs and food poisoning this weekend, bearing in mind how dreadfully muggy it is also.
Seems (according to the headlines on the Daily Mail in our local newsagents) we are forecast to have 10 days of rain I think all tomorrow. That will help the crops not:(
Right I'm off to start another sock, or should I dye some yarn, or should I wind the yarn I've already dyed? Who knows, I'll tell you next time.
Why is it that only here in UK do we have to follow the so called regulations?