August 02, 2008
STR socks finished and on the feet. Lammas came and went
Finished the socks that rock socks for Mr Mog. Colour is jewel on the Nile. I like the finished socks and so does Mr Mog. I didn't like knitting them though. The yarn is pretty heavy and doesn't flow through the fingers like some yarns do. They do match don't they and how about the fancy heel?
But finished and they fit which is the main thing.
I'm going to start a pair for me now using some yarn ArtisAnne dyed for me. I've had to promise the next pair would be for me:))
Sold a few sets of needles so a little nearer the harmony needles, although I did get distracted when staying with Anne and I've finally purchased a panasonic bread maker.
I've wanted a decent bread maker for quite a long while now and kept putting it off. I can't make bread by hand any more and I did miss proper bread.
This was pretty cheap because I had some vouchers for Amazon from completing surveys, a boon when it gives you a discount. We made our first loaf last night with unbleached white flour and it is beautiful. Only a small hole in the bottom from the paddle as well.
I've been trying to get hold of Dove granary flour to no success. All the stores around here do a wide variety of Dove but not granary for some reason. I think I'll end up getting it on line.
Apt to make bread yesterday as it was Lammas or Lughnasadh. We also had pasta for tea with a tomato and chilli sauce made using our own tomatoes and chillis.
I'm hoping that now August is here things will look up. It is both Mr Mog and my birthday month after all. July was yuck.It was also new moon yesterday, all auspicious signs I'm hoping.
Fire shawl almost finished and soon be ready for beading. Mr Mog has promised to find me some wire for the beading technique.