In the absence of a real friend, sometimes this little 'sheep a knitting' and i will have a conversation about things and put the world to rights.
She's a really good listener and doesn't often give bad advice!
Recently though we had a conversation about something that astounded me.
A local department store with a very small craft section had a sale ready for a refurbishment. I don't often buy things there as the prices are quite high, but decided to take a look and see if there was anything worth picking up.
DH was with me and he was wandering around too, he came to me with a basket containing 2 balls of sock wool
Nothing exciting about that except his comment when he showed them to me "I seem to remember this band on the wool, isn't it the sort you have knitted me a pair of socks with?" Mouth agape and unable to utter a single word for a moment or two i just stared at him. "What" he said, "It is isn't it?" and yes, he was right and at 99p per ball it was a bargain.
All you keen eyed crafters will no doubt have noticed that the balls are different. There was infact only 1 ball of each colour left on the shelf and each ball will knit only 1 sock. I mentioned this fact to DH, but ever the bargain hunter he was not to be put off. "I'll have a pair of funky socks then won't i" says he.
Now, this is the man, that unless it's a shade of blue, blue or blue isn't usually interested. He doesn't do trendy at all! Big discussions followed about 'Will you wear them if i knit them?' and 'do you want one of each colour or half and half?'
He was undecided, so i made a start and got as far as the heel flap whilst he pondered and made up his mind.
As you can see, Mr Trendy with one foot in each colour has backtracked and decided that the leg part could be one colour and foot part another, so here we are the half 'n' half first sock that will have only cost a fraction of his other pairs.
I do hope i don't have to fight him to wear them when they are finished, or just maybe with him turning the big 60 in a couple of months, and recently becoming a grandpa he's turning in a cool dude LOL
Stitching news is not a lot has been happening this week. Some progress on In the Meadow by The Samper Girl for the Wednesday evening SAL,we now have a couple of caged birds.
No progress on Shores at all ths week, not a single stitch, so am way behind with that one for the month of June and the challenge and monthly ornament are a mere figment of my imagination so far.
More exciting things had to be done this week. It's the final round of the RR. This is Hazel's and the block i finally finished yesterday. There was a lovely choice of charts for this one, but i went with the sweet little robin in the end. It did give me a few little problems with the fractionals in it, but it's turned out lovely and i'm pleased with it.
Safely in the hands of Royal Mail as of this morning, it's winging it's way back to Hazel all completed and mine will be on it's way home soon too.
Yesterday here in the UK was Fathers Day, we had a lovely time with the family here for the day. Lovely to sit around the table and chat and laugh about old times and dad thoroughly enjoyed his day and his gifts and cards, his first Grandpa card too, that was really special. I hope you too had a lovely weekend with your loved ones.