Thursday, 11 February 2010

Just a couple of progress pics

That's about all I have to share at the moment.

You may recall the very awesome socks I was knitting for myself out of that lovely Needle Food sock yarn. Well, I haven't finished the pair yet, but I have finished one sock! Ta daaaaa!!

front of sock, and...

back of sock!!

Oh my God, you wouldn't believe how hard it is to take a picture of the back of your own leg!! Seriously, you should try it some time - just don't come whining to me if you injure yourself...

Anyway, here's a wee progress pic of the malabrigo scarf I'm making:

Please note: funky colours in pictures are not a true and accurate representation - cameras, lighting and computer screens can change things a lot!!

It'll look much better once it's been finished and blocked. The lace pattern will open right up and it will look spectacular! The pattern is called the Fern Lace Scarf. Loving it! It'll be slow going though - lace knitting doesn't grow very fast. This may possibly have something to do with the ridiculously thin yarn... perhaps. ;-) The bonus is that the pattern is easily memorised and fairly mindless, so something you can do in front of the TV or at knitting or stitching group, without screwing it up too badly. (Although I haven't actually taken it to knitting or stitching group yet, so haven't tested this theory. Hmm, maybe a lifeline before embarking on such experiments? I think so!)

School is well and truly underway again, and T is having some issues settling in. I think he's just a little tired - hopefully he'll improve over the next couple of weeks. I promise to try and avoid making a nuisance of myself by hanging around the school and spying on him to see if he's behaving - I have to admit, this spying business really eats into your personal time!!

Although I have managed one measly run so far this week - all of about 2 1/2 k's, pretty sad. Oh well, better than nothing, huh? I'm making excuses again, like "ow, I had my travel vaccinations today and my arms hurt" (not that they're required for running, but you get the gist).

So the big news (if you can call it that) at the moment is that we're currently looking for somewhere else to live, possibly for about 6-8 weeks. We have to move out of where we are at the moment (the landlords don't like short lease terms) and we're not quite at the stage where we're ready to move to Auckland yet. Soooo annoying! The bright side is that we will avoid all the demolition and rebuilding that will be going on at the high school next door, which is due to start in April. Feel sorry for the new tenants, but at least we won't have to deal with it! Ugh, I hate moving, and it seems so pointless for such a short time, but c'est la vie. Hopefully we'll know what we're doing in terms of the whole Auckland thing soon, so I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, I guess I'd better hunt out some boxes and get packing... ::sigh::

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