Saturday, June 24, 2023

What is goin on

That is not a typo in the heading! I have other things to share besides darning this week but it's always best if we open with a knit, even if it's a knit with an inexplicable hole in it:

And just in case you were wondering, yes. This is the exact sock I darned last week. I totally missed that this bit needed doing.

In related news (by which I mean, news related to this picture) Pete scored not one but two varieties of lemon thyme for me this spring! plus some very healthy rosemary and a boisterous basil, none of which we have yet planted. 


It's been a busy week for me. There was a lot of organizing around a dishwasher leak at our condo, bad enough to have me looking up flooring and on-site contractors to install same, and there were more Tiny Home developments, mainly to do with it being nearly ready and the permit to install it on site, not. 

I wrote up my thoughts on the awesomeness of Daphne du Maurier's writing, because my current crime novel is a finalist for this year's Daphne du Maurier award in the unpublished mainstream category, and the organizers were organizing fun copy to celebrate the impressive 25th anniversary of this contest.

I thought about Instagram and whether or not I should give it a go. 

I gave my new pale pink running shoes a lot of road time - walking pace only, though I am sorely tempted to pick up running again - and I went to the dentist because c'mon guys, you know I know how to have a good time. 

I also had two requests for the Strawberry Sundae hat I designed lo these many years ago for Biscotte Yarns. I'm not sure now why I don't have that pattern available. I think I must not have written it up to share here because it went into a pattern book there. Either way, it's nice to know people still want to knit it even if finding that out is a prelude to disappointing them.

Okay, back to the darning problem, a subject which is completely beneath Ricardo, our resident rooster.

Of course I fixed the hole.

It looked just as shabby and botched as last time, but unlike last time, when I turned it inside out it was neither subtle nor sufficient.

Those big loose threads look guaranteed to wear down fast, so I had to get back in there and try again. 

Better now, right? Ugly on both sides, but all stopped up!

I was still admiring my entirely amateurish handiwork when I noticed something else.

It's not a hole. But it's going to be a hole. So I mended that too.

And now I am done with darning, at least for today.

Hope you had a fun week! Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you next Saturday.

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