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 Made   4 pair  of  shortie  socks for the  grands of neighbours, they haul my  trash  to  the dump  in  exchange for the socks  for their grands. Especially good for me in the  winter months when dump can be slickery. And  this pair is for the  grandmother (ordered). Its  been  so unnaturally hot  in Tatlako  most of July. 9 days so far over 30° C, with the  8th the warmest  at 35°.  Yard  that  was  mowed  a week  or  so  ago is now turning brown and its crunchy to  walk on.  When  Audra  brings  the  horses   down  they won't have  much   to eat,  unless it seriously rains and  almost everyone would  welcome that.  Thankful it cools off  at night  for sleeping. Current  socks,  not for anyone  specific, just because  I  like  the colours and patterns. Next pair  might  be a  combination of this  bit of leftovers, if I do  stick to what  I am now thinking  will separate the  larger balls  into  smaller  balls  and hope to use each  little ball  to  the end,  of course that really

This and That

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 Went down to Merritt over Victoria  Day  long weekend for the Nicola Valley  spinning retreat. As  usual a good  time. Roomed again  with  Gail and Vicki. This  falls   retreat is  a  bit up  in  the air the  Merritt community centers rooms  we used have upped their rates, to high for our small group to afford.  Shelia  is checking the  area for another palace to meet. Vicki returned  all my socks she had tried  to sell in Hedley area, prices to high for that  market. So I  spread them all out on one of the circle tables for display, ended up selling one pair and a pair of bed socks. The  Thursday  after getting  home from Merritt Dr. Rob in Tatla removed the rest of the bumps from my right arm, slowed me down a bit.  So for now all removed from right arm, where they will show up next is any ones guess. So far this  summer we in Tatlako have  been blessed with  enuff rain to keep the valley green.  It had been predicted to be an  extremely dry  summer and  has  been  in  other  parts 

More Socks

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 Long time.  Made these for a  lady  in  Banff,  she chose the colours. When I sent a pix she said she didn't like  where and how I'd placed the colours in the patterns. Slowly I replied. Then she said when I knit the next pair to put this colour with another etc, again  slowly (burn underway)  I told her that it didn't work that way.  Wouldn't do another, so she said she'd take them the way they were with a discount.  Honey, to late sold them elsewhere. And I 'm glad I don't take any  money  up front. Fraternal and size 10. Have come really close to making the ugliest Monstersocks, bottom pix are closest so far. Was without the internet from 15 - 29 April, amazing how  much  knitting time that freed up. Did the  3 pair shorties in  that  time frame, mix and match.  All are the same number of rows approx sized 7.5 to 8.5.   Next pair  were to fill an older order. Spring has finally sprung, dandelions in yard, with lots of deer nibbling off the tops, grass an

More gloves

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 Linda K sent a pix  of the three pair of Koigu gloves she got way back 10-15 years ago. She had kept them as gifts, then life got in the way and they were put away, just recently unearthed. Wish I knew how to have the pix show up  beside each other, maybe some day. I  went to town on Wednesday  for the permanent jacket crown on lower front tooth, expensive but should last the  rest of my life. And have to go back next week as  drivers license will expire the end of this month. With current socks in time out decided to go with another pair of gloves.  A new ball of  Koigu from the stash  (green) all the rest are  leftover bits,  am sure  some are over 10 years old,  I save everything. If I ever get anywhere Koigu is sold will watch for several colours thee  I am nearly out of (lime green).   Spring is trying  to show up, have heard the first bunch of trumpeter swans  flying north, Tatlayoko Lake is open so they are spending time there. And my driveway is a mell of a  hess, 75% mud with

This and That

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Well along with sock number 2 when it dawned on me that I was using  a size smaller set of dp's, not  wanting to rip it  out, will  just remember that   socks will be for smaller sized leg. I  use 2.5 needles  for almost all my socks, had  a bunch of vintage Addi Turbos  with a way to stiff cable, needing  a set of 2.5's I thought what the hell, a small sauce pan on stove almost to boiling point. In went 6 of the 2.5's  and bingo it worked cable now as flexible as when they were new. Now wondering why I waited so long to try it out. Now on the newly  restored  Addi's  are a pair of Monster socks using mostly variegated colours of yarn, plans  are to reach in the  bag (without looking) and grab a ball, knit X  number of rows. 2 variegated 5-7 rows then 3 rows of turquoise  or so I am now thinking, plans of course subject to change.   I have to go into town this coming week for the very  expensive jacket crown on tooth  that imploded.  Its  been two weeks with the tempora

Gloves and such

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In 2015 I sent Jean Miles in  Edinburgh a surprise pair of the gloves I'd been working on while rereading her blogs, first pix one taken at her place. Second taken while dressed in woolies to go on an recent outing.                       Orangerinos all finished waiting for a dip thru a Eucalan bath.  Current pair started with a base colour of turquoise, leftover Koigu choices are getting a bit thinner but still have enuff to finish this pair. When I first started saving Koigu it could be had for $9 a skein, now  I believe its over $16 US (means almost $21 Canadian, plus crazy post from wherever it comes from). Also have socks on needles, this is one of the last pair ordered (ahem a couple of years ago), no pix yet as I believe they are to be a surprise. For the most part this winter has  been verra mild, right now there isn't any snow, none. According to weather peoples we are due for another blast of arctic air next week. Yesterdays temps set records al over BC, it was 10.9

This and That

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Starting mid January we had a real nasty stretch of arctic air blast thru here, got down to -40°, even with my furnace and two baseboard heaters going full blast was happy to wear lots of my woollies.     Working on the last finger of the orangerino gloves. Am enjoying something different than socks, although I'm sure that I'll go back to making more soon.  The orangerino gloves were started after a friend dared me to make a pair only using leftover bits of Koigu yarn, yeah I can do that, so I did. Pretty sure I have enuff bits to make another pair. Am pleased with the Koigu yarn, even my gloves being many years old I haven't had any pills on them.            Even tho its relatively early in this winter I am having troubles (minor) with running out of veggies, guess my favourite being spinach so when I have it I try and eat it before any gets slimy. Best way IMHO is scrambled with eggs. The roads will soon be good again so I'll likely make a trip into town and grocery