Aha! Sunny Monday: I'm going to make the most of you today. It's going to be a week of comings and goings here at High In The Sky. There'll be much doing of laundry, and counting of travel snacks, and - best of all - browsing for holiday magazines. For once I've been allowed a sneak peek of mine
strictly on a need-to-know basis only, which means the pages about Berlin have already been browsed. As it's a new magazine I found recently in Tesco, I'll make a memo. It's called Explore History: Travel Into the Past by Imagine Publishing and it's a sort of Rough Guide for museum collectors. Obviously it has my name on it; but if you're like me, and in the UK, look out for it and see what you think.
I have a second memo for this weekend
..knitting related, so not entirely new, to be sure, but let's call it an advancement. I've been talking about sock blockers for months now - you might have heard me at it - and I've been reading about the advantages of letting a dampened finished sock dry around a form so that it takes on its proper shape. But sock blockers aren't cheap! And every time I've hovered over the buy button I've pulled back. Eventually I did what I always do in the end: I thought about making some instead. I took the picture to my chief wire bender and then he did what he always does and said he'd think it over, which often takes some weeks but yields great results. By Friday night, though, I'd been holding onto July's Socks of the Month and my useful youtube videos for quite some time, so I urged action..
..he looked at this idea and this one and this before he started. I'm so pleased! Can't help loving a man who knows his way round a pair of wire cutters.
These socks are going to be my contribution to Winwick Mum's Yarndale Sock Line so I have to head off now and get them packaged up. They're a women's medium size, knitted in Wendy Roam Fusion 4 ply from the Broken Chocolate Bar Sock Recipe by Corrina Ferguson, from LoveKnitting. I hope someone finds them cosy and cheering.
So that's what's new round here. How about you? Anything you did for the first time? Anything you learned that you didn't know before? Maybe today's the day to make a memo. Because it's Monday.
I won't be here next Monday, but please memo on..I won't be long..