FL's cold is improving, as is his mood.
Rainy Weekend Socks for the SKA September challenge. I have had to adjust the pattern to suit a 72 stitch leg. Details on my Ravelry page here.
I learned a new type of short row heel, which uses a double-stitch. Socktopus has a step-by-step picture guide to it here.
Amazing stuff! At last - a toe-up sock without a peppering of holes at the heel!
And this is how far I have got with my Pattern Pyramid dress...
The pattern piece for the "vest" is missing, and although I think I can draft a replacement, it is not helped by the fact that this section of the instruction sheet has been torn. The perils of vintage patterns!
Today I plan to make the main bodice and try it on for size. My measuring tape suggests a good fit: the darts are in the right place, the bust is my size (on paper) and the underarm-to-waist measurement is about right too.
The neckline is slightly alarming though!
It looks very much as if it is designed to fit snug and high at the side of the neck, swooping off at an angle towards the underarm like Snow White's gown. You know the shape I mean?
I'm not sure how this will look on me... watch this space!
But to be honest, I have been putting more energy into: reading The Happiness Project, walking the dog, and helping FL with his book.
I could not resist including this picture of him, having a moment of inspiration, high on Dexies! (If you are new to my blog, I ought to explain that he takes steroids as part of his chemotherapy regime, not just for kicks!)
Many years ago, I was a high-powered PA with my feet on the transcriber pedals, and state-of-the-art headphones clamped to my ears, as I typed my prestigious boss's words of wisdom at 60 wpm plus. But that was very different: I was in control of the speed, with one foot on the rewind button. And I wasn't married to the boss.
Poor FL was totally bewildered when I explained that I could not possibly take live dictation from him and remain sane and calm and serene... and married to him. I took the dog out for a walk while he considered his options. When I returned, I was presented with a pile of pages representing the first six pages, ready to type out... the joy of computers being that we can rearrange the text later. Marital peace has been restored.
But it does mean I don't have as much sewing time as I expected...
P.S. It's almost your last chance to enter the Pattern Pyramid giveaway!