Friday, January 19, 2007

Wind, Pwllheli, dogs, and socks

Wow, the wind was horrendous yeaterday. According to my neighbours anyway, I missed all the excitement by clearing off to Pwllheli. Trees were down, fence panels broken, and there was even a fatality on our ring road, the A55, when a lorry blew over. Two of our back fence panels blew down, but we think we can slot them back in with an extra pair of hands.

Yes, there was wind in Pwllheli, but not as bad as it could have been considering it is on the coast. You can see the waves in these pictures.

It was surprisingly not cold though, okay I was wrapped up but was quite warm by the end of our dog walk. That is my Pwllheli friend's dog Bo, and this is him after he'd found the biggest puddle he could and jumped in it!!

and this is him jumping on his "dad".

In the next photo the dog in the foreground is Luke, Bo's brother, who we tried to persuade Colin to bring home with us because he is sort of available (a long story). But we didn't because of our old mutt, who is too old to put up with an excitable young dog now. He can take them in small doses but not as a live in. Never mind, he was gorgeous though.

I got some sock yarn this morning from ebay for my friend Heather's socks. She wanted blue ones and green ones, I already have some green I can use. This is a alpaca/merino mix in Bluebell and is gorgeous from the Natural Dye Studio.

Their yarn is always lovely. For those of you who have read previous entries, I ordered this before my bold "I will not buy any more knitting stuff" statement, and the cotton that won't arrive till the end of the month.

I am on the horns of a dilemma. I have become completely fed up with my competition socks. They are still not quite right, and I now have to make the decision whether or not to stop. The thought of making the second sock.......... Its not as if I don't have anything else to make either. Oh what shall I do?

1 comment:

nanatoo said...

Glad you had a good day. Love that pic of Bo after the puddle :)
I lost some of my shed roof and the back porch door is now hanging!
Great colour yarn, and I wouldn't bother with the competition socks, life's too short.