Let us begin with the positives:
The sock made progress in bed last night while we watched a couple of episodes of Merlin on the BBC iplayer. This is the sock in its position of safety that I put it in at lights out time. This a definite plus on the side of magic loop, for me at least. No chance of losing any stitches (this being the reason that I am tackling this sock and not the Monster Sock just now – it is minus a very several stitches right now)
It still does not feel fluent and the turning round and pulling through of the needles seems a very slow process just yet. I do like the fact that I get a full 30 stitches in at one go and I think I would like using the loop for something such as a hat.
Second positive of the day – the bread is on and is rising nicely. I am switching to a multiple loaf approach to save fuel costs as of today and will make one to eat and one to freeze, as a general rule.
Third positive – the cash back from the mortgage transfer has appeared in our account. Very swiftly! We are impressed, and grateful.
and the other side of the ledger?
- Mr L’s PC would not switch on this morning. He took it apart, cleaned the PSU, fitted a new fuse and replaced the PSU and switched on again
- There was a very loud bang, the whole of the inside of his PC lit up, and there was a strong smell of ozone
- The drying has been in the tumble dryer for 2 hours and is still steaming… that cannot possibly be right!
- Postie drove straight by this morning so I still don’t have my club yarn from the Yarn Yard
So, let me see… we need funds for: chimney repair, a new pc, a possible tumble dryer repair, oh – and a small matter of 2,000 litres of domestic heating oil. EEK!
All this, and we have meeces in the loft too. They are keeping us awake.
Comfort food today – sausage (home made, of course) and potato/parsnip mash. Thick onion gravy with lots of sage in it… the best part of the onset of Autumn and Winter weather is the rib-sticking food that goes with it. Porridge soon, I think. Can I put gin in it? My mother used to put my cod liver oil in my porridge wen I was small. If you can do that then surely gin is not off limits…