My dearly beloved has given me a birthday card today. I think that is the first time in ten years that he has bought me a birthday card. He’s also taking me out to dinner this evening! I am reeling from this unexpected attention. It’s O.K. though, he hasn’t bought me a present – so I don’t have to begin worrying about what he may be feeling guilty about 🙂
I bought my own present, which T the relief postie has just delivered. We thought there was no post coming today and Mr L had let the dogs out. T doesn’t like dogs. We apologised… they were a bit scary and loud. Anyway… I am now the proud owner of a pair of sock blockers. Yay!
Which means that I can now block my socks into shape,
and also take more effective FO shots.
The Laeticias look much better like this, do they not?
Now all I need to do is sort out my photo skills and achieve a better and more consistent colour reproduction!
These sock blockers came from eBay seller mrb02 (Wightwood Sock Blockers ) They are Â£12.99 and come in sizes XS, S, M, and L. I got M – “Medium- fits Ladies sizes 7.5-10” I have UK Ladies size 7 feet. The Laeticias are quiet a skimpy fit on me, and fit the blockers nicely. The Francie socks that I am presently knitting are a bit too large for me, and rather a lot too big for the blockers. I plan to get a set of large blockers, for Mr L’s socks (he’s a men’s size 10). That should cover all bases.
As weÂ are dining out tonight, I don’t need to cook a main meal at lunchtime. I seem to have some time on my hands. Sadly, I shall use it up by going to the shop in search of a light bite for lunch…