Monday, 26 November 2012
We don't often get beautiful sunsets here as cloud tends to be the dominant feature, but tonight's was a cracker - it got even better, and at one stage the horizon was a really delicate apricot colour, but obviously I was driving and couldn't take any more pictures. But really, driving into a beautiful sunset made up for not being able to take pictures. I should have had some kind of stirring soundtrack, but actually it was the usual low-grade bickering from the back.
Success! Tonight, while I watched I'm A Celebrity and had my feet numbed by a sleeping cat*, I have Turned A Heel, having done some arithmetic to get it right as I'm doing a 72-stitch sock and the pattern is for 64. I'm perfectly capable of arithmetic, it's just I'm still at the stage of thinking that turning a heel is Magic, so working out what the decreases and turns are actually doing is a bit... intimidating.
(Dubiously) But it looks as if it's worked.
I have no idea what the next line of the pattern means though. I keep re-reading it, hoping that the meaning will jump out at me. I'll have to dig out the pattern I usually use and compare it. I really do need a pattern that's written for the completely clueless. But, the rest of the foot should be pretty quick and easy anyway!
* You should have heard the cracking noises as I walked upstairs after having had Small Cat sitting on my ankles for two hours. Quite alarming really.