Tuesday, May 6
FO: more socks
Finished socks on the Cog. Lost count of how many pairs I've made now.
This deckchair had been up for about 3 minutes yesterday, before Tom decided it was his. This is his "Wanna make something of it?" face.
Dippy staff do get my goat sometimes. I'm trying to overlock some knitted swatches using woolly nylon - alas, on one of the reels the slippery stuff just falls off and then catches and snaps. So I went a-hunting to Dunelm. After waiting ten minutes to speak to the lady on the cloth counter, it was plain she'd never heard of thread netting (it's rather like that plastic mesh you buy bird nuts in). When I explained what it was, she suggested I sew slower. Yeah, right. This is for an overlocker looper, which uses approximately 6mm of thread every 1.5mm of overlocking. Sheesh! Can't believe I had to explain such a thing to a member of staff in her fifties.
Luckily, ebay came up trumps again, which saves me trying to scramble around town in the rush hour. Did think later I could have tried to construct some kind of paper cone, to stop the thread escaping, but never mind...