So, I plan to wash (they’re in with the wool load – my slippers and OH's socks, 30 degree wash, wool-wash liquid) the socks and block them tonight, then photograph them tomorrow for the pattern pdf I will be making. I’m probably going to make myself a pair too, but as I prefer my socks to be more snug, I will almost certainly adjust the pattern to be either less repeats or smaller needles or something.
And now I can cast on the second Jaywalker! Woo! Though I will probably take the sweater to knit night. It needs to be worked on. (Don’t even mention the other projects I have OTN, there’s only so much time in the day and I am forced to spend 7 hours of it in the office where I can’t knit because I am meant to be working.)
We’re thinking about getting a craft worktable to put in the second bedroom. It will mean getting rid of the sofabed that my parents gave to us, but since everyone refuses to sleep on it I don’t see that as such a hardship! We’ve seen some nice tables in Ikea (oh no!) which are adjustable in height. One of the main problems I have with using the sewing machine on the table is that it’s a bit low and so it makes my back ache. Other problems with using the sewing machine on the dining table are:
- The table is oval, not good for square material cutting
- We’d like to eat at the table, not easy when there’s a bunch of sewing stuff on there
- Last time I ironed things on the dining table (don’t ask), I marked it (boo) and so now we need to polish it
- When the dining room is in the “tidy and not in use” state, we fold the table down, so the sewing machine has to go away, so then it’s a rigmarole getting it out, setting it up, getting settled again
- Accompanying the sewing machine is:
- A sewing box
- Book(s) on sewing
- A dressmaker’s dummy
- The iron is upstairs (if you sew, you’ll understand)
But first we have to buy a new print-head for our printer which is going to cost more than some printers cost. Darnit. I guess it is five years old though, which is old for a printer.