And she’s back!

And she’s back!

Helloooo!  It’s lovely to be back on the blog again – I’ve missed you!

It’s been a long few weeks whilst I got my blog posts transferred over from Blogger but here I am on my shiny new WordPress blog platform at last.  It wasn’t all plain sailing and there was a good deal of frustration and swearing going on, I must confess – and some people would say that’s my own fault for trying to do this during a Mercury Retrograde when everything to do with technology is likely to go wrong – but thanks to Phil who developed the code that transferred the posts and kindly went out of his way and very definitely above and beyond the support I was expecting to help me get everything set up and running smoothly, I am here now and I couldn’t be happier!

Some of the formatting is still a bit – let’s say eccentric – on some of the older posts as I’ve not been able to get through all of them before going live again (there are 674, you know!) so if you are on a post and do spot anything that’s not right, please do let me know!  I’ve got a new contact form down at the bottom of the left hand sidebar so that should make life easier rather than me trying to fudge an email address to make it look inconspicuous!

So how have you been?  I hope that you have been keeping safe and well, that you’ve enjoyed some sunshine if you’re in the northern hemisphere and you haven’t been too cold or wet if you’re in the southern part of the world.  We’ve had more dry days than rainy ones – not always sunny and it was pretty blooming cold for a day or two last week.  It’s incredible to think that the Summer Solstice has passed by and the days are going to get shorter again now, isn’t it?  I don’t really want to think about that at the moment, time seems to have been going too quickly as it is!

I’ve got plenty to show you when I write next – I just wanted to say “hello” today and let you know that I’m still here.  Oh, I wanted to show you my latest pair of socks too.  I was still knitting them when I last wrote and now they’re on my feet!

Yes, they really are as orange as the pictures, and they’re fab!  The yarn is Candyfloss by Under An English Sky and I’ve used heel stitch underneath the heel turn and at the toes to try to make them last a little longer as I seem to have a developed a habit of wearing my socks out in both places now!

There’s a new pair of socks on my needles now.  I wasn’t going to buy any more yarn but I happened to be up at Black Sheep Wools and spotted this new Schjeepes Downtown which is a stripy yarn and tones beautifully with Schjeepes Metropolis.  They are both 4ply, extra fine merino and nylon yarns so they feel very soft and almost slippy to knit with – not like my usual favourite WYS at all!  I often get asked about the softest yarns to create socks from so these will be an interesting experiment both in knitting them and wearing them.

A half-knitted blue, purple and grey stripy sock with a pink heel rests on a stone flag next to a ball of the yarn. Behind is an orange mug of tea.

This is the first sock so there’s a way to go yet before they’re on my feet, but I’ll keep you posted!

Anyway, that’s me for today.  I managed to squeeze in last month’s Monthly Musing just before June disappeared and now it’s July … and it won’t be long before the school holidays!  Small daughter has had mock exams this past fortnight so she’s counting the days 🙂

See you soon!

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