My knitting since Sunday has been minimal.
I spent Monday evening redoing Neutral Tailoring's collar. The pattern has you short row and then do a 3 needle cast off centre back of collar. I hated the look of the join, and think that I did too many rows. It's been maturing since I finished. I've frogged back about 8 rows each side of the centre and grafted (in moss stitch!) the joins. Much better, though I could have frogged back even more, I think.
Last night I finished sock #1 of Godiva socks, started at the beginning of the month for SKA (ravelry). No photos until they're done.
I've also been crocheting - a granny sock blanket from sock scraps. I seem to have thrown away a lot of scraps but certainly have enough to start it off. I don't need any btw! I can use some whole balls if necessary. I wanted a rectangular blanket, so I've started off with two granny squares sewn together, then I'll just carry on around and around. It's bright, so far! No photos, I need daylight!
So, over the weekend I've been sorting and scanning family photos. My parents sent down some photos to scan and enlarge, and I thought, if no knitting photos then I might as well post some people photos!
Anyone of a certain age will remember the days before digital and mobile phone cameras. Photos were few and far between! I used to frequent photo booths as a teenager, and have found a stack of small photos (hair brushed and big, full make up, plucked eyebrows, too much lipstick, 4 stone lighter - at least - and very vain!).
Toddler Dawn and Grandma (she's either knitting or crocheting!) 1961-62.
Dawn with a dolly's cot (can't remember this at all)
Dawn's school photo. I have no idea how old - about 7 or 8? Late sixties. I took a non digital photo of a photo album page, years ago. I scanned that photo and cropped the photos of me! Yes, my mother cut my fringe!
Dawn in 1970, aged 9 with brothers and dog.
Teen years - these were photo booth photos!
1977 aged 16. That lipstick was a deep red, a Mary Quant lipstick chunky pencil! Plucked to death eyebrows!
Too vain to wear glasses as well!
Here's a knitting related photo of Chris that I've found.
That's when he had more hair and less belly! That jumper was John Lewis's children's aran, completely acrylic and horrible to knit with. He loved the brightness, and that when wet it weighed hardly anything and dried really quickly. I had to reknit the collar twice, it kept sagging.
Back to knitting!