Socks and bells

The latest pair of socks is done.

Latest striped socks

Finished socksThey make a nice ‘mix and match’ pair with the pair I knitted a few months ago.

I was in Skipton the other day and popped in to the shop in where I bought the yarn in 2016 for the bargain price of £2 per 100g ball, but alas, it is now full of basic acrylic DK in plain colours, as well as books. This curious, nameless shop, opposite the Fent Shop on Keighley Road, has always stocked both yarn and books. Two other Skipton shops that sold yarn, both on Sheep Street, have closed recently leaving just this one, Boyes and the more upmarket Purl & Jane. That still means that Skipton is better served for yarn than most other towns of its size, so I can’t complain. I shall keep popping in to the books-and-yarn place when passing by, because you never know what you will find there and it is very cheap indeed. The acrylic DK yarn was £1.50 a ball, less if you buy 10 balls.

What else has been going on? Well, as I’ve mentioned before, we’ve replaced the kitchen plinths with white ones, a mere two years after painting all the cupboards white. I’ve taken a photo at last.

New kitchen plinthsThey fit a lot better than the old ones which were falling apart after almost a quarter of a century of use. Still need to replace the worktops but that will have to wait until next year.

Several plywood deltoidsAnd my mystery woodwork project is continuing. I’ve cut out nearly 50 shapes now, not many more to go.

As a bonus, the curvy pieces removed to create the holes in the middle look a bit like bells. I’ve painted one side of them red and strung them to make Christmassy swags. It’s a little early yet for decorations so they are temporarily adorning mirrors and picture frames in the kitchen.

Christmas bells swags

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.
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