Snow, a sock and hatching plans

 I might not have finished knitting a blanket on holiday, but I managed to complete my first Betula sock.
The pattern is by Rachel Coopey, Coop Knit on Ravelry.

I  have a bit of a knitter’s crush on Rachel Coopey’s patterns at the moment.
She has a penchant for twisted stitches and  a smattering of colour-work.  
Some patterns, like Echeveria combine both of these.  I saw Dianne B knitting her pair of Echeveria socks in York and was smitten.
I also have something of an obsession for Talia, from issue 3 of PomPom magazine.
I actually had a dream about that pattern the other night!
I have ordered some lovely YarnYard Marchmont sock yarn with Talia in mind.  That’s my next pair of socks planned!

We came home from Skye to another dump of snow.
This is the view from the front doorstep.
I arrived home and went straight to bed, where I slept for 13 hours.  My cough is easing but I feel half-dead.  Yup, I am a zombie.
I hope to get to work tomorrow, but right now I am not sure I will make it.  While we were away, I had my car MOT’ed (It passed!  A miracle!) and took the opportunity to get my tyres changed back to the “summer” sort, thinking the bad weather must be past by now… oops!

We also came home to a bust lightbulb in the bathroom.
The only replacement FL could find in the house (I was asleep, remember) was a blue heat-bulb intended for hatching baby chicks…!  You can imagine my confusion when I stumbled through there, half-asleep.
So there are lots of bad jokes being cracked in these parts:  “I’m off to sit on the nest!” is but one of many.  No wonder my head hurts!  And yes, as you can tell, FL is feeling a LOT better! :)