Here they are, mistakes and all, finished, sewn up and modelled by yours truly.
I realised when I came to sew them up that I'd done the 3 needle cast off for the toes so it was on the outside instead of inside the sock. It still looks quite neat and as these ones were my first pair and will be for me to wear I couldn't be bothered unpicking and re-doing them. Next pair I won't make the same mistake.
Lazy dinner tonight, toasted sandwiches since there was only DH and I. Tomorrow night is moving out dinner for DD3 and BF. DD2 and her BF are also coming round. DH has already made the vege sausage meatballs and spicy tomato sauce and I'll be baking cupcakes. There was a hitch today with their plans as the firm handling the referencing hadn't done their job properly; they'd had DD's work reference for days but hadn't processed it and sent the report through to the letting agency. It looked as if the move would have to be delayed, especially as the woman at the letting agency who was drawing up the leasing agreement had gone off sick. Luckily, after a lot of toing and froing the references were faxed through and another employee from the letting agency contacted the landlord who's agreeable to them moving in and signing the agreement next week. It would have been difficult if they'd had to delay since they have bits of furniture and appliances etc. being delivered from lots of different locations and nowhere to store them if they'd hadn't had access to the flat. Sooooo...holding our breath, crossing our fingers and hoping all will go smoothly.
I'm also holding my breath for DD1 who has finally got an offer on her flat. She moved to Winchester earlier last year to be with her wife. They'd been living seperately for the 3 years since they married while she was with the police here in Kent and her wife was with the army in Hampshire. She tried a couple of times but couldn't get a transfer so in the end she had to quit being a Police Officer and now she's doing the same job as a Criminal Investigator but as a civilian. It was the only way she could get a move to Hampshire and finally be able to have a proper married life instead of having to travel back and forth between Dover and Winchester every time she got a couple of days off. Selling her flat here is the last link and will also save her hundreds of £s a month which they're hoping to use to buy their own place for when her wife leaves the army in about 4 years time. I really, really hope it all goes through for her.
At least the weather hasn't been too bad today and I got to my volunteering and back without getting wet. Well, I think that's all for tonight, I hope everything is stress free and the weather's dry where you are.