What a lovely time I had at the Knitting Coven. Cathy so kindly purchased some sock wool for me when she was on the mainland. Toni had the Twisted Sister Sock Workbook for us to drool over. Sharon has an Etsy shop!!!! Suzi finished a scarf in really thick wool, I think she had about 10 stitches per row!!! Katt is having conniptions about her UFOs!! Caroline made a few sock wool sales too, from people who shouldn't really have bought any: Yes, that would be me!!! Sandra D quietly knits along on her squares, regardless of our hijinks.
I made 4 more sock totes, and here are 3 of them. Two Twirly Purples for Suzi, a 'Prurple' Buttons for Toni and Flutterbys for Margaret.
Harki and Peri have been having a supervised swim between the metaphorical flags. Actually, I have never swum on a beach with flags or Lifesavers. There may be some beaches with Lifesavers now, but I don't know where they are. it is a mainland thing, though as we are an island you would think we would be better 'saved'. The Government do run a compulsory Learn to Swim programmes through schools for Grades 3,4 and 5, but it is fairly cursory: 45 minutes a day for 9 days each year, but it is better than nothing. It has been going forever, because I had LTS with Mrs Cramp when I was in Grade 4!! I went to private lessons too and passed certificates. I quite like to swim, but the thought of what might be in the pool, and the boogelly seaweed and marine life, scares the willies out of me. Not so Harki and Peri. They love to swim, the colder the water the better. They even wrestle over a stick and play while they are swimming.
The hot windy weather has disappeared and today it is cold and raining: my kind of weather. There has been much sleeping and lying about on the couch with cups of herbal tea this week. There have also been 'elbows' about the DVD recorder and the fact that I can make a disc and it plays on MrsDrWho's DVD recorder as well. I feel technologised!!!
I have been knitting the Blasted Hippo Socks as I was putting off the sleeve of PIL. I have done a little though. I have the perfect excuse not to finish Errol CardiFlynn though: at the next Knitting Coven I am going to demonstrate the insertion of Errol's zip!!! I can quite happily justify leaving Errol pinned to a board for 10 more days.
Jussi Donni and I are having a Blasted Pomatomus/Hippo Sock race: Donni, Donni, Donni, and I will write it out 100 times at recess in the Time Out room!!! I'm thinking she'll win. This is a KAL with a difference!!! Yep, definitely a KAL with a difference, I was apparently having a race with someone who wasn't even knitting in The Blasted Sock Wars!! Sorry Donni, poorliness overwhelmed my ability to think. I really do think you're onto a winner though, I can't even get my opponent straight, let alone the Blasted pattern!!! I have no strategy, I should submit already!!!!
MrsDrWho is suffering for her un-art. She cast aspersions on our Dishcloths, so Sharon has started a cold war!! Are you my mother?????
I won a prize. It is a prize I have been desperate to win. I have tried really hard and finally I have achieved my goal, which is ironic, as I won with a football game competition question!!! 40 years ago there was some kind of footy game and they are having a game tomorrow to commemorate it. Do I care about football? Not a jot, but the ABC were giving away special radios as prizes, and asking questions related to the game. I didn't know any answers. Then, one day, the producer was busy and Roisin asked 'Who won the game of something-or-other played in Queensland?" I knew!!! I heard her interviewing the man from Tasmania!!! I was dialling as she spoke and I won!!!!!! The radio has a little stand but it comes apart and I can take it with me when I walk The Labradors!! I have a little radio but it isn't digital and it's hard to tune in. This is fantastic, and see the Tassie Devil sticker?? Very cool!! Thank you ABC!!!