The Federal Minister for Education today said that our school curricula are straight from Chairman Mao. She later retracted this statement. She said she was listening to parents and reacting to their requests. May I politely suggest that she listen to teachers, the professionals who teach the children. Teachers who are not, despite her comments, followers of Mao. What a stupid comment, there is no other word for it. Apparently she wants to decree what is taught, and she would like everyone in Australia to be teaching the same thing at the same time every day. Who's Chairman Mao now???
My Dishcloth Swap arrived yesterday. It was from Tori in California, so The Labradors and I hummed the song as we looked at the shiny box tied with ribbon!!! Inside were three absolutely gorgeous dishcloths. Could they be any better??? No, they are perfect: a Labrador, a paw print and a bone and green colours too. I don't think I can ever really use them as they are too nice, too beautiful!! There was also a little box of biscuit cutters and recipes too: treats for The Labradors. And there was a card with cups of tea and, maybe wisteria on it. I am not very good with identifying flowers. It could be lilac.... Thank you, I love my swap Tori!!!
All the pieces of The Errol CardiFlynn are complete. It is finished. Next I have to pick up the stitches on the front edges and knit moss stitch for the zipper band, and then there will be mattress stitch to sew it up, a collar to knit and finally the zip. Come heatwave, hotness, warmth or humidity I will be wearing it to the next Knitting Coven.
I went to Tai Chi today. I had to come home and sleep for 3 hours. It is just waving about your arms, a bit of twisting and breathing, but it wore me out. OK, it's more than waving your arms about, but that's all I'm up to!!! Harki and Peri go BeserkersBonkers when I try to practise at home. They think it is a new game and leap about excitedly. I will admit it all quickly deteriorates into a Karate Kid-style Kung Fu Fest!!!
Daphne at The Knittery especially dyed green sock wool for me. Here it is: Forest Moss. It in mine, all mine (maniacal laughter ....)
Knit a Trilobite.