There was an Easter sale and so The Labradors were the happy recipients of new Easter TeddyBunnies. They were huge and only $5 each. Harki was so happy she immediately pulled off the head, but the body remains intact!!She likes to play Tug of War and Chasings with her toy. Peri was beside herself. She was not sure whether she should take care of the TeddyBunny, after all it was big enough to be alive, or she should dismember it. She spent a lot of time carrying it about in her mouth wagging her tail. We had a very late walk around the block today, so late it was the afternoon, but yesterday we went to the bush. Everything is so dry and yellow, there is barely any green apart from the gum trees. You can see Harki gathering herself to jump over the old tree: there is a lot of leaping and running. There is also a lot of sniffing. The wallabies are quite used to people and dogs and will often sit as still as a statue and we only see them when they eventually hop away. Everything is very Autumnal and the streets are lined with yellow, orange and red trees, and the footpath and gutters are filled with crunchy leaves.
I sewed a skirt for Mrs House of Elliott. The pattern actually had another gathered strip at the bottom that was nearly 5m long. I decided that was far too ruffly so I added the layer depth evenly to the other layers. It was much better. I had to make minor adjustments to the waistband to get a perfect fit and I found a nice button with carved runes to finish it off nicely.
I have been knitting a new pair of socks from the Plum variegated Adore for MrsDrWho. These will be birthday socks and may even be completed before her birthday. This is how we decided on the pattern: Me: What pattern would you like? MrDrWho: I don't know. Me: How about rib? MrsDrWho: OK!! The wool itself is not terrible soft and is a smidgen thin, infinitely so, every now and then. It does define the rib very well and the colours are beautiful. I have named them The Cluedo Socks- Prof. Plum don't you know!! I knitted a Mason-Dixon Ballband dishcloth for Milly's mother for her birthday. I made it with some beautiful Sugar'n'Cream cotton that knits up like butter. I have a dishcloth that I use as a face flannel and it is the nicest thing!!! You can also whip one up in a night!!!
The West Wing is over. It is an ex show, it has ceased to be. I cried a bucket of happy, poignant tears on Sunday when I watched it (MrsDrWho had visitors so I went on over so we could watch it together and share our misery/joy!!) Now I just have to watch all the seasons again, on rotation. What a fantastic show it was, perfect in every way and a better ending I could not have imagined!!! I really enjoy Robin Hood, it is more Robin Hood Lite but very amusing, and I have seen Life on Mars advertised on the ABC. Be still my beating heart!!!
Thanks for all the very nice comments about the BOC socks pattern!! I just hope it works!! I also must take a photo of the special 'rocks' that Katt gave me. They are green and have positive influences for health and well being, and did I mention they are green???? I am making Katt a Zipped Bag and I will post some pictures next time!!!