So, The Farmer Wants a Wife does he?? I cannot believe that women participate in this: I am not going to use the words I am thinking but I would never let a man 'choose' me from a field of 5, 10 or even 100. It just seems wrong. I watched this show for about 3 excruciating minutes and then I just wanted to hide my eyes and stick my fingers in my ears and go La la la la la. I don't have enough hands so I just turned the channel off. Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.
We have our Council elections here on The Apple Isle, so if you don't believe the Pulp Mill Process was open and transparent, these are some of the Northern Capital candidates to vote for: Ball, Armitage, Van Zettan, Nott and Sands. Just saying. Would you believe that The Council would not give me information about how Councillors voted?? It is in the public domain, it was in the newspaper, but I forgot to cut it out and save it. They were VERY unhelpful to say the least. In the end a candidate sent me the information. Thanks Jeremy!!!
I have been really tired the last week or so, I caught some kind of virus thingy and it has sapped my strength. I have been sleeping in the afternoons and not very motivated at all. I have chosen winners in my Bloggiversary competition, but as I haven't finished the prize organisation, it would be unfair to stand and not deliver, so I will wait till a bit later on, ie, next time.
The Labradors have been very well, they have had more swims in the river and more walks. They have had new squeaky toys and lots of treats. Peri has knocked the iron off the ironing board in the Drops-in-Harki's-ears-so-she's-getting-a-treat-and-I'm-not debacle!!! It is OK and so is she as she had quite a hard head. Both of them lie outside in the Sun, get really hot, and then come inside and drink copious amounts of water and flop on the cold tiles till they cool down. They have also been napping like champions, keeping me company as I sleep. Oh and then there was the time I was reading in bed, and eating some toffees, individually wrapped, and I went out and forgot to close the hall door: Labradors 20, Toffees?? Nil!!!!!
The Narnia Girl socks are complete and have been given to The Narnia Girl herself. They were knitted from Opal Acapulco 1306 using 2.75mm and 64 stitches. I made the back of the leg in K2 P2 rib and then I did the same rib pattern but with slipped stitches for the heel. Opal may be a little less soft than other wools, but it does knit up so nice and evenly and I had forgotten how much I like using striped wool, because the stripes seem to make it grow faster. I imagine stripes of red would be the fastest to knit!!
I have started The Hungry Socks for me, made from Opal Caterpillar in a rib pattern: K2 P2 all around and then every 16 rows I knitted across 2 lots of P2 starting at the centre back and finally ending with plain knitting for the last 20 rows or so before the toe decreases. I have one very Doris Day picture, I don't know why it looks as if my camera was smeared with Vaseline, but there you go. I am just about up to the heel on the other sock.
Aunty Dutch also received a Wonky Bag named HotLips for her birthday. I couldn't resist this material. The Pattern is from BH&G, but I have named it generally The Wonky Bag. It is not too big or too small. I think I need a few. I have added a picture of the bag as it is carried in my photos at the right. I hope!! Aunty and Uncle Dutch's dog Fifi died a few months ago, I made a quilt for her brother Tommy. Tommy had a difficult time after Fifi died, but now he has a new sister, better than all the drugs and counselling a dog can have: a new puppy called Poppy. She is so tiny and absolutely cute and wicked!!
I have some new wool, some gorgeous green KnitPicks and lovely fine soft green from someone who was cleaning out her stash. Thank you so much, I love it!!! Also some TreeTops sock wool I bought from Katt at The Knitting Coven last week. The Coven is in search of a new home, we don't ask for much, free parking, nice food and somewhere that won't mind us knitting there for 3 hours. You'd think it would be easy, but you would be wrong.
I went on School excursion with MrsDrWho to The Imaginarium. My group was very well behaved, of course, and the actual trip was only 90 minutes, and a ride of about an hour each way in the Principal's car, but still, I slept for 17 hours when I got home!!! I did get up to feed The Labradors and have drugs and drinks etc, but still I had a very nice time. I miss school. Despite this sacrifice and also making her Dalek Kiss Biscuits (Vinny from the Sci-Fi KAL and I did a possum wool for Dalek biscuit cutter swap!!) she is still holding my Choc-Mint wool hostage. She is talking about floating it on the fish pond now. She is going to be away for a few days soon. I could possibly dye Cleo: Green!!! No, I would never do that. It would be wrong. Instead I will spend my time catching up on Life and waiting for MrsDrWho to watch Alias so we can watch the last 2 episodes!! I only have my mum's The Word socks to finish and then I have knitted all the birthday socks for the year. It is a big relief but I feel I have done a good job too.
I am off to make tea now: Bacon, Pea and Cheesy Pasta from the new Delicious magazine book. I ate it last night too and it was so easy and so yummy, The Labradors had some for breakfast. I'll write up a recipe for next post!!!