Exam question: 2paw is not stupid. Discuss.
Well, the iron part would be my knitting needles, and the clay?? That would be my brain. When I said in the last post I was having a Mental Health Week, I really, really meant Mental in all its glory. Not only will I be needing another big ball of wool, which is currently winging its way here in exactly the same way a brick doesn't, I also started knitting The Stargate incorrectly. Again. I unravelled back from the underarm cast off. Again. I started at the 30 row mark and I'm thinking that this time it is right. Again.
My TdF KAL has been a comedy of errors this year. I didn't hit a Labrador, but they certainly helped by being in lots of photos for scale purposes!! What I really needed was one of those doctors in a posh voiture rapide who could zoom along beside me and perform miraculous knitting and mental health cures as I knitted along at top speed. I want some of those support-team riders who would speed up beside me and hand me une tasse de the et un verre de vin as required!! I also want a nice stop along the way where a French chef would whip me up une delicieux repas avec my favourite things. The sleeves were a picnic and not at all representative of the alps that were to come. I should have done the fronts while my mind was working and not have struck out on the back straight away. Of course now I am back on course I am hamstrung by the lack of wool. I am considering doing a provisional cast on and knitting the fronts now, and then picking up the stitches and knitting the ribbing downwards with the new ball. Who knows what the dyelot will be? Something as far away as possible from what I have would be typical of my journey thus far!! So I am beetling (or Beatling) along on the back. Almost up to the point I reached twice, before the evil Team-of-Blocking-My-Progress struck. All I can say is thank goodness I don't have to appear in public in lycra. There would be a roaring trade in hot pokers with which to poke out one's eyes!!!
No wonder Harki looks thin in her video, she lost 1.5kg or 3 lbs 4oz last fortnight. Now I feel like such a bad mother, I think that's way too much for her to use though the Vet and Nurses were jubilant. This fortnight I am feeding her more food. Peri only lost 300g or about 10oz. This is because she stole a carton of real milk and drank it. Well I found the empty carton in the garage and no milk anywhere. They have been exceptionally happy and very playful and I think that is because they are hungry all the time and also more enthusiastic and not lazy couch potatoes!!! Harki won't put up with Peri stealing her toys and when I come home we have a big play instead of a food treat, I am their treat. With her new found fitness Harki runs up and down the hills in the bush and sometimes out of my sight. Luckily she comes whenever I call, well not luckily, she is just very clever. Peri is auditioning for being a leopard in The Lion King. She has rolled, selectively, in you-don't-want-to-know-what and given herself pongy green polka dots. They are even on her head. You can be sure this is when she will love you the most!!
The BlackSpot of Doomlight is having a sale so I have a new skirt pattern, a Suffolk Puff maker, and some wool that will be Guinea Pigs. I also managed to leave with my mind and body intact. Later on I was elsewhere in the queue to register my car, knitting away on the 'Too Much Sax and Violets On TV' sock, when a lady called me over to be served quickly because I wasn't doing a licence transaction. Serendipity!!
Mr Madcage rang from the Southern Capital last week and now MrsDrWho and I are the proud owners of Gilmore Girls: Season 1 though 6. Season 7 wasn't there and wouldn't you know it's the one we need to finish watching?? The Southern Capital had snow this week, falling on the ground in the suburbs. The road to The Pinnacle was closed and the Midlands Highway too. No snow here but the night temperatures were in the minuses.
I would love write more, but it has taken an hour to upload the photos. I have The Broadband, though it is so slow I can't use the new ABC iview. So slow. PLUS The Typepad is still in Beta with the new compose. It would be quicker to write the post and paint the pictures and then send letters off in the mail at this rate. What an idea!!! Still, I am determined to reply to my giant backlog of comments. I know some people say not to worry, and I'm not worrying, I like to reply to my comments, I'm just slow!!
I'm thinking The X-Files movie this weekend. The Truth is Out There. Truly Ruly!!!