The cold hard truth is that, public humiliation or not, there is no way I am going to finish both my cardigans by Thursday for OPAM. I will finish The Tempest/ADAMO. The button-band needs to be fixed. Against my better judgement I followed the pattern's instructions of picking up one stitch for every two rows. I knew I should do three stitches for every four rows but I did not back myself. The band is fine if I stretch it and pull it down when I am wearing it, but it's just not practical for me to walk about pulling the two fronts down every time I wear the cardigan. It just wouldn't work well with my lifestyle. It needs about another four inches or 20cm of 'stretch' so I'll unravel it and do it again, and I took such care placing the buttonholes too.
The 200g ball of green wool I have been happily waiting to 'open' is, in fact, NOT the one I need. It''s Rustic Green Tweed, not Classic Mid Green. So I have to order another ball and hope the dyelot is not too different. If it is, I will unravel the bands and use that to finish the front along with the remaining wool I have, and then re-knit the bands from the new ball. Apparently I only bought three, what was I thinking?? Even if I had ordered the wool today, it would not have made it here in time, it takes much more than a week for Bendigo parcels to get here, so it will be sometime after Easter.
Peri has been performing her Big Sisterly duties. Lorelai Gilmore was in awe of Peri's ability to fly up the stairs at the dam lookout. Lorelai Gilmore was afraid, but Peri ran up and then danced about and I added my encouragement and up she came, albeit only to the first landing. She was so excited when she ran back down to Peri she wanted to bite her!!!
I am having a little rest from replying to all the lovely comments about The Labradors, Harki, Peri and Lorelai Gilmore, from the last few posts. I am feeling a tad exhausted and have needed some long sleeps in the daytime to catch up. Tomorrow I am going to make some more chocolate crackle Easter eggs with the other half of MrsDrWho's class, so I need to garner my strength. At least it is cool during the night so we can sleep, oh and my new solar lights do an excellent job of lighting up the path too. Twinkly lights!!!