We went to vote. I don't want to talk about it. Voting and me: we're on a break.
The best part was the sausage in bread for Peri and Gilly. The kind P&F people gave us an extra big sausage because they had been watching The Labradors as they waited outside while I voted: they were totally focused on the door, and longing for me to reappear. I was very popular with Peri and Gilly, and there was much slobbering and licking of chops, well, sausages!!
We met Sandy's mum and dad who had just voted. Poor Sandy didn't get a sausage. On our walk it was The Jets and The Sharks, although there was only one shark: Rafa!! The Labrador Jets were sticking together.
There has been more rain, 12mm, and we walked in the rain. It was misty and grey. We are extremely happy.
I have not one, but two socks. I've been sitting and knitting and my first Don't You Know It's sock is complete and I am making a bonus small pair: Socktical Magic!! MrsDrWho likes the Test Pattern colour, and so I am going to have a go at knitting a tube sock with an afterthought heel. I am being inspired by fellow knitters at the moment, and this time it is TinkingBell!!
I have been sitting and knitting because I had my flu vaccination and it seems to make me extra tired and I had a tiny fever for a day or two. And a sore arm. I am vaccinated to the hilt. I remember going to have the Polio vaccine, Sabin, on a lump of sugar when I was small. I often had pains in my legs and my mum worried it was Polio. I remember what I wore to have my smallpox injection as a little girl: a burgundy velvet dress with a white inverted pleat down the whole front and a little black bow at the Peter Pan collar. I had black patent leather shoes and white socks. I am very grateful for vaccines and I had my Pneumonia and Triple Antigen boosters last year: Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough. Thank you medical experts and researchers!!!
I have a hankering for this jackety coat. It is in the latest BSODL (tm) catalogue and of course it is the only one without the pattern information. The young woman on the phone has promised to email the details to me. I love the way it whooshes out at the hem and that the collar is flat against the fronts.
I bought some Labrador Christmas fat quarters and MrsDrWho ordered a second set for me. I am so lucky to have so many festive puppies. I am not sure what kind of quilt I will sew.
I am up late by myself, everyone else has gone to bed. My sleep pattern is all out of whack because I had a long afternoon sleep after my vaccination the other day. I am a tad confused in a timey-wimey way. I thought we were sewing quilts this week, but it's next week. Thank goodness for friends who know what is happening, and when!!
Amy Herzog is holding a Cardipalooza - a cardigan knit-along lasting a year. I confess that I am confused about the difference between a normal, a Custom Fit and a Custom Fit recipe for patterns. I can, however, commit to knitting a cardigan in a year. That's very doable!! Whilst browsing the tub of knitting bits and bobs in the lounge room I discovered I've already knitted the back of the Aislinn cardigan. When did that happen?? I have no idea, but what a bonus!!
I won a prize!! I subscribe to our Local ABC newsletter and every week there is a quiz which requires a careful reading of said newsletter. I sent my answer by email and won a copy of Sally Wise's new book, A Year on the Farm. I am looking forward to cooking the chutneys and ketchups which are, according to Rafa's dad, in the book.
If you had asked me if I was familiar with On Our Selection, I would probably have said no, but Dad and Dave?? Definitely. And Mum and Mabel too.
Tomorrow I plan to knit the second small sock and bake some tiny tarts. That should be plenty, and I know The Labradors will be hoping for some biscuits or cakes from their new book.