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On Our Election

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!!

Happy sausage voting

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.

Jets and sharks

There has been more rain, 12mm, and we walked in the rain. It was misty and grey. We are extremely happy.

Rain much

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!!

Big sock little sock

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.

Jackety coat I want

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.

Labrador christmas material

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.



congratulations prize-winner - sounds like a lovely prize too ! Love those sausage-happy faces Peri and Gilly...hope you're feeling better soon and thanks for reminding me (must go and get my flu jab too) xo

Michelle Lee

Peri and Gilly are so good. If it's Momo and Coco, they would probably be barking at every person they can see!! LOL

And yay for winning the prize!! I'm looking forward to see the chutneys and ketchup that you'll be cooking!! Hehe


Congrats on winning your prize - that's a good one to win too. Peri and Gilly were lucky to get a sausage - they look so happy that you are back. We'll have to vote later this year. I got my flu vax on Monday. I have forgotten how to knit - I learned long ago, but haven't done it since. Good luck with the cardigan!


I am very intrigued by the new Patonyle you are showcasing - some of the cutest (and longest-lived) children's socks I have ever made were in self-patterning Patonyle. Where does one purchase this miracle yarn? BSODtl or LYS?

kathy b

Love the dogs and sausage story. My and voting are meh right now in Chicago

Jennifer Rose

very cute fabric :)

voting here is a very hot topic at the moment. vote yes or no for scottish independence, can't wait until the voting is down with and I dont have to hear about it any more :p

love the socks :D


I love that you can get C-word (what?! Already!!) Labrador fabric!

We took Connor for his 4yo vax a coupe of weeks ago. We thought t would help if we had our whooping cough vax at the sme time. It didn't! (And I ended up with a sore arm the next day too).

I remember you starting the Aislynn cardi (because I'd really like to make it too). But I don't remember when!

Lynne S of Oz

I hope you are feeling better after your flu vaccination. Yay for winning a prize and for the girls being good whilst you voted. One advantage of being so far away is that we don't have to vote.


Aww love seeing those labrador smiles. I bet they love to vote! You've been busy - your projects look fab :)


Wow...C-fabric already!! It's very cute :)

I can just imagine the salivating that went on while you were inside voting & the girls could smell the bbq. If we have sausages, Daisy gets little round end sections cut off just for a little taste.

I'm glad all your vaccines are now up to date. I'm one of those people like little babies that has to rely on the rest of the population for my health as I cannot be vaccinated any more. I hope you stay well Cindy!!

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