Today I wound wool. I wound MrsMacGyver's sock wool ( and yes, only because it has purple and qualifies for the sadly neglected July Project Spectrum!!!) I wound the Knitabulous lace weight wool into a giant ball, and then discovered I didn't have the right needle, so I can't start knitting that till tomorrow!! But I have printed out the pattern. I am in no way daunted by the pattern. This may not augur well!!!
I have been knitting the as yet unnamed vest. I have this very minute named it 'Equine", as we all know I have been through the desert on a vest with no name!!! There is 30cm of 5ply rib on 3.25mm needles to be made. I am half way there.
I have made 5 little bags, and I have only to line 4 and they are all complete!! They all have purple or violet colours : I am not silly. That's 5 more things for Project Spectrum. They are, of course, lined with green and they have a little green tag on which I shall indelibly draw my trademark two paws. I have one more to make for someone as a thank you but I need to buy some material she will like.
Peri and Harki have been disgruntled today. They were not happy that I kept going out to the balcony to wind wool. It interfered with their day. Peri discovered that she could hop up on the chair I was sitting on and have a clear view over the top of the balcony. I would have taken a picture, but as we all know, Peri sees a camera and runs towards it!!
And, for the record, Amanda Tapping's hair is endlessly fascinating, as is the hair of the entire team. Ilk is a word that must be said every day, lest it fall into disuse. Jamie Durie stands on a little box whilst hosting Dancing on Ice, which I like to call 'Being Injured on Ice'. This week they tried to disguise the platform by tapering the edges and making it look like a flattened pyramid. It didn't work. He is still short. I defy you not to notice this all the time now!! According to the IMDB he is 5'73/4". I think that says it all really!! Ha!!!
This is the recipe for the extraordinarily easy slice, which can be as healthy, or not, as you choose.
- 125g butter
- 2 tbspn honey - or substitute jam or golden syrup as desired
- 55g sugar
- 135g rolled oats
- 40g self raising flour
- 140g dried fruit
- 100g nuts
- 100g choc bits : optional