Thank you lines people, thank you ball people!! I love Bolshoi: Game, Set and Match. So much so that soon I will be starting Bolshoi Mark 2!!! In deference to Amy, who insists on calling it 'Bolshie' in her head, perhaps I should call it 'Pinko Revolutionary' or 'Greenie Revolutionary'...it has a certain ring to it!!! It is nice when you knit a whole garment and voila, there it is, and you like it!!! I think there is so much blood, sweat and tears, time and sheer doggedness, invested in a jumper or cardigan that it should jolly well be eminently wearable and desirable when it is finished. It must be disappointing to a new knitter to have their hopes and dreams, jumperwise, dashed. I think that's why there are so many non-garment patterns now. How can a scarf not fit???
Toni came to lunch with the Knitting Coven yesterday!! It was very exciting. She showed us her felted projects and we all oohed and ahhed, and she paraded her Mrs Beetons from Knitty. She made them in burgundy Zhivago and another Hideously Expensive Brand of Alpaca, the name escapes me....... They are beautifully beaded and modelled by Toni herself. She is a hand model extraordinaire!! On the Knitty pattern there are some green ones I am now coveting!! The Knitting Coven was too exciting yesterday, we all talked and shared and by the time I came home I needed a rest.
Remember Mulberry? The wrap around cardigan in Country Silk?? Well, over the last 2 days I have finished the final sleeve and now I am knitting the endless lace for the collar and trim. Yes, it is more than 400 rows....it felt like more as I kept making mistakes last night and having to undo it. I realised I was too tired and my ear hurt, so I stopped. I think I might knock this over by the end of the week and be able to wear it. Huzzah!!
Spring is officially here in town and Spring clothes are sprouting up in all the shops. I deliberately and with consideration bought a new pair of khaki denim jeans/trousers. They are too long, but I will hem them. I also picked up 4 lovely green ramekins at 1/3 off their original price. Why would they be so sadly left behind?? Harki is just checking to make sure the ramekins are empty : Nope, no food!!!
Harki went back to the Vet, but her ears are still boogelly, so she has to have the drops measured (7ml) and syringed into her ears. She is such a good girl. She feels ever so much better today, I can see she feels chirpier and we have had to play endlessly and enthusiastically with her tennis ball: in bed, at morning tea and while I am typing this.....Peri had been stealing it, but she has let Harki have it back very quickly as Harki is being all dominant and bossy.