The weather has been wild and windy, very wild and windy with gusts up to 150kph or almost 100mph. Yesterday a tree had been blown over when we went for a walk, and it was so windy that I couldn't count out $11 at the supermarket 10 minutes later. I had to do it three times. I was all befuddled by the wild weather. Harki and Peri have been protecting me from the bad weather by growling at the wind's noise and Harki has been putting all her hackles up too. This has really helped!!!
It is the last day, proper, of the school holidays so MrsDrWho and I went to Tant Pour Tant, a fairly new French Patisserie, for brunch. We had cups of tea in teapots just like my new one and we ate little tarts. It was all very civilised and delicious!! Outside the weather was still gusty and rainy, though not terribly cold.
Then we ventured to the BSODL(TM), only to buy some black felt and material, but we accidentally bought Christmas material and crafty things and I bought beads and little cross stitch and embroidery kits too. $130 later we escaped!! My favourite material is the Russian-type St Nicholas Santas, all very iconic.
I have an allergic rash. MrsDrWho postulates it is from a necklace. Maybe, I have no idea, but it has become progressively worse as the week has gone on. I felt really silly going to the Doctor, but he was very reassuring and said I should have come along. He gave me daintily named 'Fatty" steroid ointment and commanded me to return if I didn't improve!! It looks and feels a bazillion per cent better already and the urge to scratch has completely disappeared!!! I think I can put my bell away now.....
I have finished both the Errol CardiFlynn sleeves and I have to think about the fronts. Because I am not doing the wide ribbed band, I am putting in a zip, I will have 5 rows of moss stitch instead, so I will have to add more stitches to the centre front and then mathematically adjust the neck decreases to take this into consideration. I will need a non-windy day to do this. I have run out of wool for the Turing Sock #2 so I will have to attempt to dye some more. This has made me downcast, so I have put the socks in the bottom of my basket again. I think I will make a cross stitch tonight: short and sweet.