It is socky here. Yes, on Friday there were socks and they were, well not quite good!! Do you notice anything wrong with these socks? We are ignoring the dog hair BTW!! I started knitting these in the waiting room, I found the right place in the wool and off I went. When I wear these socks I will certainly remember their genesis!!! After this second sock I have the foot of a Greenery Snicket and the toe of the Turing and I have finished all my second socks and I can start a new pair!!! I finished the Carryings and Milly's sister loved them. I have started a new pair - Carrying On.
I also sewed my Apron Swap apron on Friday. No picture as it is winging its way across the water, but here is a picture of my lovely apron from Emma. See the fabulous green pocket material?? That's from her mum's stash from the 70s. I have yet to wear the apron in case I sully it. Thanks Emma, it's beautiful and it has swirly lining too!!!
On Thursday night I went to MrsDrWho's and we watched The Runaway Bride. Loved it. It's not 'real' Doctor Who, being The Christmas Special, but as such it was fantastic!! MrsDrWho and I made little pies. They were inspired by Donna Hay: boneless lamb roast, pork fillet and chicken breasts cut into 125g pieces, browned in a pan and then encased in puff pastry with, respectively: cranberry sauce, apple sauce and English mustard, and cheese and Dijon. MrsDrWho made the fabulous pastry identifiers for the top of the pies. They were delicious. We have thought of other combinations too:
- chicken and blue cheese
- beef, pate and bacon
- turkey, cranberry and camembert
- chicken, banana and bacon
- beef, chilli salsa and avocado
We are also pondering a sweet version. I think there will be some modification of the pastry encasing: it needs to be more efficient. Can you tell I am enthused by the little pies??? Doctor Who Season 3 began last night. It was very good indeed: we like Martha, she is well written and though not Rose, we like her. Who is Mr Saxon??? Now we must watch the first episode of Torchwood and then alternate through the seasons!!!
Harki and Peri have been enjoying their sub-zero walks through the icy bush. On the Wednesday walk Peri escaped through a hole in the fence and ran onto the road and near a jogging man. Wonder of Wonders!! She came back when I called her. There was rejoicing such as never has been seen before!! Peri is coming quite a lot now, which is a big relief. Harki always comes when I call, though every now and then she slips around the back and runs to the dam overflow viewing area, from whence she runs towards us in John:Marcia fashion. The Sun goes over the yardarm quite early, it disappears over the top of the house before lunch and so the verandah is dark. If we want to sit there and have a cup of tea it really has to be by Elevenses. I vacillate between calling the part outside my bedroom window The Balcony and The Verandah. I am never quite sure what it is. Yes I am!! A balcony protrudes from the wall of a building, whilst a verandah is sheltered under the roof line. It is officially The Verandah!!!
I have joined the Tour de France KAL, see the button on the right?? Yes, I have chosen to wear the Green Jumper and I am attempting to knit a top down jumper. I found 4 x 200g balls of Bendigo Rustic in Green Tweed that I had bought to be another Bolshoi Wrap Cardi, but now it will be the Cosy V-neck Jumper. Wish me luck. I shall have to sing a cycling song: The Pushbike Song is one I know. I knitted The Bolshoi in 14 days I think so there may be some reasonable hope for a completed jumper: all other factors permitting, and my not going gaga from knitting top down!!!
I have some more pictures of lovely things (how very Edina of me!!) to show you next time, all very beautiful and wonderful. Today I am having a Sunday: Day of Rest. I am lolling about on the couch, drinking tea and catching up on some TV and generally doing nothing much. I am making myself rest. When I feel even a little bit like I am able to do something I tend to overdo it and then pay the price: except with alcohol. I only ever have one glass of wine. I have failed to make a Lemon Meringue Pie page too. I shall endeavour to do that soon. (Don't hold your collective breath though!!!)