You may think I am referring to the nail biting Gymnastics, The Beam, The Parallel Bars and The High Bar, where at least seven competitors fell. I started watching with my eyes almost shut, hoping that viewing blurrily would ameliorate the horrid falling experiences. Not so.
You might also think I am referring to the seven thousand ways I am unable to make the on screen channel display disappear from my TV. It appeared as if by magic yesterday afternoon and refuses to disappear, no matter how many buttons I press or how many times I turn things on and off. You would be mistaken.
I am, in fact, referring to the Six Muffins each and almost bag of dog food eaten surreptitiously by The Labradors over the last few days. A Big Fail and we are drawing a veil over the fortnightly weigh in results. Not mentioning them. Pretending they didn't happen at all.
Instead we are celebrating Harki's 9th Birthday, a tad late, but there was a little Family Crisis in The Southern Capital and the time wasn't right. So we are celebrating today, with The GardyGardeners!!! It is hard to believe Harki is nine. I still remember her as a tiny puppy, though it seems she was big. I called her Giant Baby Harki!!! Here she is with Tori Tompkins and Vundy the German Shepherd. There will be zucchini and celery boiled with a little stock from the chicken carcase I cooked on Sunday, as a birthday treat. Our house is a house full of Labrador Love.
I have been finishing a few projects: The second Howard Hues Hat with an i-cord loop on top and the Hues Are You? Mittens as well. These are quite good, and I am thinking of experimenting with ribbing the rest of the finger part after the thumb gusset is worked. I had to 'edit' one mitten and I ended up cutting off the cuff and reknitting it again with fewer rows. I've also worked a crocheted edging on a blanket and embellished it with crocheted flowers and bobbles. It's bobble-icious!! I love the bobbles. I want to make something that is embobbled!! I know no what as yet. I was so lucky to have everything matching and I have some Australian themed fabric to make a bag as well.
Peri is so wicked: I gave them both a bone and sent them out, and just out of the corner of my eye I saw Peri's tail disappearing into the hall!! She's a little traumatised as I clipped her nails this morning, but I used my cross voice and said 'Out!' and she trotted back through the back door.
Yesterday I went to The BSODL(TM) and found a few great fabric bargains: seersucker for some tablecloths @ $1 per metre. Seersucker is like hens' teeth here, and also some purple slightly stretchy cotton with a silvery damask pattern woven in. That was previously $19 per metre. In all I came home with 19 metres of fabric for $19.
My camera is talking to my computer again, however I still feel like I am seriously about to join the maddened Luddite throngs in Peter Dickinson's Changes Trilogy.
The Sun is shining, Harki and Peri are asleep on their sheepskin rugs and I am about to have a nap I think, it's Sewing group tonight, though I'll be knitting!!! Here's Peri being very cute and Harki who loves the GardyGardeners.