There has been much 'in-ness' of wool and other such things.
Sixteen balls of Audrey from The BlackSpot of Doomlight(tm) and then a lovely individual ball!!! This is going to be the Calluna Cardigan, though the Americans insist a cardigan is a sweater, which I think I shall call Oh Frabjous Day, Calluna Callay.
I saw the cardigan on The Ravelry and in the new Interweave Knits but when I tried to purchase a download it said I had to live in America. So I emailed Knitpicks and explained what had happened and the kind lady sent me an address to use. And when I went to buy the pattern it was only 77 cents, or 92 cents AUD. A bargain!! And very good service.
Then I bought some Jo Sharp DK being destashed from Judy, an Apple Islander who is blogless, but an excellent parcel stuffer!!!
Donni tempted me to her Etsy shop with her gorgeous Laceweight green, so beautiful and I just like to squoosh the ball!!!
Jan kindly searched out some beautiful Grignasco Bambi for me, just because!! It is so lovely and we discussed excellent stitch definition!! I am not sure what I will make, but it makes me very happy.
I bought some more Cascade Eco+ for my Sherlock Hemlock blanket. Fancy finding the exact same colour being destashed on The Ravelry. And Louise helped me when I couldn't make the Paypal work: thank you!!
I have a couple of new books. MrsDrWho gave me Charmed Knits, the Harry Potter knitting book but I didn't take a photo, so you'll have to look in the side bar where I have my books. She has pointed out a few things she likes: teeny tiny jumpers!! MrsDrWho is still having her feet nibbled by fish in Singapore and she asked if there was anything I'd like. I said maybe a ball of wool?? She said she had already looked where she is staying, but there is none worthy. How kind of her!!!!!
The Book Depository sent me a 10% off voucher so I bought Custom Knits for about $30, mainly for the Slinky Ribs:
Shan, Duncan The Black Labrador's mother, organised a Reusable Tote Swap, and my swap partner was Laurie, and Laurie was mine. I was a late posting mine last week because I had a day in bed, but Laurie rose to the challenge!! Look what I found at the PO today!!
Laurie strove the find green tote bags for me, and she did a really great job!! I love them all, even the ungreen one!!! And hidden inside was a cute little zippy bag wich can hook onto something and I think will be very useful on our walks, some gorgeous sock wool which might be socks or a little shawl/scarf, and finally some beautiful green stitch markers that she made herself- for me to knit into my garment as embellishments I fear!!! Thank you so much Laurie for a wonderful parcel. I appreciate your special green efforts!!!
Now, how about a photo of $250???
The Nurses kindly ordered me a whole box of tablets for Harki!! Hooray, because the second best tablets are not very effective, and I even gave her two instead of one and a half. Still, it is cheaper than buying them twenty every fortnight and these will last for six weeks. Harki: worth her weight in gold and very confused by why Peri rolls in things boogelly:
And why Lorelai Gilmore is so impolite:
This is how Lorelai Gilmore usually greets me at the gate, but I won't look at her, or come in, until she sits down.
I gave myself a lump on the head this afternoon taking photos on the verandah. I leaned down and right into the top of the clothes airer. The almost metre high, white and very visible clothes airer. I had to send The Labradors inside and rub my forehead and feel sorry for myself.
Did anyone see the Skippy Documentary last night?? I have been humming the tune ever since. I remember very clearly watching Skippy (Skippy, Skippy the Bush Kangarooooooooo) but not in colour till after 1974.
The Dad's Army Cardigan is coming along nicely. There are lots of little bunny tails ready to have bunnies embroidered around them on the back, and I knitted the sleeve cuff longer and in the round so that it could be turned back and no seam would show!! I am knitting all the pieces up to the underarm more or less and then changing to blue for the sky. Awwwww!!
I really appreciate everyone's enthusiastic comments about the patterns and sewing in the last post. It encourages me to really make an effort to SEW something. Soon.
So, time to reheat the curry I made last night and settle down to the ABC for the rest of the evening.