I have begun knitting a cardigan. It has been hot again and I have been poorly and in bed with a horrid headache yesterday and today. I took lots of drugs and went to Knitting in the (noisy) Pub which probably wasn't a good idea, but at least I ate some delicious fish instead of nothing at all. Socks were too hard to think about so I started my Tempest (As Dreams Are Made On) I used a new provisional cast on where you crochet with waste wool over your needle. It 'unzipped'!!! They always say it will and it never does, but this time it did. I used some Bambi Grignasco for the hem turn under. I cast on, knitted the hem then a row of reverse stocking stitch in the Regia and then knitted till I had the same number of rows as the hem. I 'unzipped' the provisional cast on and picked up the stitches (Thanks BionicKnitaWoman for the circular needle) and then knitted the stitches from the two needles together, a kind of three needle un-bind off!!! It worked so well and I love it.
Now I am remembering things that happened, backwards.
Uncle Dutch came and did some taking away of the garden yesterday. I went to bed to sleep, but I did make him a cup of tea with two lemon shortbread. Peri and Lorelai Gilmore were very helpful. Well, Uncle Dutch is kind and says they were, but I have my doubts!! It is so kind of him to take my garden away and The Labradors have much more space to run and play!!
The day before yesterday I visited Auntie Dutch who has broken herself falling down the stairs. She is not too broken, well not plastered, but she is poorly. Next week we are going to make some embroidered buttons.
Earlier still, met TinkingBell for toasted sandwiches and tea. She gave me a terrific cup and saucer. I had admired it last weekend, but since I didn't need it, I walked on by with MrsDrWho. A parcel came in the post from AmyP: Oooh Doctor Who and some lovely green fabric. Just because. How nice!!!
Last year I won a book from The Tribal Mind!! I wrote a limerick and David Dale liked it and so I was one of the winners. And what a bonus because he wrote inside his book with green pen!!
There's more, but I am too hot to think. Here is a picture of Harki. Harki always makes me happy, which is apparently very good for your heart: cheeriness that is!!! Officially, with a proper study over ten years and everything.
I've missed a whole day today. My headache is slowly receding so I am sitting in the cool-ish lounge-room, knitting a little and catching up on TV. Swedes are cooking on the stove, they smell yummy and The Labradors adore them. I can't read, which is a pain, because I have lots of new books. I will take truckloads of drugs again at bedtime and perchance I will sleep soundly all night and wake up feeling less boogelly tomorrow.