Here are two OPAM projects because the third, the Ark, needs ironing and I am too lazy to get up and do it. First, Gaby's Toile Skirt. It has six gores and it is winging its way to her for trying on and assessment. Then I'll alter the pattern if necessary and make a proper skirt.
I am going to need a new cover though, a darker patterned one, because someone plays outside in the paddle pool, and then the dirt, and runs gleefully inside to stand on Otto with muddy feet. Who can it be now???
Harki has a new Squeaky toy or two and has been hard at work, taking the squeak out of them. It is her mission, and she chooses to accept it, even though in thirty seconds the squeaker self destructs!!!
The weather has been cool, cool and exceedingly wet, as we experienced the end of the super-cells from the mainland. It was quite dull on our walk on Monday and my pictures looked as if they were taken at night. Peri is just so happy, she loves going for a walk and explores everywhere. This morning she slipped out of the gate when Mr GardyGardener tried to leave The Forbidden Zone, Luckily I was just home with Gilly and so I capitalised on her 'seeing me' happiness and scruffed her!!! Wicked and Lovely!! I will have to remember to tie the wooden gate shut.
Sleeves!! Well one sleeve and almost another one. I am about twenty rows from the under arm cast off on the second Tempest/ADAMO Cardigan sleeve and the top is decreasing all the way. So it is really fast and tonight I reckon I will finish the last piece!!!!!! I am Very Excited!! Thank for the comments about the sleeves. Apparently you just cast on and then, horror of horrors, knit. No hem, no ribbing, no moss or garter, just a cast on. I made hems. I don't think I could live with just a cast on.
I am very happy because after lots of complaints, the ABC has moved Collectors back to its proper Friday 8pm timeslot, swapped it with Sleuth 101. They have also decided, quite correctly I think, that My Place is quality Children's Television, but not really Sunday Night fare. Now I am working on getting them to return to last year's format on Can We Help? I really like the interaction of the three presenters in the studio. It is the people that I like, and now we just see Kate for one word's worth, far away somewhere, and it is all very clinical and cold. I have put in a request to the Can We Help? people, asking them to please make take the programme back to the old format. I am eagerly awaiting their phone call!!!
MrsDrWho and her mum et al had a wonderful time at the Tom Jones extravaganza. The torrential rain disappeared and the Sun shone on Tom!!
Tomorrow I am going to pin out the Tempest/ADAMO cardi and block it, then I have some sewing to do and some TV to catch up on. Then I am going to sew Mrs HouseOf a skirt for her birthday. She's coming this weekend to The Northern Capital. I'm making a wrap skirt, so there will be fewer fitting issues!!
We are all sleeping so well, I was even cold last night and Peri wanted to be under her blanket on the bed. Harki is happy too, she was very tired after her walk but she's been laughing, and smiling and playing, even with Gilly and all her tormenting. Now I am off to knit, knit, knit my last sleeve.
* Quote from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.