There's a small dance on the inside here tonight, because it is the day we voted in the election, and now this evening the ABC has election coverage on TV from 6-30pm. I am very excited. Lorelai Gilmore came with me to vote this morning.
We have the strange and unusual to others but not to us Hare-Clark system, whereby we have multi-member electorates, actually five members in each of the five electorates. There's a cute pictorial example here,if you scroll down, with fruit and chocolate!! I am well prepared for the four hours. I have some hot smoked salmon, a ciabatinni and some local wine, a gift from MrsDrWho et al for booking excellent seats for them to see Tom Jones perform! So hard to snap a photo without a Labrador or two poking her nose in!!
The weather has been hot again, and despite the Autumnal Equinox being today/tomorrow, there looks to be little relief in store. I have not been knitting at all. I have yet to block my Tempest/ADAMO cardigan because despite everyone's enthusiastic assurances I am as yet unable to find some of those foam squares for blocking. Instead, I have been doing this: Easter things. When they are finished I will have a give-away. Closer to Easter.
I have bought some new material to cover Otto and Otto's cushion. (Oh now I know what Peri and Gilly were doing up in The Forbidden Zone. They came down the stairs licking their lips and I looked all about but couldn't see what was happening. I just caught Gilly with her head stuck in the newly opened box of dog biscuits. That's what they were doing: stealing biscuits and running up the stairs into a secret place to eat them.) The material for Otto is not green, I shall pipe it with green material, but it sort of matches the couch and it won't show the dirt and it was on super special for $4 a metre. And again, a dog. Peri is modelling the way the material doesn't show her wet pawprints.
I had morning tea with MrsValley this week at a lovely cafe and we had delicious cake and cheesecake. She brought The Labradors a present, some bandannas, and they wore them on their walks. Harki and Peri went to the dam and sniffed and smelled and wandered happily about. It was awfully hot, you can see their tongues are very pink.
I am having some spacing issues today with photos and text. Lorelai Gilmore wore her bandanna on her walk, she ran about off her lead far away from the park. The grass is very green and she sniffed everywhere until I called her, then she ran to me and sat down to have her photo taken!! She's very obedient when she's out!!
I only have a few minutes to ready myself, I need a cup of tea as well as wine, and some sock knitting I think to pass the time. I hope to find some flat foam squares anon, so I can finish my cardigan, and then finish the next cardigan before the end of the month!!!