Welcome to my world: a world where you count the rows on one Chappa'ai cardigan front and think you have done too many so you unravel quite a few. Then you realise you didn't do any side seam shaping on the other front so you unravel the whole front down the to the rib and then you realise that you did bust dart shaping and so of course there would be more rows at the centre front. That's when you also realise you can't find the piece of paper with all the shaping rows written out in full. All I can say is thank goodness I have such an obsession with saving things in My Documents because there it was, all safe and sound. Now if I can just rinse out the Golden Syrup that seems to have spilled on the back, I can knit my way back to the underarm cast off with positive thoughts. Don't ask. Really, don't ask. Here's a hint.
This may also give you a hint. I slept quite well last night, opened the dog door early and went back to bed. I woke up to this:
That would be one of the oak tree branches I cut off yesterday and put up by the back gate, and a ball of brown felting wool. I B&W-ed the photo because the full colour horror is too much to bear. Instead of creating havoc, Peri found one of her stashed Christmas presents and had a lovely time chewing and eating it up.
I still have my cold, and yesterday was a day off from walking which is perhaps why there was a tree in the bed. This morning was the first day ever that Gilly has seen water in the creek. She was a bit nervous at first, wondering what Peri was doing.
I ventured out for a couple of hours to MrsDrWho's house on Sunday evening to watch Doctor Who's return. Fabulous, he will be a great Doctor thank you very much, and Steven Moffat's writing is excellent. I also went to Trivia on Tuesday in the middle of a terrible electrical storm, when much to our chagrin we came second. We really wanted to come third because the prize was a wine voucher!! Today I shall go to The Library and return the Sublime Stitching book. It was a bit of a disappointment being transfers, and not the designs I was excitedly expecting to see. I've bought a pattern I have been coveting for a top/tunic/dress: Amy Butler's Liverpool. I bought it from Belsize Square online and even with postage, theirs was the cheapest I could (googling around a bit) find. Buying something cheers me up.
I have been knitting something else secret and doing a little sewing as well, but I run out of enthusiasm and have to go for a nap, ergo, lots of Labrador pictures these last few weeks!!