Despite various excellent diversions I am not feeling chirpy. On the upside there was dining out with The Knitting Group (excellent Indian Banquet) there was a trip to visit Mrs Valley and the native animals and lunch at a lovely cafe and even lunch with MrsDrWho and a little shopping.
Ploughman's Lunch: home-made pickled onions, chutney, beetroot and some pork pie with delicious potato and tomato salads, cheese and a gherkin!!!Here are some wallabies and a potoroo. I am sure Mr and Mrs Valley know their names!!
On the downside, I still have a sore shoulder and arm, though it is slowly improving, which is a plus. And I have broken my tooth again. I never broke any teeth before I was sick. I have decided this is another side effect from all my drugs as a sop to my feelings. And I am having Cardigan Issues.OPAM
I finished my Chappai-ai Cardigan and it is too long and I don't like it. You can see my Doctor Who ZippyUppy Cardigan peeping out to show the length I prefer. It is a whole band too long. I have decided to cut it off and reknit the downwards, with fake side seams. This means I have to take out the zip and unravel the front bands.I want to embroider some more blue Event Horizon and maybe round out the circle a bit too. But it is finished.
I've re-covered my ironing board. I sewed the original small felted pad to the board. I bought some new 1.2cm foam and sewed that to a lining that I laced tightly over the felt and board. Then I sewed a new grey/green cover and while it was still damp, tied it firmly to the board. I made a channel with biased binding to finish it off and hide all the edges. I am very happy with the result, though I see a wrinkle which I hope will shrink as the cover dries.
Otto's base is re-covered. It was very difficult taking a photo, I had help. The cover works very well. Now I need to make a cushion cover to match. I also have new Velcro to sew on. I found it this afternoon. Lorelai Gilmore loves Velcro, she stole the first lot I bought and used it as a toy!!! Now she has her eye on the second lot.
Lorelai Gilmore has been helping me all day today. I am going to perform knitting surgery on the sleeve. Here is my plan: cut it off just below the holes and just above, then calculate the rows and increases needed and knit and graft the two pieces together. The green wool is just a little different in colour so I am going to put in a few blue stripes to separate it from the original sleeve.
Peri has been a bit lost looking so I am giving her more attention. We went to The Vet to be weighed. Peri is thin, but needs to be even thinner. Lorelai Gilmore has lost weight so I am feeding her more. When we go for our walk we come to a place where a tree has fallen over the path. I can't climb over it so we turn back to go home. The Labradors sneak under the tree and run ahead!! They think they are very wicked!!
I don't feel very inspired about Monday Munches for tomorrow. I haven't really cooked anything apart from porridge and grilled crumpet with cheese this week. I mooted a soup with MrsDrWho yesterday so I might make some. It's Autumnal food.
Percy West: Rosenberg? What are you doing, trick-or-treating? You're supposed to be at home doing my history report. I flunk that class, you're in big trouble with Snyder. Till we graduate, I own your ass.
Vamp Willow: Bored now.
[shoves Percy across the room]
Vamp Willow: I'm having a terrible night. Wanna make it better?(imdb)