You have to say the title the way The Goodies do.
We woke up yesterday to a gumboot on the bed. Which was better than the day before when Gilly unearthed her packet of loose green tea and opened that on the end of the bed. There is, at the moment, a Labrador Puppy Dog Golden Hour left from the Daylight Saving changeover. It is the hour when no-one is awake and outside playing except Lorelai Gilmore. We pay the price.
Last night it rained very hard and Gilly was inside, and so was the gumboot. We were treated to a fun fifteen minutes or so of frantic running in and out and gumboot shaking. Presumably to make sure it was dead. Peri was not amused.
Peri was Queen of the World.
The Valley Girl Hat is complete. I had to do tricksy thinks with the decreasing as I had extra stitches but the star pattern still worked. I need a larger circle for proper blocking. It was a nice quick knit and filled in the gap between cardigans.
Today I chose the buttons for my Freshly Cut Grass cardigan. Although the ones on the left look fine, they were milky and slightly metallic. I didn't like the feel of the one on the right, so I chose the one in the centre. The different colours in the button change when it moves and so it picks up the colour of the wool.
I think this button was very upset it wasn't chosen.
My Treasure Isle lace is going very nicely thank you. I love that you can 'read' the lace and know what to do twenty-five times across the row by looking at the rows below. You can read about Ann's pattern on her blog if you don't have The Ravelry. There is a link if you do. I am thinking I'd like to make my shawl(ette) narrower than the pattern and so I might make the centre of the short rows used for shaping longer. I am not sure if this is going to work, but I don't mind experimenting after the lace. There was a small over-tightening incident with one wooden needle end and so now I have some metal ones.
On Monday night I always talk to my mum on the phone for a couple of hours or so. I don't think I will knit Treasure Isle, I will do some embroidery instead. Less danger of a mistake!! I must be feeling slightly better, and those sinus tablets are working as they build up in my system, because I feel like doing things!!! Even the driving rain and gale force winds don't seem to matter!!!