There was a great deal of prancing about when we encountered Sandy the Labrador on our walk. Gilly and Sandy took off like hover dogs, then there was a close encounter of the Two Labrador kind and Peri emerged from the bush at full pelt once she realised she was missing out.
It is true that the grass is always greener, and tastier, on the other side of the fence. It's a jolly good thing Lorelai Gilmore's shoulders are wider than her head otherwise she could slip right under the fence. My next door neighbour snapped this picture for me.
Peri, Sphinx-like, has been enjoying the afternoon Sun. The forecast temperature today was only 12*C, but I think she found a warm spot!!
Now I have tizzied up my post with the proper amount of Cute Labrador Pictures I can go on to other topics.
I have jumped on the Sorbetto top band wagon (waggon). It is a free download from Colette Patterns.
I am participating in Self-Stitched September again this year and if I don't sew something quickly I will be wearing exactly the same things as last year. I am getting more relaxed or slightly punch drunk, I am not sure which, because this afternoon I whipped up a toile of a Sorbetto with a sleeve and a FBA. The neck is a bit too scoopy, but other than that it is fine. I need to draft the skirt part and then on Thursday I am going to sew them together with an elastic waist (or the illusion of a waist) and then I will have a dress!! I have seen some other Sorbetto dresses on The Flickr. I desperately wanted something to co-ordinate with my new emerald cardigan and this was the best I could find at the BSODL. There is nowhere else to buy dressmaking fabric, so beggars can't be choosers. I think I might get some emerald fabric to bind the neck and let a little peep out from under the hem of the sleeves too.
A while ago I would have soldiered on and started the dress proper, but today I stopped and remembered to take things at a slower pace. I've already managed to nearly chop the end off my finger this afternoon with my new knife. It is serrated and not even deathly sharp, but still, I have managed to cut the nail away right down to the Extremely Painful At All Times area. I go through twenty bandaids a day.
The socks I haven't named yet are a hair's breadth away from being finished. I made a mistake with the toe last night. I just stopped knitting and I will look at them again later this afternoon. I don't think I decreased the same way on the second toe. Easily fixed and almost, almost a finished project!!
I've already cooked tomorrow's Tuesday's Letters Eat recipe, so now I will have time to make some Gold Rush themed cupcakes to take with me to MrsDrWho's Open Afternoon at school on Wednesday. I will also find time to change all my cooking headers that have a double quotation mark instead of an apostrophe. How did that happen???
And now it is time to feed the ravening horde of hounds, well Peri and Gilly. They are milling about and nosing my hand away from the keyboard!!