Labradors and Border Collies think the best drinking water comes from a day old puddle.
Apparently people can't stoop to drink tap water. This is new near The Library:
All The Dogs especially posed for a photo. Their humans called them and I told them all to sit. The Labradors sat together, and it looks as if Rafa is telling them all what to do. Peri and Gilly are sneakily looking sideways at me, hoping for a treat!!
Plums are plentiful, so I have been cooking plums madly. I made Sugar Plum Pastries: I made pate sucree (posh name for sweet shortcrust pastry) with almond meal, orange zest and flaked almonds. Then I made teeny tiny galettes with a frangipane between the puff pastry and the plum. I spooned a little sugar on top after fifteen minutes and the last five minutes caramelised it. Yum. I didn't eat either plummy dessert because of the orange, but MrsDrWho said the pastry was deliciously short (Yay!!) and the little galettes were tasty too.
And once again, actual knitting content: The Purls Before Swine socks are almost complete. The need their ends sewing in and a nice blocking. Instead of the 'pearls' on the instep of the foot, I made holes instead. I worried the 'pearls' would make indentations (Princess and the pea, you know) Three day pair of socks: I watched a lot of TV.
And I have begun a new pair, in fact one is already complete: The I Let Leaves socks. I knitted my ordinary 'fits me' sock pattern and then an Eyelet Lace Leaf pattern from the Vogue Lace book all the way from the cuffs to the toe.
And here's a photo for my mum. Here are the little pork chipolata sausages wrapped in puff pastry, a kind of Pigs in Blankets. I like them with tomato sauce and I bought some American mustard. I like to dip them into both!!
I went to MrsDrWho's school and spent 90 minutes with very well behaved groups from her class making Chocolate Crackle Easter Eggs. It was lovely, they were all good, but I am so tired. We are off to bed for more sleep any minute now. It was hot today, so that didn't help either. No knitting tonight!!