Easter has come and gone, but not without Peri's favourite happening of the year: The Nextdoor Party on Good Friday. Peri has been going to the party for years. On Friday Gilly took an added interest. There is a sign that says Don't Feed The Dogs: I think she was trying to get some attention and, ergo, a sausage or two. It didn't happen. Peri stayed there until way after dark when everyone went home.
MrsDrWho gave The Labradors some Easter presents, and this year's hit with Gilly has been The Creature. You put a small plastic bottle, or in our case a plastic cup that she loves, inside the velcro part so it crackles when she bites it and it has a fluffy squeaky tail. She has been worrying it since Sunday and just a few minutes ago she managed to open the velcro part and pull out the cup. She is inordinately pleased with herself.
Peri is not interested really, she has her eye on the rawhide bones that are up high and out of reach. Peri is looking particularly beautiful at the moment and is loving the cooler weather, as are we all.
In fact Peri is feeling so well I think she is secretly training for some kind of obstacle course, maybe even The Krypton Factor?? Gilly is being an excellent look out for bunnies, and could certainly help solve any puzzles involving a plastic cup.
There has been good new and bad news with respect to my knitting. The good news is that the I Let Leaves socks are complete. Well apart from ends and blocking. I'm calling them done. I love the lacy leaves and they are so warm and soft to wear.
Then the bad news. I started my Rags to Ridges socks (Kebnekaise socks) with The Knittery Sea Life. It was the perfect wool, the pattern has you purl a colour every time you come to it, so I was purling the orange. It looked great. It looked fantastic. Then suddenly the wool just started disintegrating in my hands. Falling apart all the time. The outside was fine, the centre ball I pulled out was fine too. There was just a swathe of sad, falling apart wool in the centre. I don't know why. I did try my Opal wool, but that just didn't work. Any suggestions of where to buy a mainly green sock wool with another random colour would be greatly appreciated.
So know I am knitting plain and simple TV watching socks, not that I don't watch TV with the other socks, some Opal Show Your Colours: My Colour Me Surprised Green socks. I am almost to the heel turn.
MrsDrWho gave me a wondrously indescribable teapot with cats and dogs for Easter. It was on super special and I can't for the life of me think why. It rates right up there with the triptych Cat mirror I gave her years ago.
I made a Doctor Who tote bag for MrsDrWho. I seemed fitting as it echoes her name and Doctor Who was back on TV with new episodes yesterday. I did look online for a tutorial, but there were none so I had to use my brain to make the Bow Ties Are Cool tote. It has two right sides: one with The Eleventh Doctor's red/burgundy bow tie and striped shirt and the other with his brown bow tie and brown check shirt. I actually left my handbag with the Bow Tie bag wrapped up inside, at home when I went to MrsDrWho's for tea. So sadly it has been badly wrapped and wrinkled for over 24 hours.
I am still very tired. There has been a lot of sleeping because it has been so cool, but I haven't quite caught up on my making chocolate crackle Easter eggs effort. I love doing it, and the children were all so good and helpful. It just really reminds me of how I don't live in the real world anymore, where you can just do things you like, willy-nilly. I think that's why I have been such a prolific sock knitter: it's useful, keeps my mind busy, but requires little effort other than being able to sit up and wriggle my hands about a bit.
Now the Ravening Labrador Hordes must be fed, there are socks to be knitted and I really must pick up all the dog 'toys' in the lounge room......