David has ever so kindly put the camera 'away' somewhere, which means that until I can work out where the hell that is, I'll have to rely on the written word and/or photos already on the computer that I haven't gotten around to posting yet.
Not that you'll know that unless I tell you
... oh right
... I just did, didn't I?
- no snake sightings here or next door but a couple of wee froggy visitors. So much nicer than snakes.
- there was actual precipitation- not much but any is good at this point
- the cat bites are nearly healed and the swelling has all gone down. In case this happens again, I've acquired a bottle of Bailey's ...strictly for medicinal use of course
- knitting and such?
Well, I WAS going to show you the finished photos of the Fly By Nightie, but they're in the missing camera :[
but finish it I did - and it fit perfectly- but I still wasn't too keen on the off white
I took a very deep breathe or two,
and dyed it dark purple
While I was at it, I also dyed a couple of skirts, a previously white t-shirt which had a run in with something coloured in the wash, and a crochet top. All survived the process just fine, and I was a happy Catsmum, full of the glow of accomplishment
[ cue ominous music]
I went into town on Wednesday to do some supermarket shopping, all kitted out in one of the skirts and the T-shirt and feeling quite spiffy
I was ambushed by a bottle of bleach with cap not quite as tight as it could be...
I now have a skirt and matching T with white spots and splotches.
'though I suppose I can be thankful that it was just a cheap T and skirt and not my just finished knitting, but still - not happy.
as the aforementioned technical difficulties prevent me from showing you the grisly photos of the bleach carnage: you get a photo of a little 4ply/fingering cotton top [ singlet, vest ] that I knitted back at the start of January but only got around to sewing up this week. Dolly is newborn size so I'd put this at about 6 - 9 months
BWM cotton 4 ply on 3.25mm needles, vintage Patons pattern