drought? what drought?
new clock [ obviously] for the Big Room
gratuitous cute cat with the most gorgeous, smooshy,yummy amethyst Astrakhan yarn [ alapaca/ superfine merino ] ... 6 balls of it... SIX ...which was given to me by the outgoing editor of Yarn magazine, who must have the most phenomenal memory in the history of the world, because how the hell she just happened to remember that I like purple in my yarn if not my prose ... well, I have no idea but anyway ... huge thanks Barb.
I promise to make something noice/uneweshewl/different with it
This is what I did with the rest of Mandy's handpainted merino after I'd used up all the pink roving on the yarn for Beryl. I had some deep orange to ply it with and it's not the biggest skein around but I think there's probably enough there for some little bootees or a cap.
There was also quilting this week - no... please... don't all faint -
I finished the little runner/wallhanging sample for my beginners' class - and gave it to Zoe without getting a photo so you'll just have to trust me on that
and I spent yesterday at Daylesford teaching the Anjii's Angles technique to the girls at the Spa Quilters group. The eponymous Anjii Solomon is a good friend of mine and I made three of the quilts for her book, so I get to teach it with her permission. There's a link to her website in the sidebar if you'd like to order the book or check out the Gallery. I realised on the way home that I hadn't taken the Tyger quilt with me but they got to see it last week I guess ... oh dopey me :[
Still I had about 10 finished quilts with me including no less than 3 Queen-sized ones so I don't think anyone noticed.
and I finally got my hands on a copy of the Spring 2007 Vogue Knitting with THIS in it ... a 'new' Elizabeth Zimmermann pattern - sort of a crossover version of the classic BSJ, and definitely in my to-do queue
Ms Rosie continues to improve. Alan the wonder-vet has taken her off the B Complex shots, although she'll be having hormone shots [ Stanisol ] for a while yet and still has to have the blood replacement stuff daily for another 6 weeks or so. Talk about the six million dollar goat !
but she's worth every cent of it.
and to finish off with the aforementioned local drama:
Brenda next door fainted in the bathroom on the weekend, knocked herself out, gashed her head and came to, covered in blood, and too weak to make herself heard by the family that were socialising at the other end of the house, so had the presence of mind to grab the bedroom extension and dial 000 [ like 911] and ask for the police, who then called back, waited for Pete to answer and told him what was going on so he could haul her off for 6 stitches.