It's a long weekend here in Victoria, and what that means for me and mine is that David is kinda bored and I'm still in my jammies at 3pm on a Monday afternoon with a current temp of 36.5C or just shy of 100F. All humans and animals have been adequately fed and watered but otherwise, I'm having a day off.
We'll be going to Daylesford at 6pm because I have a Clogging class to teach...
I'm not convinced that anyone is going to show up because there was no class last week and I don't remember whether we confirmed two weeks ago that there would be a class tonight.
Anyway, if no one else turns up we will, at the very least, have had a nice drive in an air conditioned car and a visit to the [wait for it, wait for it ]
oh the giddy life I lead :]
and as there may be some individuals possessed of an overly highly developed olfactory ability who might not deem the lingering and 'delicate' air of Eau-de-Goat-after-a-Hot-Day to be the most attractive of scents to impose on others ... and I am nothing if not sensitive to the needs of those around me ... there will be a modicum of showering-and-fresh-clothes before venturing out
and in a fairly tenuous goat related segue
Rowan and Ruby are 6 months old today
so a Happy Half-Birthday to my babies
Rowan is no longer so white - she has little spots of butterscotch on her ears and sort of a wash of colour in other places and is obviously going to be a much bigger goat than Ruby [ in fact she's currently doing a very Robbyn-like impersonation of a beached whale ]
Ms Ruby The Petite is not as red as when she was born - she's paled down a bit to that same butterscotch and white, and just recently has started to develop little black streaks near her eyes - becoming more pronounced by the day
Anyhoo, as well as playing with goats, I've made a start on the EZ Baby Surplice from that Vogue Knitting that I got last week and it could possibly go to my friend Robyn's soon to arrive first grandbaby. Once I know if she's a her, or he's a him, I'll add afterthought cuffs and the buttons in hot pink or aqua
... and IMHO it's a much simpler knit than the BabySurpriseJacket - although that could be just because I've done the BSJ a few times now and could see where EZ was heading with this one.
- there has also been some more spinning but this was semi-cheat-spinning.
Not so long ago, I was offered about 20 balls of vintage Twilleys Aztec in red that turned out to be a very orange-red and it's one of those unplied yarns that's a bit like a hand spun single. So I spun up the very last orange/white/blue bits of Mandie's roving and plied it with one ball of the Aztec just to see what would happen.
The Aztec is a bit coarse - not exactly something to just keep as a pet and to fondle occasionally.
I suppose that I shall have to actually MAKE something with it
... maybe a felted cat bed? or a French Market Bag ?
so apart from the migraine that interfered with my enjoyment of Friday night/Saturday, that's pretty much how I spent my long weekend...
some cat cuddling
minimal housework and catering
[eta: as it transpired, there were three of us at class, plus Ted, the genial, elderly gent who does the music, and David who sat and watched his DVD. Jan, Karen and I had a really good workout and without any of the beginners there - much as you do need beginners to keep a class viable - we fitted in a lot more than usual
AND got to the supermarket before it closed
AND apparently Chill Out - a huge gay pride type of event - in Daylesford on the weekend, featured the Rainbow Cloggers from Melbourne. So now a whole lot more Daylesford folk know what Clogging looks like!!