Feel free to skip what will undoubtedly be a major whinge:
The Australian Wool and Sheep Show is one sleep away ... and I found out YESTERDAY that David has a 'client-free' day tomorrow... In other words, he'll be at home.
They swear there was a notice before the school holidays but funnily enough I'm not the only one who knew absolutely nothing about it.
Had I known two weeks ago, perhaps I could have organised a Carer for Dave.
Two days ? n'est pas possible
For the record, David hates crowds, mud, crowds, other people's dogs, crowds, and large numbers of unpredictable woolly beasts ... did I mention he's not good with crowds ?
so taking him not really an option
and not only has it messed up something that I look forward to all year, but friend Jeanette won't go without me so it's buggered up her plans as well
I'm feeling a bit savage
I did take her out for a celebratory 50th birthday coffee this afternoon but it's hardly a substitute for all the fibrey goodness that will be happening in Bendigo for the next 3 days
We won't discuss the flat car battery, or the rusty nail that was introduced into my thumb* when I was moving firewood, other than to point out that these things are said to happen in threes, ergo I should be safe for at least the rest of the week.
To end on a more happy note, Sophie would like to show you the Ice Queen Cowl that I made for DDIL's 30th birthday
yarn: BWM 2ply laceweight in Blueberry which I then dyed black[ish]
needles: KP Harmony 5mm and 4mm
modifications: minimal - left off the beads and changed one set of the decreases, but next time I'll use a different picot cast-off.
Lovely pattern but made unnecessarily complicated.
* very small hole, tetanus shots fully up to date, hardly worth a mention were it not for the fact that it's in the one spot that could stop me from spinning for a day or two ... tragedy