I finished her off whilst watching Neighbours and Doctors at lunchtime. Not that I was watching daytime tv obviously, but it's always good to have something in the background whilst knitting. Anyway, Doctors had the most improbable storyline yet (even by their usual standard), involving the receptionist taking the upset person off to the staff room to have a nice cup of tea and a chat. When have you ever seen a doctor's receptionist who's not rushed off his/her feet? Of course there was no one else in the waiting room, but then there never is, unlike when you go to the real GP. I have an appointment with a real GP tomorrow (I can predict he'll say "You have tonsillitis, go home and take paracetamol!") so I will compare real life with fiction. Already I failed to get an appointment within the 48 hour thingy... I know, I know, I could just stay at home and take paracetamol, but I need a Dr's certificate for work!
Here is Clapotis reclining in the conservatory on my spare bed (mattress). She's a bit wonky, but I decided I wasn't too worried as it won't be noticeable once she's in action. Look at all those lovely dropped stitches.
Mum is due back from Moscow tonight. I hope she had a good hol. I've been running around clearing up the debris that is me when I've expanded into two homes. Sooty is being an absolute pain. He spent all yesterday whinging about his leg and dragging his bum across the floor as though he had no umph left. Then, late afternoon, he went brawling with another cat, and from the look of him fighting, it was hard to tell he has a leg missing, let alone that he's ancient and arthritic! I suspect he's missing Mum.
This plopped (nice word) through the letterbox this morning. The special issue from Interweave Press, called "Knitscene". I ordered it a while ago whilst browsing on their website and it's just been published. Haven't had a proper look yet, but it seems interesting. I'll sit down with a cup of tea and some ice cream (sore throat medicine) in a minute and look properly. I'd already noticed that one of the patterns was featured on You Knit What?? yesterday!
So, what does the future hold in knitting terms? This is what I still have on the needles:
- Artyarns second sock (yummy scrummy).
- Final sleeve of charity baby jumper (how long has this been hanging around now?!)
- Nearly finished swatch for Simply Knitting skirt which I'm still not sure I want to make. Like the swatch though. The next issue of Simply Knitting is due out on Thursday so I might wait and see if anything really grabs me in that. Or in Knitscene once I get sat down with my ice cream.
- Chamonix jumper (for me, so probably shouldn't be a priority).
- Socks for Christmas for family.
- Scarf of some description (from Scarf Style?) for Christmas present.
- Hot water bottle cover for Christmas present.
- Cute little woolly hat bottle tops for Age Concern.
- Woolly hat and more fingerless gloves and armwarmers for me (a priority because my attic is FREEZING and it's only October! I need more than one pair cos they get covered in book dust but at least the sock yarn I'm using is machine washable.
Ooh yes, my SP sent me a cool link yesterday for a Christmas washcloth pattern. Now I've found dishcloth cotton I can make it!
Right. Ice cream here I come!