Monday, 6 June 2011
never smile at a a crocodile
Actually, in this case, never smile at an alligator. An alligator was the avatar of an admin on an internet board I frequent. She died very suddenly, most unexpectedly, several months ago, and a group of us is collaborating on a memorial banner. Some have embroidered some of her famous to us sayings. Others have done something else and I'm knitting alligators to go on the banner. This is the first, and I've emailed a picture to the co-ordinator of the project. It's about the right size I think, but I really want to shorten the legs a bit. They seem out of proportion but I followed the pattern.
Some of the last of the Bendigo Melody. A child's hat, recipient unknown at the moment. I'll put it into the charity/gift box for the moment. It will warm someone's head soon.
Speaking of warming...it's very pleasant inside and it was meant to reach only 16° today. I have a long sleeve top on, but it's not thick. I'm warm. However, I went down to check the mail just before this entry. It was chilly outside and when I opened the south facing doors to the letterboxes, I had to push the heavy door against a very strong wind. Very cold outside the block.
The stairs lead up to a roof garden as well as to outside in an emergency. I spent quite a bit of time up there last Friday when it was sunny, experimenting with aperture etc on the camera. Some worked, some didn't.