Wednesday, 20 July 2011
kid gloves (not!) *
They were a quick knit and quite easy but a bit fiddly as my 3 mm dpns are longer than the smaller sock needles I usually use. The thumb was particularly awkward with just 21 stitches to work around. I found the buttons in the stash my friend gave me from his dressmaker mum who died over ten years ago. They were still on the card and the number was just right. I usually find a I have a couple left over or there are not quite enough on the card and there's only one card. I think they suit.
The weather has been incredible up here. Bitterly cold yesterday with snow just west of Sydney. Then torrential rain and strong wind overnight and more rain this morning. I saw a photo of the surf at Bondi this morning and it was very rough indeed. Minutes after I took this photo the sky clouded over again and down it poured. There were three of these cockatoos when I went to photograph the gloves but one flew off. I couldn't make out what they were gnawing on but it was actually in the gutter and kept falling back into it. They would combine their effort and pull it upright again for another chew.
* Song about kid gloves is here.