Monday, 11 June 2012
happy birthday your Majesty
I call this "raindrops keep falling on my head." and on the yard outside. The seagulls have been in their element and have been swimming in this puddle which was quite deep from the rain and much bigger than shown here this afternoon.
The wok burner to the left of the saucepans was mistreated before I bought here. The previous occupants ate loads of curry and other similar foods. Inside the burner is encrusted with baked on oils and spices and you can see the discolouration on the outside. We've even chipped at the encrusted burner with a screw driver. We've all had a turn and if one DIL in particular can't get something clean, then it's set there for life.
Finally, more knitting. I'm plugging away on my Fellowship of the Ring Mystery Shawl KAL. I've been distracted by a mistake there. I ripped it all and then caught up. However, I concentrated on the cowl and I'm visiting youngest son on wednesday. He's been quite ill. We all thought it was possibly pneumonia and he sounded really rotten but seems to be on the mend now. I made him an alpaca scarf last year and he said he would love a balaclava. He had one as a child and enjoyed its cosiness. Where he catches the train in the morning is less than five metres from WoyWoy Bay and the chill off the water is bad in the morning. I finally found a very old pattern and have tweaked it a bit to modernise it. So that's been my main knitting for a couple of days now. I'm using what's left of the Serenade. I hope I have enough but if not, I'll do the stocking stitch at the top of the head in the black alpaca I have.