Tuesday, December 30, 2014

For Poppy ...

JB Hi-Fi is having a sale and was selling the DVDs of Miniscule for a ridiculously small amount so I have bought the first and second series (three DVDs per season) for about $5.50 each for Poppy.  She usually comes running when she hears the music.  Parsifal is not as rapt in it but sometimes climbs behind the TV to see if he can catch the insects.

I have almost finished spinning braid 4 of the Jewel BFL+silk which D3 gave me for my birthday.  It is taking ages because it is so soft and it spins so fine although it fulls when it is skeined and washed.  I will have five skeins when I have finished spinning and am not sure what to do with it   -  a shawl of some sort because the colours are very overlapping.  And yesterday I finally bit the bullet and undid the vest thingy which I knitted from the 'Storm' fibre which I bought from the mob over the Tasman  and which gave me so much grief when I was spinning it.  I have just over a half kilo but it is very thick; maybe a proper vest?

Christmas was good.  We had a sausage sizzle and chocolate mousse which is something which my lactose intolerant family are able to cope with.  D3 is also gluten intolerant and GB1 is about to start a trial of no gluten.  It makes them all a bit difficult to cater for and D3 brought her own sausages  -  gluten-free Cumberland sausages; the rest of us ate ordinary Cumberlands.

Himself gave the babies a couple of toy mice and Parsifal immediately picked up one of them and tried to post it into his ball box  -  a sure sign that he thought that it was a keeper  -  bless his little black heart.  They insist on their walk in the passage every morning, in their harnesses, and then put themselves to bed.  They are getting very good about having their harnesses put on so if there is a fire I will be able to quickly tether then into the kitty carriage and take them down the fire escape.

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