This morning, since the babies were wailing by the door instead of sleeping as they usually do in the late morning (I was talking to the cleaner outside the door) I loaded them into the kitty carriage and walked them over to the park.
I sussed it out yesterday and have worked out the time and place where we are least likely to meet any unleashed dogs and they both got out and had a little explore. Poppy was the first, which surprised me but perhaps Parsifal still has an early memory of meeting a rather eager dog when he was a kitten. He panicked and tried to run away but was firmly tethered and I think that the dog was more interested in meeting and greeting than he was in eating but Parsifal refused to get out onto the grass during subsequent visits so I stopped taking them.
I will never let them off their leashes, of course, and that is why I have been doing 'walkies' up and down the passage every morning so that they are used to having their harnesses put on - something I need to be able to do quickly if there is a fire and need to get them out.
I am taking a break from spinning the Jewel colourway. I have spun four skeins of 200 gms each and have another two braids to go to finish the kilo of yarn. At the moment I am spinning a green, blue and brown colourway called Rhinebeck and will ply it with solid brown. That way there will be enough to knit a vest with perhaps a bit over for a beanie or a pair of mitts. There is probably another two or three afternoons of spinning to finish the first two bobbins and I will post a photo when I have plied the Rhinebeck and Metro Brown together. It will be something a bit different and, although I am not a green person, I will probably wear it as I have a matching pair of green jeans.