Monday: you've brought us some bright sky here. At last. It has been a watery kind of a weekend; but as the patient here at last has a diagnosis, we were happy to splash through a few puddles.
|The Aftur Sweater, from a free pattern by Vedis Jonsdottir, on Ravelry and the Istex Lopi wool site|
Took a call from Little E, early Saturday morning. I say early: clearly Little E had been up for hours. We, on the other hand were still in our pyjamas. I hit the button quick smart and his grinning, wide awake face appeared.
"Come see my fish tank!" he said.
And then the screen went blank. His uncle and I looked at each other.
"He's dropped the phone into the fish tank, hasn't he?" we both said at once.
But we were both wrong. The screen flickered back to life.
"Ta - Da!" said Little E
(he's such a showman) and he revealed a brand new model bridge, freshly installed in his fish tank, so that now his fish can get from one side of the tank to the other without getting their feet wet.
At lunchtime the phone rang again. Not my phone, this time, so I didn't take much notice until I heard the words ...
"...just what exactly are you bailing with?"
purposefully followed by
"...you need a bigger stick.."
Flood in Studentland! The extremely heavy rain which had been falling into the little back yard for the previous twelve hours was lying because the drain was blocked. It's hard for a Dad to resist a call like that.
"Didn't the doctor specifically say NO Landlording" I asked.
"That was a joke. Honestly. I won't be long," he replied, heading off with his wellies. And a bigger stick.
He was indeed back soon; and he fell back into bed, to sleep for most of the rest of the weekend. Which is why I have another completed woollen to show you. I have never knitted a sweater in two weeks before. And I learned a new stretch bind off (to ensure maximum pull-over-the-head-ability). Oh, and a bought a rice cooker. That's my memo!
So, how about you? Anything new? Anything you learned that you didn't know before? Maybe a memo is in order? We'd love to hear it! Last week Alexandra, Deb, Helena, Linda, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Karen, Maggie, Alexa, Ladkyis, Fiona, Jane, Barbara and Susanne made their notes and were kind enough to share. Go on: give 'em a wave. There's some sad news in among the fun in there: Ladkyis, we're thinking about you.
The best of weeks to you. I'll be back soon.