Last Saturday Dotter and I ventured forth to visit my sister and her family, plus my mum and dad and their partners. I baked diabetic-friendly Honey Jumbles with Purple Icing for afternoon tea. I was going to make regular pink icing, until Dotter said "Why don't you make purple icing?" - I didn't get it for a second - but of course, we have all these strong food dye pastes, which we use for wool. But they can also be used on --- food! They were yummy.
Lulu came along for the tea as well. She was mostly well behaved - she's sitting on my shoulder (and the eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that yes, I'm wearing my Alene Camisole over a black top, in public and everything!).
However, she did hop onto Dotter's lap and started getting tangled in the yarn from her Mariah sleeve - Dotter's retaliation was swift and fierce.... Lulu was forced to back down, with only a few nibbles and a pathetic bleat. Those cable needles are very handy!
And yesterday she gave her hoof of approval to the pink mohair stuff... although she did pull the swatch off its needles! Bad Lulu!
Not much knitting progress from me as my hands have been complaining and requiring rest :/ Bugger it. Hoping I can do some Mariah sleeve tonight.
But I did go to the fabric store today and bought nearly 2 metres of lovely wool blend cloth in a soft grey to make myself a winter skirt! Yummy :) It's Simplicity pattern #4966, if you can be bothered looking for it online. I can't find a way of directly linking to the Simplicity pattern views. Will take my own photo soon...
And last but not least, very proud mother here - Dotter has a pattern on Knitting Pattern Central - hers is the Pencil Case Hat!