But - wait - what's this? Lurking in a corner, looking a little peaky from his long trip in the airless cargo hold and bumpy postie's van ... OMG, it's young Bobby Ram!
What's going on?! Why did he desert his loving family? I checked out Roxie's blog, and discovered the story :
... I got a call from the Transcendent Peace Potter's Commune and Herb Farm. They had just received a letter from Bobby. I thought he had gone home to them. The letter read, "Lulu has brok my heart and left. She mad a ful ov me in front ov my frends an famly and I cannt stand to see them laffing at me or wurse, feeling sory for me. So I am going away. Mabe someone will bucher me for mutton. I donnt care. I love you all. Bobby"
Well, at least we've found him now! Hopefully we can show him a good time, save him from the butchers, and find him a sweet gentle young lamb to help heal his broken heart. Lulu was always going to create havoc, she really isn't a lamb to have a quiet life with ... !
And yes, I frogged the Kai-Mei socks. The yarn is marinating in my stash, while I wait for my sock-knitting enthusiasm to return. Thank you everyone for your thoughtful, interesting, and supportive comments on the whole problem!