Mr. Duskie went home to his owners on Friday. I guess it’s a good thing he was found. The kids and I are very sad that he’s gone though, and we miss him. Now I’m thinking that perhaps we do want a kitty after all…
On a happier note, I’m pleased to introduce my son Tim, who this week, arrived from Hong Kong to live with me. It’s delightful to have him around, and for the first time in ages, I have all my three children with me. The house is full, there’s a lot of laughter, and I’m enjoying cooking and baking for fully appreciative consumers. I guess knitted items for teenage boys will start to feature on the knitting menu soon too…
And finally, because it’s the mid-term school holidays and all the kids in the area are home (and obviously living online), and I live in dial-up land, my connection speed has reduced to something like 20kbps. It’s interminably slow to the point that it’s just a waste of time going online. It takes 30 minutes just to get connected. At which point, the connection may choose to terminate without reason, and I have to try again. Another 30 minutes to load a website… during which time the connection will probably self-terminate again (several times!), and I begin to think of the people in charge of New Zealand’s Internet infrastructure in Very Rude terms. You get the point. Unless it’s between 2am and 9am, in which case it seems the little kiddies are obviously in bed and suddenly the connection speed is more like 50kbps. I’m not bitter. Or frustrated. Or angry. Really. Actually, yes I am!!! >:O
This means that posts are going to reduce a little for the next two weeks. It’s extra-annoying because I have had a rush of inspiration lately, and I have all sorts of pretty designs to show you. I guess they’ll have to wait until the lines are clear again.
Coming up: The Blue Danube is very close to publication, as is another hat/scarf design in alpaca I’m tentatively calling Aviator.
Here’s a sneak peak: