Next time I decide to quickly put the washing on while my porridge is in the microwave, I WILL add washing powder. I am doing a great job of wasting water today, I will just pretend that we don't have water restrictions here in Canberra. I had planned on getting all my washing for the week done this morning, but have a slight delay while I rewash the sheets, this time using detergent!
I have had a busy week on the work front and the knitting front, as a result I have lots of housework to do today. Luckily, I have the day off work so I can try to achieve stuff. I was making a hat for my Dad for Fathers Day, but ripped it back because it would fit my little head better than his big head. I was doing so well with it, even had perfect gauge. It has now been restarted on 5mm instead of 4.5mm.
My niece turned 3 on Saturday, so we had a really fun party. Pass the Parcel with 3 year olds is hilarious. Lots of my favourite foods were on show, honey joys made with Cornflakes, my Mum's sausage rolls and her egg and bacon savouries, little boys (otherwise known as cocktail frankfurts), as well as the usual fairy bread and a delicious chocolate butterfly cake. Maybe I should have taken note of my sister's tale of the cake, she forgot the eggs and had to take the mix out of the butterfly tin, obviously I take after her when it comes to forgetting essential ingredients like washing powder!
I gave my niece a hat that I made with Lincraft Prism for her birthday. It is such nice yarn to knit with, as long as you take care not to spit the 70% wool, 30% soy combo. It looks and feels scrumptious. For the two seconds that it was on her head, it looked like it was a good fit. It was way too big for her little sister, but looked very cute on her too.
I used the free pattern that they had at Lincraft, but made it using one circular needle instead of two straights. I am well and truly hooked on hats. That is probably a good thing, after seeing the hat I made for me, people at work want me to make matching ones for them. I will experiment with different patterns that I am allowed to produce and sell, and also different yarns. I have bought more Prism in different colours, and will even try to do the Palindrome Hat and Scarf. I have loved these since I saw them, but after trying Prism and then finding versions of Palindromes made from Prism I now know what yarn I will use.
On Saturday I had a great time pruning the garden. I will take photos later of all the bare patches I created! I ripped out all the seaside daisies, and attempted to dig out one of the roses. I have two rose bushes, neither of them have roses that are very suitable for vases, they don't have nice fragrance but they do have a zillion thorns. I didn't really like them last year when I moved in, but like them even less now. They can go and be replaced by something better.
The washing has finished, and the coffee has gone cold so I should get going with the housework. Tonight I will be stitching with the girls, so that should be fun.