Well what an interesting day or two it has been.
Looks like we will be off to the rental tribunal cos the ex-agent/landlord have objected to certain things about the ex-house and garden and made non-negotiable demands with a rather short timeline. It has caused a lot of grief for Nathan and I.
Interesting how things work out, or don't work out, isn't it? If we must, we go to the tribunal and plead our case.
Apart from that I could be very happy at present - new house, a sock absolutely whipping up on the needles, lust for pink stripy sock yarn, moderate weather (maybe even a little chilly! Last Saturday took all of this week's heat).... Ah there is some nice nono kitty at kpixie but then I saw the shipping charge to Australia, after I created an account.... Can you believe one skein of yarn would cost me over $50 Australian? USD18 per skein plus USD20 for postage. Like OUCH! Methinks I'll just deal with not having nifty self striping yarn from Kpixie cos that is outrageous postage. All because they stick it in a box! I don't want it in a stinking box that more than doubles the postage costs! Nope, it will be Sweet Georgia or a Taste of Vermont for me! Or Curious Yarns for non self-striping, cos I am pretty sure even after trebling the prices to account for the exchange rate it still won't be over $50 for one sock set.
What, dye my own self striping sock yarn? But that would be effort and take time and take space that I currently do not have.
Moreover, I would have to find the dye your own sock yarn!
At least I know where the dyes are and at least one dye pot. Plus I have Mum's old canning stuff including about 20 bottles. Now all I need is some time, some space and a hotplate.
And the wool.
Today's random bits:
There is only one country whose name starts with O, at least in the English language. (eg Ossterreich (sp) is what we call Austria.)
What is that country?
Also there is only one country that starts with Q. What is it?
(It is not Quebec, although the Quebecois want to secede)
How about this for the name of a country?
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Sounds like some sort of Catholic rock band to me! Saint Vinnie and his Grenadine monks! (Kermit waving of hands) Yaaaay!