Sorry not to have written much lately. I have been busy changing the insurance for our new cars etc. I think mine will be ready for collection on Monday.
We had planned to go to Cambridge today as John wanted some new clothes and I wanted bath mats and new towels, but it is very foggy here and John did not want to run the risk of someone running into his new car and so we did not go!
We have now found an alternative for Slip for when we go on holiday. I had my car cleaned yesterday by Mark who lives next door. He is the son of Julie and Domenic who are divorced. Domenic still lives next door and Julie has a house about half a mile away. I asked Mark how Julie was and he told me that she has given up work and now walks dogs for people and has dogs to stay when people go on holiday. She has not got kennels – the dogs just live indoors with her and her dog.
Julie and I were very close at one time until the divorce and then we somehow lost touch. But I am going to call her and ask if she will take Slip as John would prefer that. Jackson will be fine in the cattery – I think that dogs are more sensitive about being left.
No yarn news – I am still waiting for the Artesano sock. Sometimes I think that there are too many yarns – I think there should be core yarns such as Lace, 4 Ply, DK, Aran and Chunky. These should come in pure wool in plain shades, tweed shades, sparkle shades for the lace yarns. The same for a range of cotton yarns. Then, instead of introducing new yarns that only last a season, the producers could introduce new shades of these core ranges.
If you think about it, there are very few yarns that have been introduced in the last five years that have stood the test of time. Debbie Bliss Rialto has, Rowan Tweed has, but there are many,many more that have vanished.
Time to get off my soap box and make some bread! Back tomorrow.