>Gothic yarn, vampire visitation and a phantom guest

>No brekkie for me this morning!
I was due at Maldon Hospital at 10am to take part in a Victoria-wide health survey which involved fasting for 12 hours followed by a visit to the friendly neighborhood vampire and a battery of tests, measurements, and questions,

I was 20 minutes early – no point hanging around in town after dropping Dave off and hardly worth going home for the sake of less than half an hour – and was armed with my current travel knitting but wouldn’t ya know it, just because I came prepared to wait, I got shown straight in… bugger

Luckily for me, no one has ever had any difficulty finding a vein or drawing my blood … which was just as well given the surprisingly large amount of it that was removed.
The lass before me wasn’t quite so lucky and ended up on the floor for about ten minutes, which isn’t really what you want to see as you walk in!
An hour, a bit of cottonwool, a cup of tea and a biscuit later, I was home again and racing around doing all that stuff one does when a visitor is about to arrive … and then I waited
… and waited
… and waited

I checked for phone messages

and went back to waiting [ and before you ask, no, I don’t have her mobile number, and she’s house sitting at the moment and neglected to pass on that number ]

Finally as darkness closed in, dinner was cooking and five hours after Lynnie should have arrived, her daughter rang to say that L was unwell and wouldn’t be coming, and that she [ the daughter ] should’ve rung in the morning but hadn’t gotten around to it !!!!!

So I have a nicely clean house, extra food, and an unplanned free day tomorrow
I’m sure I can think of something to do with it that obviously won’t need to involve much housework

It might involve playing with the superfine merino laceweight that I dyed yesterday:
I was aiming for something suitable for my daughter-in-law’s birthday but the warm brown-and/or-black that I had in mind turned out to be a luscious aubergine, purple and black – very gothic- so I’m calling it Nightwings [ unless one of you comes up with a better suggestion ]

Back to slaving over a hot microwave with another hank of the same BWM 2- ply and this time it came out a really deeply saturated black [ much darker than the photo shows ]

I love it when a plan comes together

so that will be for DDIL
I’m leaning towards Ice Queen again

but that ruby red Mooi from Ecoyarns is calling its siren song and ooh, that Nightwings really really wants to be something as well.

Lead me not into temptation … I can find it perfectly well all by myself!


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