So I did a spot of dyeing to hang out to dry in the sun while I waited. I used a garnet red shade on some more of the merino/tunisian batch of wool and also threw in a scarf I had knitted in blue/grey/white mixes. The Merino picks up the dye better than the Tunisian wool and the pure Tunisian is on the left, the Merino/Tunisian mix in the middle and a blue acrylic and Tunisian mix is on the right.
I was cheered up when my new shoes came.
I tried a pair on in another colour at the shops yesterday but they hadn't got them in lovely, shiny, Dorothy red. Clarks are able to check their computer for availability and then arrange to have them sent to the shop or delivered to your door. My door! Yes Please!
They are like new slippers.
I shall go round to the P.O. to send some teaspoons to Moscow that I sold on ebay and try them out properly. DJ will sit in the sunny courtyard and wait for news from the Car Hospital.