Expected delivery is tomorrow. And I'm not sure where I'll put them. Or what Blessing will sit on to play the harp. I checked with the artisan, and she says that I need a chair with a seat that's six inches high. There's another maker in Austin who creates a chair that might work. I like the basic lines of it, and it's relatively inexpensive, but I'll need to see what Middlest thinks.
I've realized that the new doll has airplane ears rather like a goat we once owned. Nubian goats have ears that flop down. Alpine goats have ears that stick up, like a llama's. Nubian-Alpine crosses have ears that stick out like airplane wings. Tuffy's ears were horizontal and parallel to the ground, while the doll's are horizontal and perpendicular to the ground.
I still don't know what I want to call the new doll. (Some of my kids would say I'm nuts for saying this, but she hasn't told me her name yet. Doll people will understand.) All I know is that she wants to wear warm pastels, which is problematic because I don't tend to collect yarn and fabric in those colors.
I checked Knit Picks last night, and there are new colorways in both Shadow (100% merino laceweight) and Gloss Lace (70% merino, 30% silk), all of which are calling my name.
What do you call a virtue who is truly virtuous, and also high maintenance?