Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Im starting to think about what the new year will bring, a holiday (with my boy in Vic, BWM here I come), my Dad turning the big 6-0, the Valley Show, a move and new career in Goulburn, graduation ceremony, hopefully a few more holidays, maybe a bit of studying, and the best bit, planning for 2011; where Im gonna go after my new grad year!
My knitting planning is also on my mind, pavo real is a pattern I have been mulling over, damson is waiting for some awesome sock yarn to fall into my lap and my springtime bandit will start soon in some beautiful 8 ply from BWM. Im also thinking about if the pavo real will be my ravelympics project but then it wont be ready to be entered into the Valley Show. After years of wandering the pavillion I will finally have somethings worth entering!
Hope everyone a great NYE, Ill be on the lounge with my knitting and dog, how sad, lol.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Next morning, after a wander around Wagga, we headed back to the coast to pack, in readiness for my families holiday to Shellharbour on Sunday. We left the puppy and home after promising him a holiday next time we took the van somewhere, he was very sad :(
But... after a wheel fell off the van and Mum and Dad sat on the side of the highway for 5 hours waiting to be towed we were lucky that Peewee wasnt with us. The first two tow truck drivers did more damage to the van and the third was a godsend who finally got us to the caravan park before dark. Seeing our 16 ft van in the air on a truck with one wheel was a scary sight, but atleast it is still in one piece and we can have our holiday before the final repairs need to be carried out in February.
The weather on the coast has, so far, been a mixed bag, with rain, wind and sun all in out first week of holidays. Yesterday I knitted for atleast 5 hours getting stuck into the lace for Mum's Ruby Ishbel, which I will hopefully have done by Christmas, depending upon how many A-B repeats she wants.
Today we're back in Kangaroo Valley for my cousins wedding. There will be alot of family around and I'm sure we will party late into the night.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The jacarandas and Illawarra flame trees are in bloom at the moment, I got a great photo of the ones close to home, but do you think I can find my camera cable... nope! So photos are still on hold, and my camera only takes photos when it feels like it.
So when my hands are sick of knitting I have been listening to the audiobook of Pride and Prejudice, its kinda cheating, I usually love reading books, but I find the langauge a bit too much and listening to it is a bit less daunting. Im enjoying it alot and I havent seen any film adaptations so the story is all new to me.
My ravelry has also been getting alot of attention, all of my needles have been catalogued using the needles and hooks tab and I am surprised by how many I have accumulated seeing as I only started knitting in May. Boredom is a wonderful motivator. The following days hold similar activities. Although I do have a date with a friends ball making doovy watsit on friday so I can tame my lumps of 4 ply remnants picked up from the Wangaratta ACS outlet at $27.50/kg which works out at $1.50 per 50 gram ball, which is very cheap. Thankyou to gypsy retired parents for travelling to that part of Oz to buy them for me.
Anyhoo, I should return to my ravelry and the woes of Elizabeth (what a great name). xxx
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Hopefully I will be able to regularly update with what Ive been up to and lots of photos as well (once my dodgy camera is replaced.)
Today Ive spent the day trying to keep out of the heat and managing to get some knitting done. My marigolds were in need of some love and affection so they've being fertilised, thinned out and watered. I still need to transplant some to other places but hopefully they will great for some summer colour near the house. If I can get some decent photos around the yard Ill show you the progress of my favourite flower and namesake of my childhood tooth fairy, marigold.