At Wangaratta I got mostly got bright colours of 8 ply in blues, purples and greens. I can see lots of beanies being knitted for family for years to come. Melanie and I caught up for lunch and I dont think I shut up the whole time I was there, telling her about everything thats been happening (Im a chatterbox!)
Apart from knitting related stuff on holidays, Maikha and I enjoyed lots of scrumptious meals, relaxing in the spa, went down into the Deborah Mine in Bendigo, to the Chinese Museum and along the tram route. We also got drowned getting on and off the Emmy Lou in Echuca and went to the great Aussie Beer Shed and took photos of trains for Maikha to sell to the train magazines he writes for.
Since getting back to Shellharbour we have been swimming lots, Ive been knitting baby booties for a cousins who is expecting any day now and I even took an overnight trip to Sydney Childrens Hospital with a cousin and her youngest who has CF. He hasnt been putting on weight and has a scope to check out his insides. All was good and we got home within 24 hours of leaving.
We found a new beading and scrapbooking shop in Oak Flats and bought the supplies to copy a scissor toggle mum has had for years. Of course mine had to include an owl! Ive also been roped into making them for everyone else who bought them, cos I was the only person under 50 in the caravan park, therefore, having the sharpest eyes.
Ive decided not to do any ravelympic-ing this year. Kangaroo Valley show is in the middle of it and I dont think I would get anything finished. Ive got too many projects on the needles which I need to get finished off to streamline my knitting bags to take to Goulburn in March.
Speaking of Goulburn, I made a massive purchase to take with me! A WAECO CF 50 DZ. The DZ stands for dual zone, so it has a fridge, freezer and dairy comparment which all work at once. Its 47 litres and so much easier than a bar fridge which is hard to transport. It cost me a pretty penny but will be worth it in 30 years time when its still working. Dad has 38L and 40L Engel fridges which he loves and go to Qld with him every year.
So thats my crazy life at the moment. I feel like I havent stopped all summer. Today Im off to one of the local cafes to join into their knitting group. Unfortunately it will only be a one off cos they only meet once a month but Im having withdrawals from my Wagga knitting group and will be happy to see what everyone else is knitting.