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Archive for September, 2009

today I knit…

…a lot. 

I’ve had it up to here (waving hand above head) with unfinished projects and I’m desperate to move on to my green yarn  – and to shop for some more.  And I can’t do either unless I finish off one thing at a time.

empty-needles

It’s a self imposed rule to help me be more efficient and practical.

So here’s the thing;  today the latest baby outfit shall be finished off, bootees and all and today I shall begin a new project with the green yarn.

Results tomorrow.

Really.

I’m also going to return all those overdue library books. 

It’s going to be a full day, but a rewarding one chock o’ block full of accomplishment  🙂

Just you see if it isn’t.

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pretty gritty…

across the street 1

This is what it looked like outside the front of my house at 6:30 am this morning.

dusty dawn 1

And this is the view from the back.

dusty dawn sky

Big winds have been carrying dust over from the dry far West and dumping it here.

Pretty, so long as you keep looking up. 

Closer to earth everything is just covered in dust.

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from her hands…

house

Yesterday it was such a lovely day I decided I’d walk to S*’s for craft.  I had my camera out and was snapping photos of things that caught my eye when I came over a bend and saw a lady standing on the pavement with her little dog.  I stopped for a bit of a chat and a pat of the dog and one thing led to another and we got to talking about crochet.  Then she told me that she’d once made herself a crochet dress which took her ages to do, but she never ever got to wear it.   She went inside and brought it out, and to my great surprise, because I don’t do well at imagining attractive crochet dresses, it was one of the most exquisite things I have ever seen.  She must have been a wraith like thing back when she’d made it (she was 84 now).  The stitches were so tiny and there were so very, very many of them.  It was something I could imagine Brigit Bardot wearing back in the 60’s.  Just gorgeous.

I would have taken a photo, but she said she was too shy and there was no way to stretch it out anywhere and keep it safe and so, alas, there is no picture.  She says her daughter’s not interested in it and says it’s horrible.  Appallingly, this work of art is probably going to end up in an opportunity shop some day.  I hope that whoever is lucky enough to come across it should that happen, will give it a wonderful home.

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I got nuthin’…

Blossoms at Cowra

Just checking in. 

It’s almost 8pm and the house is quiet, the dishes are done and we’re all feeling mellow and relaxed.  Spent this afternoon at S*’s for craft where I gave K* a lesson in crochet.  Luckily for her she’s a fast learner because I don’t think I’m any great shakes on the teaching front.  I have no idea what the terms are so we refer to the 3 lots of treble (?) stitches as ‘clovers’. 

Had all the family around for a dinner of pasta with Italian sausage and chili sauce, with garlic and herb bread and a side of salad with balsamic vinegar.

Tomorrow is a trip to Orange to take my Mother-in Law to the doctor.  Plan to visit the yarn store while I’m there – just to see if they have anything exciting in, just in case.

Still haven’t started on that green yarn I bought because I still haven’t finished sewing up the seams on the yellow jacket. 

And that’s about it.

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rebirth…

sunshine glow

The weather has been glorious these past few days and today is shaping up to be another.

daffodils

For the first part of this month I was thinking it was still Winter and that Spring was just around the corner. 

Despite all the evidence.

purple flowers

Spring, despite the hype about it being all bright and sunny, is in my opinion the most erratic of seasons.  It can’t seem to decide whether it wants to blow or rain or shine and often does all three in one day.

purple flower

There’s definitely variety and not just among the plant life.

poppies 2

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catnip revisited…

catnip

Remember the catnip plant I went to so much trouble to get for Odie?

cranky-kitty-1

And remember how he could really, really have used it for his emotional well being and state of mind?

catnip love

Well, now he’s finally realised the error of his ways.

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spotted…

Gallivanting  on the wooden seat in my backyard is my next handknit project.

cocoon yarn

This is Harry, Larry and Mo enjoying their last days of freedom as single balls of yarn.  Soon they shall be joined together and with their union shall bring forth yet another baby jacket.

But first, I am going to force myself to complete the set on the go at the moment even though I am absolutely itching to get started on this little lot.

Enjoy your freedom while it lasts, boys.

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