Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Yarn, Yarn, Yarn, Yarn

Lots of Yarny Goodness
Some Patonyle...well lots (This is only a sample).
White, Fair Isle, Green and Cream (with some black to come)

DK Merino from The Knittery in Sea Breeze for My SIL
A Cardigan is what we are planning so she gets to pick the pattern now.

And last but not least some PURPLE (yes PURPLE) DK Silk Merino to make myself a cardigan...yummmmmmmy colour. Yummmy yarn.

Daphne @ the Knittery rocks.

Off to roll around in the yarn now and do some knitting.

Friday, February 22, 2008

One Week

It's been one week since.....With the lyrics of The Bare Naked Ladies song "One Week" bouncing around in my head I get to post about my latest FO!

I have managed to complete a new ballet wrap for O in One Week! With the change in dance school and a new uniform (Note: We just wore black and uniforms were not really a consideration!) and another year of growth it was time for a new wrap!

This knitted up so quick I can't believe it nor can the extended family.

Whilst I did get a lot of knitting done this has managed to fly off the needles and onto her.

Is it gloating to be so pleased with an end result?

The pattern is one I have completed before from the Australian Creative Knitting Magazine. It's simple and effective wtih Moss Stitch (Seed Stitch for the Americans!) edging and ties. The colour is Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic Cranberry in 8ply. And looks pretty true to colour in the photo.

Now back to Bag Swap Rescue (Adventures will be published later) and socks, socks, socks.

Time to finish some more.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sorry Day - Well the Morning So Far

Earlier this week I signed up to the Change Your Status to "is Sorry" campaign on facebook.
Essentially, regardless of the intention, the policy of our previous governments supported by the people of Australia (whether directly or through apathetic compliance) was wrong.

It's an acknowledgement of what was done and the devastating effects it has had, and continues to have on the families involved.

Today watching the apology from Kevin Rudd, and the presence of the past leaders (With one notable exception) was humbling and very emotional. I only hope that everyone can undertand that as Australians we have this burden to carry and to lighten for the nation. I am glad that I got to experience this with my MIL & O.

I hope that the next steps are strong and true and in the right direction and that political games will give way to strong positive and collaborative action.

End of Message.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Lots done this week - shhh can't show any of it.

So this week was mainly a work work work kind of thing.

Last weekend I worked all weekend (including middle of the night phone calls).

This week I spent a lot of time putting a paper together with some colleagues that perhaps hasn't been as well supported as I would like - but thems the breaks as another colleague said.

The week was nicely capped by my work laptop ceasing to co-operate and presenting me with a Blue Screen of Death. Time to pack it in.

I do have my new Rockin' Sock Club 2008 yarn but yet to start on it. Picture to come.

Knitting work has been concentrated on one of the bag projects whilst alternating between catching up on Season 3 of Grey's and watching the West Wing Season 1 (Dh won't watch Grey's with me!).

Is it for the Bag Swap?...Could be!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cute Baby Stuff - Ok The Set is done.

It looks so cute!
I am very glad it is done.
The mittens are verycute and they look gorgeous together.
On to the socks and other items I have yet to complete.

Finished Objects at last!

Stripy Hats and Socks with mittens to come..this shot is a little muted.

With 2 colleagues leaving on Maternity leave in a week I had to put a few things together.
These look fantastic. Interestingly enough the Patons dreamtime has very different construction between the colours..the lightblue (which is definitely the 4ply) is much thinner.
I am also going great guns on the Alternating rib socks and feel like I am just getting on and getting it done.
I did take some advice and have been watching dvd's I got a hold of Season 3 of Greys not as fast paced as West Wing but good viewing.