28 May, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Happy customers.
  • Gift of yarn.
  • Hot food on cold days.
  • Warm clothing.
  • A roof over our heads.

24 May, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Perfect weather for soup!  Finally they are both reasonably happy eating it!  

Linking up to the project.  

23 May, 2015

Forgot This Pair

I had every intention last weekend of posting these but still haven't so I just realised.

These are some socks I knitted over a week ago for Stuart.  They were nice to knit with some new Roam Fusion yarn we have at work.  Some fun colours to play with.  The heel is done in an Admiral Tweed though.  I like to do that matching.  Looked quite good in these anyway.  So there you are...  I have been quietly knitting away again this week & will probably have another pair to show in a day or 2.

21 May, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Sunny days
  • Celebrating a Wedding Anniversary.
  • Spur of the moment road trips.
  • New adventures.


17 May, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

BJ - enjoying the chairlift!  Very relaxed.
DJ - enjoyed the chairlift too.  Didn't expect him to be quite so relaxed.  But cross as I wouldn't give him the camera.  

linking up with the project.

14 May, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Safe delivery for a friend & her baby.
  • Baby cuddles.
  • New recipes to try again that are successful once more.
  • Mother's Day treats.
  • A family gathering with the boys 3 grandmother's.  How lucky are they to have 3! 

11 May, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Busy making Mother's Day cards for the grandmothers...

Linking up with the 52 project.

08 May, 2015

Here A Sock, There A Sock

I am still here & knitting away.  I have been in the mood for mindless things really as the cold sets in & the snuggle time increases.  I am cruising along still with socks as that is simple enough.  I have quite enjoyed playing with different yarns from my stash & from work.  Some success & some not so...

These are my Cascade Heritage Sock yarn socks.  Quite nice.  I had used a little of this for heels in another pair that I sent away.  These are so soft.  But a bit small for me.  I am giving them away as well though so that didn't matter really!  

These however are a different story.  They are somewhere at the local rubbish dump now I expect.  Yep, rubbish...  I had some trouble with these.  I enjoyed the colour changes graduating as slowly as they did.  But I was cross when I came across a knot for one thing & the colour change was not as gradual as one would expect...  blue to pink in one hit was a bit extreme...  

So with things suddenly going odd, I did pull out this section only to find that the yarn doesn't like such things & then things went more pear shaped.  I had no end of trouble trying to finish off the cuffs, casting off with the yarn breaking all over.  I did try to save them but after 5 joins & some frogging to redo the cuff again, but only to end up with more yarn breakages I was a bit over it.  I couldn't be bothered.  It was easier to just not bother even knitting the second heel.  I just threw the lot out.  

Don't be horrified or anything after all that work.  I sure wasn't bothered.  I was just glad it was only one ball & only a pair of socks!  I would hate to be working on a more detailed pattern & having to undo a mistake only to find the yarn will continually break after being unravelled.  Also knots that change such colours changes so suddenly when they should be subtle are a nuisance.  I don't mind a knot on occasion but this was too extreme for my liking, for colour changes.  

Anyway, I have been busy.  Interesting experience.  I will be more careful about yarns I pick now.  A good way to learn about some yarns & what to avoid too.  

07 May, 2015

Thursday Thanks

  • Lovely lunch out to celebrate a birthday.
  • New recipes that the boys actually liked!  
  • A house that is protecting us from the elements!
  • Grocery shopping that we take for granted...

(photo is a Lego Hot air balloon from the Lego exhibition in Melbourne recently.)

04 May, 2015


A portrait of my boys once a week for a year.

Not every day you get to play in a giant cherry!