Thursday, 27 June 2013
Down the beach this morning I spotted some fine feathered friends hanging around the pine. I only saw them because moments before they swooping between pine trees making a merry old dance and being quiet rawcous. There is quite a flock of birds,sorry they are so hard to see.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
And more crochet adventure - really filling in time until I buy some more wool to finish my slouch sock ( I ran out of green). So now I'm utilizing a bag of neutral tapestry background wools to make soft tones squares - maybe a quickie pillow.
Monday, 24 June 2013
The sock I commenced the other day grew to the heel but was too long - so I pulled it out until it measured 18 cm ( which is what I should have done) and then commenced the heel area again. The upper part of the sock is easy. My sock looks absolutely huge - but then again I have absolutely enormous feet - size 12C - so my sock really is very long. I cant wait to get my toes into these -soooooo warm, really thick - Enough to make my feet sweat!
I really do hate having cold feet and when I put on my slippers I invariably end up with cold ankles.
I heard in the radio this morning (at 6.15 am) the 50 signs of being old - one of them was taking slippers to your friends house when you have sleepovers. That made me laugh, I must have been born old ! well I'll admit it I'm a creature of comfort and not a style master at all.
Back to sock making. Stay Toastie!
Saturday, 22 June 2013
The green ball of wool that I picked up off the craft sale table has been utilized to make another hot water bottle cover. As I suspected it wasn't going to be enough wool but I decided to go ahead anyway. I had another green in the stash that was near enough the colour anyway, although when you look at it in the bright light it looks remarkably a different shade. Oh well .. I am not going to undo it now!
And the back of the hottie really shows the variance in colour
I've started a pair of bed socks with the left over wool (because it was handy and feels snuggly warm) and currently I feel very cold and would love warm toastie toes. I have already varied from the pattern - mainly because I don't read the pattern correctly. But I'm making it to fit my foot as I go along - hopefully both socks work out the same. I am taking note of stitch numbers as I go along.
Hope you are all warm and snuggly
Lucky you if it is summer where you are. It's mid winter and I'm dying for summer all over again.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Last Saturday I spent the day at the Onkaparinga River for ski races.
Being winter the events are held on the river rather than the ocean as competitors were complaining it was too cold.
Gathering to register - most competitors are from the surf life saving clubs wanting to keep fitness up during the winter months
Once the competitors were out of sight and down the river, we went to the local bakery for coffee and cake.
A friendly onlooker, quite used to human company and didn't seem to perturbed by my coming up to him , less than 2 meters but didn't hang around when a dog raced up the river banks
Op Shopping and buying milkware for my sister. I've had some real luck lately when it comes to white ware.
Making another hot water bottle cover. Haven't really got much to report due to the fact that I was flat on my back for a while, am now standing tall again and have no pain (thank goodness)
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Monday, 3 June 2013
It is lovely to come home from work to find a parcel post package waiting for me at the front door and enclosed a bright happy parcel - all for me!
I never think that I will win anything but lucky for me I put my name down when Christina from Christina Lowry Designs blog had a giveaway from the very generous High Tea Vintage of Tasmanian origin.
Oh look I seem to have a theme happening here - grey but very stylish and may I say her sewing is superb. OOh I do love the big chunky buttons.
and a quick peek at my finished bobble cushion top. On to the backing now (but I don't know if I have enough wool - oops)
A this fluffy pigeon joined me for coffee yesterday, quite happy to settle down and fluff up his feathers against the cold air. I can really feel winter coming on now! Brrrr.