Sunday, April 23, 2006

A Warm Sunday

Its a lovely barmy Sunday here, I felt like a nanna nap at 11 o'clock but managed to get most of the washing done and even folded, shocked myself. I think the kids were amazed too!
They have gotten used to finding waht they need in the baskets this week since it was holidays I wasn't really bothered .If I ,DH and OS(oldest son) had work clothes then it was ookay!

Here is the stripey dyed wool that I did last week and managed to nearly finish at smoko time at work,very quick to work and soft too.The colours seem to wind down the leg and as they paled off towards the heel ,became more random.I like them and hope to start the pink and white ones shortly.

This a close up of the colour.(anything to brighten up the page!)
I have checking Ebay to see if I can find some white 5 ply or 4 in corredale (merino seems too dear) but one of my favourite sellers seems to have run out of what I need and theother one I think has doubled her price,maybe I will just but some from Bendigo.At least its washable and fairly priced!
Here are two quick scarves(one finished ) that have been on the go for a while,one is a cheap yarn picked up at WA salvage for $2 and the other is the Patons velvetine that was $3 at Kmart.These are for the Mothers Day Stall at School though I have been told since buying the yarn plus others that they may not hold it this year even though the lady who usually organises it has not said anything!I hate things like that. This money could have bought me the Tiger yarn that I have been lusting after!

Looky at this,I have to do this one!!!!!!!!!, I love the colours but also the textured stitch has me in as well.Fluffa has done a jumper using this stitch ,will at link later, but its very effective!

And just in case anyone wants to know where to find it! Vogues Knit Simple Winter 2005, I think my paper shop recieves this sort of stock late as I have seen this issue at other peoples blogs.I consider myself lucky as they only get Creative knitting(Aussie) ,Yarn and I think one other European title in.Very envious when other people talk about a few different ones I have never seen.Oh well,these offer me plenty to pick from to add to my never ending list of MUST DO'S.

I badgered my second longest sone to mow the lawn on Saturday after appeared not to do much for the entire week!I don't mind doing it but lately I have been everything and it was telling on my nerves and patience as well as health! I have to have a CAT Scan on my neck this week as I appear to have damaged a couple of discs somehow! Headaches,numb hands(mainly left) and being very tired .Doctors have wagged their fingers at me as I have put it off for a while and finally made appointment for tomorrow afternoon.As it would have to happen,the business people are coming to school to install a flasho new scanner and being the head gaaaaardener at moment I have to stay to lock up after they finish so I have a big intuition that I won't make the appointment!Hubby is cranky and my dear concerned boys are also saying bugger school and go in to Kal but I have to make the effort as I want to apply for the Head Gardener Job when the other Gardener resigns etc.

I can soon make another appointment, but at least our Back yard is looking fantastic!


  1. Love the colours of your dyed stuff! Hugs, Judy

  2. I am jealous of your barmy weather, it is freezing cold here, the sun may be shining but don't let that fool you.

  3. Oh, your dyed sock yarn knits up so beautifully!!! I have seen Fluffa's pattern on her jumper parts, it is great!!

  4. Hi Cathie, Thanks for yoru comment - I'm not relly a slow knitter but I did discover during eth knitting olympics taht if I devoted myself to onething it got finished much faster. Your dying looks great. I'm hoping to do a bit of that somewhere down the track -Hope you have a good anzac day. :-)

  5. Duh!!! that is what you get when typing too fast - spelling mistakes and total incomprehensability. I meant to say I am actually quite a slow knitter....

  6. LOL, I actually understood your first comment, maybe I read too fast! Anyway I know what you mean, I am supposed to be finishing off a second Kogo Beanie and as they emailed saying the beanies were needed for an opening day I have had to really get cracking ! Lo and behold I proved I could start and finish one in about 4 hours! Its because I have so many things I want to do ,thats why it takes so long to complete projects!
    PS I am not to supposed to go to work today but I didn't get to water a couple of freshly transplanted diosmas so will be off down there later!But everyone enjoy the public holiday !

  7. socks look great! and i love the beanie, definitely excellent colours :)

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog. We used to live in Perth many moons ago. I think Bendigo yarns are quite well priced. I love the colours in the green socks

  9. Hi Thanks, I would like to do that colour way again but as with handdying it will probably be a little different but thats the fun of it!