Saturday, June 08, 2013

Oh Dear

Ive been a little disorganized,well more guilty than any thing else,Im about two weeks behind with reading for the current uni,Australian Art History, so have made time to write,well I could have but Hubby was waching,lol
Currently Ive got the Bibliography and reference page done,and the first paragraph sort of , today Ill do the essay plan and read enough to get some citations organised as well,its due Friday week at 5pm,It will be done as I ll probably have the normal fast paced red eyed puffy face look by that day,this coming Friday is my RDO from last week but as my new offsider is due for his RDO on my essay due date I cant take it then.
I have a sneaking suspicion my health is not very good but not having a good female doctor any more it ll have to wait, there are two new doctors due in town this week after several months without one,but I dont think they ll be the ones I can use. Yes I am burying my head in the sand,its old age catching up sort of thing I keep saying and keep busy with things...
Anyhow pictures,Im sure a few of you who visit will want to see some pics of my 2013 trip to the Retreat,
THIS year there a special occasion for us to to watch,the Back to Back by the Toodyay Spinner Group. For those who dont what that is,world wide on that day there were teams of spinners and knitters who raced the clock to produce a jumper (a set pattern) from a freshly shorn sheep,the knitting of the yarn has to be started within I think 40 minutes of the sheep losing its coat,also if I remember correctly the record is just over 4 hours,the Toodyay team took about 9 hours to completion.

 The hectic stitching up of the seams,there were three or four there before I took this,lol

 The final photo of the group victorious with the finished garment
The warm spinning corner of our girls,so many different wheels,I took my little  Victoria (Louet), looking to get another wheel next year even though its a beaut wheel,a Kromski or a Spinalution maybe,the little Hitchiker is also in the running
The conference room AKA yarn market

 I missed the kookaburras that were up there on the Saturday morning,these galahs were my consolation prize
 The gardens are very lovely to meander around
 The meals are set to provide for those who have diet requirements,this was one lunch time selection,that was a little chicken pie in there but the others were for gluten free,etc the menu was awesome as ever,theres a push to involve more spinners and knitters for next year so we can fill the Homestead due to various reasons but the main one is being able to be ourselves and noisy when the need arises,also the mess are yarn and wheels and baskets of suppiles,tables littered with projects etc,makes it easier if its only us yarn people. If anyone reading this would be interested in coming next year,let me know and I can pass on information
 My knitting spot,as I couldnt sit in a lounge chair with the pattern and a cup or glass of something
 The first finished skein I did on the Saturday
 The work done on the grounds

 The second skein I washed on the Sunday and set to dry in the sun,it was from EGMTKs and was a mix of merino,targee,and a couple other fibres i cant remember at moment,most of the stash I brought home was limitied to a ball of Fibrespates DK which I nearly finished on the weekend as another Rikke hat,a skein of EGMTKs sock yarn for a gift for Southern Cross Friend who couldnt make it,two more fibre packs from Mandy and some destash yarns,enough for a vest in discontinued Jo Sharp DK,a strange plummy brown color, two balls of the marvelous velvet purple Jo Sharp,another hat,two balls of Debbie Bliss aran cashmerino in deep red and charcoal,a striped hat it will be,a ball of fine mohair stuff from Rowan for ,you guessed it a hat,Im into hats at the moment,my hair has grown so long I can wear a hat nicely now

 Natives abound through the gardens,with nooks and little quiet sitting spots,I want to go back in Summer for a quilting UFO weekend in January

And there you have it,count down to next year! the time I look forward to dressing nicely for four days and spending time with wonderful like minded people and talking to the best hosts Delvene and Peter who try every year to convince us to move the shop down there,lol
Currently Im working on this in between study and work (the house is a mess too but who cares)

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