Saturday, October 2, 2010

SOCK, a SOCK!!!!

foot model is the extremely handsome Lewis!

After many years of threatening to do it, I've done it!!
I've knitted my first sock, modelled above by Lewis (isn't it sad when you're 11 year old son has bigger feet then you?)
I've the partner of this beauty on the needles at the moment and hopefully will be able to wear them by Monday!!
They are so nice and toasty!

If you never knitted socks before, may I recommend: How to Knit Socks, Three Methods Made Easy by Edie Eckman?
easy to follow and lots of photos to make it even clearer! oh and also if you are a more visual learner look up verypinkknits on Youtube

I'm happy to announce both socks are finished!!! Both feet are nice and toasty as we speak!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Is it Spring?

Does Mother Nature know?
Is it Spring or is it still Winter?
Yesterday evening the weather was nice enough to haul my crochet, cup and cake outside, but today I'm sitting rugged up on the couch.
I wish we knew what season it is.
It's not easy to get dressed in the mornings!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ta DA!!!!!

And here is the after! 
Not much you caned with a 1 inch circle. This will look nice on my bedside table!

What to do when Hubby takes a kid to the dentist!

Ok I admit I'm terrified of the Dentist, so unless I have to go for myself, it is Mr J's job to take the kids to see her.
Mr L needed a filling done so his strong and handsome daddy took him to the Dentist after dropping Mum off at the nearest Op-shop! (See I did give some support! I was in the same town!)
I spend an anxious 45 minutes shopping at the Boort Op-shop (if you're ever in Boort, well worth a visit!)
And thought I'd died and gone to vintage glass heaven! 
I spend up big( $4!) and came out with 6 pirex dessert bowls, 3 cut glass dessert glasses, 2 different ice cream glasses, a cut glass bonbon dish. And finally this darn cute cut glass hair pin dish ( see pics above!)
As you can tell there is something missing from the lid (no idea what, but I'm guessing some sort of stone)
I thought it wouldn't bother me so much, but it did so this morning I'm making something to stick there!
Stay tuned!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hello Old Friend!

While putting everything back in it's place after the floods of last week, I found an old box that I hadn't looking in since arriving in Australia! (shock horror, that is 21 years ago!!)
And I found in that box a familiar old friend: my Tunisian crochet hook!! (also know as Afghan hook)
After this find all plans of housework, cleaning of the outside went out the door, as I got to reacquaint myself with this long lost friend!
I dug out my Bendigo Wool Mill cotton and have added another WIP (work in progress) to my list.
I see lovely tunisian crochet dishcloths in my future!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

What a Difference a night makes

As of today the flood water are receding at a rapid pace and or town will be the lovely quiet town we love!
Flood waters peaked about 6pm last night and then started to go down steadily!
All in our household are safe and dry!

under water one day, as pretty as ever the next!

looking up the road from my front yard

water is receding

Monday, September 6, 2010

Flood update! (photo heavy post)

you got to get from A to B somehow! (bloke peddling down the street in front of my house)

view up the road from my house

from back door to garage

when the water wasn't too high yet! (it got up to the veranda)