Wednesday, June 28, 2006

My Mittens

These very warm mittens arrived today. An absolute Gem by the name of Suse was commissioned to make them....and did an awesome job. I couldn't be happier and I know these are going to keep the hands warm on very cold mornings going to work.
Have a look at some of the fabulous work on Pea Soup

Thanks again Suse, I love them.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

From "The Peak"

My youngest son, Chris (a.k.a. Bubby)is on his first overseas trip. In Honk Kong at the moment, then off to Phillipines for a few days. He's stoked, the lucky duck. I once went to Hong Kong, stayed at the Excellsior Hotel, oh so many years ago. And can only imagine the changes that have taken place since then. (btw - 1987) Hopefully ONE DAY, another trip will happen, but if it doesn't, I've still got my memories.

Have a Happy Thursday everyone.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Not so long ago I purchased a 'Knitting Loom'.. This has fast become one of my favourite novelties. One can play with yarn and come up with an item that can be worn, be it on the head, but still worn. They came in a pack of 4 different sizes and were only $10 (aus) from Spotlight (on special of course).

This little beanie called Bobble Beauty. Very quick to make. Not my own pattern, it's by Dot Matthews from 'Crochet by the hook'. Dot has quite a few patterns available to use and I highly recommend having a look at her site. It's awesome. Thankyou Dot.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Relaxing on the weekend

My friend "YODA" always enjoys relaxing, and he makes for an extremely good bed warmer.

Another "Friend", his name is "CHOKKY". He likes his 'ear' scratches

While on a day off from work yesterday, I decided to have a wander in the city and do a spot of retail therapy. Came across a kindly old gentleman who was feeding the pidgeons. As you can see there were quite a few enjoying their seed.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


It was quite an early start..only 4 shivering degrees when I got up this morning.
And while most sane people are still under the covers, guess who wasn't? Does that tell you anything? LOL.

This is the almost sunrise that awaited when I got to the office. Taken at about 7.25am with a mobile phone. A few minutes later it was a very vivid orange, but trying to get a half reasonable shot was impossible.

Time to think about warming up...Is knitting / crocheting in the office an option???

partial stash flash

partial stash flash
this is only a wee bit of what is in my yarn room.