Sunday, February 24, 2008

still thinking about the seven, Jolene....

I've been tagged.....I'm to list seven things about me, and then tag seven other bloggers - a much more difficult task than first imagined,but I'm thinking....


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Right then!

Haven't blogged properly for a while.....little bit of catching up to do (is point-form okay?)!!!

1. Cynthia's bag-swap bag (all the way from New York!), and Terry L. Ross book, received just before Christmas (there were chocolates as well, but I can't seem to find them...):

2. Part of a lovely parcel from Laura (California) for the (Ravelry) Valentine's swap - she sent beautiful yaaahn, shiny stitch-markers, lollies (looooooong-gone!) and a lovely chocolatey-brown silk drawstring bag (which is currently holding a sock - on my desk at work...!):

3. Single Knitters Valentine swap (yep, Ravelry again) gifts from Nikki of NSW (and as an extra special bonus, Nikki included some chocolate-coated bonios for the dogs, and a mousie for Lucy - had to forcibly remove it from Elly first though!) - some supremo soft bamboo yaaaahn, and a sweetly-scented candle (aptly named "Harmony", just what I need bucket-loads of at the moment!):

4. A few tiny purchases....

5. A near-complete sock (yep, another washed-out pic, this is a really lovely bright red, with very subtle variegations)...

6. Mum's birthday bag (colours look really washed-out, much brighter in real-life, and the lining is bright, bright pink):

7. Noro sock (okay, just the toe...) - I'm finding this is quite pleasant to knit with, I've read lots of negative comments about its texture - of course the colours are to die for!:

8. Elly, what a little sweetyheart...

9. Mummy and me, on her birthday (Valentine's Day):

10. My grown-up backyard!!! Now it's just regular watering, and waiting for the bushes and fruit-trees to grow!!

Phew!! I'm all out of puff now, must go for a nap....

(thanks to Connor for his tireless modelling...)

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Man I've been slack. Actually I've been very busy, but in terms of blogging........big one coming this weekend, I promise, with pictures - of KNITTING!!!!!

Happy Birthday Mummy - 60 today, looking good!!!
(picture taken Christmas Day 2007)


Monday, February 11, 2008


Sorry for swearing.

Bella died.

I found her on the back verandah, and she was all limp and dirty and had a crusty nose. She died on the way to the vet, who thinks it was most likely a bite - spider or snake, he couldn't say. He was a lovely man, handled her as though she was still alive. It's been just over a week or so, but every now and then I remember with a jolt, as if it just happened (I've been trying on purpose not to think or talk about her, but it's too hard). It's been a long time since I lost a pet, I forgot how much it hurts....

I love you, Fluffy-bum Miaow Bella....

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Oh yeah....think I'll go to bed now....

You are late-sleepy relaxation, the half-awake moment when you realize it's morning, but you don't have to get up, because there's no place you have to be. You are that cozy spot under the covers where everything feels temporarily perfect, even if you know you'll eventually have to wiggle out and start the day. Maybe you're the artistic type, who doesn't function well on a normal schedule. Sleep's important to you, and you like the freedom of sleeping as late as you want (especially since that is closely related to the freedom to stay up as late as you want). You like to roll out of bed, put on some comfy clothes, and get a laid back start to the day. If not everything on your list gets accomplished, no worries. Your only priority is having no priorities – you just want to take things at a slow, mellow pace.



It would appear that I haven't updated for quite a while....

Very little knitting (arm still giving me grief) - am making a bag for Mum (her 60th birthday on Valentine's Day) - it's The Luckiest, from Katey Jackson. Have a look, she's got some lovely stuff (yes, I bought yaaaahhhhn from her as well - I had to, she has really cool shipping boxes...). I'm using a delightful (if I may say so) combination of Noro Kureyon and Lopi - pics nearer to completion.

Yesterday I received a package from California - my Secret Valentine (not secret now - Laura)!!!! I'm going to devote a whole post to it, later today, tomorrow at the latest (apparently I'm a grown-up, and need to start getting ready for work...) - it doesn't deserve a rushed description, and needs photos!

Okay, offski for now, going to face the hoards of adoring students, eager to learn the intricacies of percentages and parallelograms.......