Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yet another cardigan

Currently on the needles is the Afterthought Darts Cardigan from the Fall 2008 edition of Interweave Knits. I am knitting it using some lovely kid mohair mix yarn purchased from Spotlight. It should make for a wonderfully warm cardigan on cool mornings and evenings in the Summer ahead.

Indoor Holiday Fun

With only a few days to go before the beginning of Term 4, the kids are enjoying building an airport in the spare room upstairs.


No 1 Carlton Football Club supporter

Australian Rules Football is just another religion here in Melbourne and we start our children early. My eldest son doesn't enjoy it nearly as much as he does soccer, but as parents we try to provide opportunities for our kids to participate in team sports to develop their social skills. Here is A on his last day - happily participating prior to receiving his trophy.

Diminishing Rib Cardigan

It is a gorgeous pattern that I thoroughly enjoyed working on with circulars. I will be wearing this cardigan all Summer - for those of you who may not know Melbourne's weather pattern, Vivaldi's Four Seasons often plays on a daily basis. A little bit cryptic but I hope you get the message that warm days are usually followed by cool to cold on a regular basis.
Here are the pictures you have all been waiting for...

Still here

Can't believe it, Term 4 is only days away and I have not blogged since July.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


We visited the beautiful Snowy Mountains - Mount Kosciuszko and
New South Wales government site for some fun in the snow.

We certainly got snow and the skiiers were overjoyed. I, however, spent one day nursing one child to good health, only to have the other child fall ill the next day.

No skiing for me, instead I spent my days knitting the Swallowtail shawl from an old Interweave Knits magazine (scroll through the pictures to view). I have made lots of mistakes but I am determined to learn how to knit lace. Anyway when it is finished and scrunced up inside my jacket or coat, nobody will be able to see the errors I've made. I will make another one using different wool and it will be magnificent.

Finally after two days and nights of snow and wind and rain we have this.

While driving along the Alpine Way down the mountain to Khancoban we had this. The snow is piled high on the branches of the trees.

Driving ever so slowly using chains and followed by the park ranger - what a nice guy! It was nice to be able to thank him - he probably doesn't get enough thanks!
Oh, we even saw a horse in the snow. How cool was that... now I want to watch The Man from Snowy River again.

How nice to see those beautiful green hills after all that snow.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

On the needles

Currently knitting Diminishing Rib Cardigan (Interweave Knits - Spring 2009). Take a look here.