|Posted by Pamela on 25 January, 2009 at 15:38|
Hope you are all enjoying this weekend.
It is a special one for me this year because I was nominated for Australian of the Year!!! I am still in shock but it must be true because I have a certificate that says so....
We had a lovely Christmas/New Year and now it's hard to believe we are almost at the end of January already!! Where does the time go?
Our new kitchen and wardrobes are proving to be problems! Well not them so much but the cabinet maker we are in for more fights this week about the quality of his work.
The idea was to upgrade the kitchen and bedrooms to add appeal to our house - it's still on the market - and also to make life a little easier especially in the kitchen. We have changed over the large drawers instead of cupboards -- they are just great. No more crawling on the floor to find something that has worked it's way to the back of the bottom shelf of a cupboard!!!
In amongst all the rubble I have been inundated with wool of all descriptions -- balls and balls of it. I will give a lot away to be made up into items for charity, use some for competition prizes and use some myself. One lot was 4 balls of Moda Dea Wild! it is the softest yarn I have ever used. I tried making a Chemo Cap but it is too soft for that so instead of doing the decreasing for the top of the cap I continued on until the piece was 18cm(7") deep, cast of loosely and made it into a neck warmer. It will make up into the warmest of scarves too.
When I think back I have done quite a lot of knitting and crochet since arriving home from holidays - 2 beanies with matching fingerless gloves, 1 childs jumper, a childs poncho with matching hat, 20 gecko pocket pets, 2 beanies, the neck warmer (of course) and I've started knitting up oddments into a dog blanket. Not bad for an oldie
Oh and we went to see the movie AustraliA on Friday -- we loved it!