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G'day all!

What a year it has been, both personally and from a world-wide perspective. Highlights include getting married in September and the honeymoon in Western Australia, lowlights include the results of the elections here and in the USA. And this rotten tsunami. It has certainly been a year!

I wish you all a wonderful, fibrey 2005, where all your dreams and none of your nightmares come true :-)

Tomorrow: I unveil my New Year's resolution!

anon! until 2005 - only 5 minutes away by the time I post this!

Merry Christmas all!

Wishing you a most wonderful christmas and a New Year that will bring all good things to you.

I'm away for a few days but will be back before New Year, I think. It is all a bit amorphous as I have left the organisation up to Nathan. I may be home earlier than I expect!

If no pictures work, don't be surprised - the storage site (image host) is down for Christmas.


oh no! No image hosting over Christmas!

G'day all!

Well I am a very bad blogger. I have plenty to say but no time to say it in. By breakfast tomorrow I have to seam up the baby jacket and the pilchers. I have to get a jazzy scarf done by lunchtime. The boobie scarf is finished and wrapped for the MIL. I took pictures, along with pictures of the scarves I am giving various of the women who will be at our Thredbo Christmas party.

I would've gotten everything ready except that we frantically tidied the house tonight and got ready for the rellos to come around, except they didn't. They thought they had cancelled, but I didn't think they had - nathan's cousin called saying she was working and could she do it some other time? I didn't realise that meant her brother and her parents wouldn't come either. As it turned out, her brother had a prang (well he didn't really cos he wasn't driving at the time...) and her mum's car blew up tonight so they had no way to get here. But we only fo…

Runaway train

G'day all!

Can any tell me where this year has gone? I was happily knitting away in winter, then started spinning on a hand spindle in spring and suddenly it is Christmas and I seem to have lost a year!

Just like everyone else it seems I am madly knitting in the leadup to Christmas. So far, I've only got two FOs to show for it - the diagonal scarf and the little black bag of bling that I made for my boss boss as her Kris Kringle.

And a closeup of the dragonfly button I used as a "clasp" and the stitch-work (mostly slip stitch on the coloured work). I dyed the yarns a while ago and have been itching to use them in something.

Tassin wasn't in on Friday. D'oh! I wanted everyone to see the little bag of BLING! I have strange ideas that maybe other people might want one too and might be willing to pay for one. I made Tassin's bag big enough to take a decent size wallet - most of the bags are just little things, big enough for an iPod or a mobile phone. …


G'day all!

It is PANIC time! Yes, only 11 days to Christmas and I have not finished all the Christmas stuff. I don't think Nathan's socks are going to get done - I still have his mum's Boobie scarf to do, along with the Kris Kringle bag (which is waaaay OTT) for my boss boss by Friday and I have to work up some presents for the inlaws. Fun fun fun!

No pics today - gotta do too much!

But here is a link to a, ahem, "craft" that I haven't seen take off yet.....

G'day all!

It's been over a week since my last post. Sooo many things have happened. Topping it off nicely my computer access was dodgy and blogger wouldn't let me in and then I forgot what I wanted to say. Still can't remember but DEAL!

We have some pics on the menu today. I am going to show off the things I have been doing, except for one thing because it is for a friend for Christmas. Maybe I will show it off later. Maybe I won't. I can be a naughty tease sometimes!

Firstly the baby gear - the "soakers" or baby bottoms or golly, what did mum call them? Pilchers!

You'll have to wait to see the jacket - somehow the front is longer than the back, though they were the same length before I steam-blocked them.... Oha nd the pilchers aren ot yet seamed either...

The lovely sleeve knitted of some randomly coloured "baby pastels" cotton that I recently and the Bendi cotton I got way back in July. This is a pattern from 1000 Sweaters. It…

A tale of woe

G'day all!

Oh what a tale of woe!

I am using Nathan's computer whilst he is out. My computer won't boot. Earlier in the week it crashed the browser repeatedly, to the point where I relogged in to my yhaoo! account 5 time in half an hour. So Nathan tried to fix it and now it won't work at all... Woe is me!

Plus my elderly father had a fall and broke his hip and is not in a good way so I am all in a dither. I think I'll have to drive to Geelong (about 1.5 hours away) to see him. I don't want him pegging it without me seeing him. But I won't get there until the end of visiting hours now cos it is peak hour as I write this and it will take an extra hour for the trip. I hate driving in peak hour traffic too, particularly as I have a manual car.

On the good side, our housemate is now our ex-housemate. Hooray! Her behaviour has been causing quite a great deal of stress. Now we have the place to ourselves - it is too big for only two but for the time bei…