For me?

G'day all!

Hooray! We have a place to live! We are moving to Campbell. We have a two bed one bath place with a nice patio for growing plants and a bit of open space between us and the freeway over the noise barrier. Little whitter birds twitter around the area. So far we have seen birds that are almost the spit of willie wagtails and grey fantails. They even make very similar whitterings. We are there from tomorrow onwards for six months. Why six months? To make sure we like the place and the area. being locked in for 12 months would be Bad, mkay?, if we don't like it there or I eventually get a job 20 miles away. (Moving is a huge hassle too)

Boo hiss - we are about to lose our net connection cos we are moving to a place where we don't have net set up (yet). Of course this means that my online access won't be that much worse than at present as DH and I are sharing this laptop = I don't get much online stuff in the evenings, and my days recently have been very busy indeed, what with trying to find a place and trawling up and down from one end of town to the other by PT. I walked for three hours one afternoon last week IN THE RAIN trying to find a place. And I lost a favourite hat. Considering how cold it has been here (ok, lots of rain and 10C, like eat your hearts out Canadians!), I need all the hats I have! :-{

In other Very Important News, I have received my first ever award! I don't think I ever received one before. I've been blogging for over three years, so I am very excited :-D

Not An Artist nominated me for

Gosh, I feel like an Oscar winner except I don't have a frock and a nice pair of heels to wear at present. Thank you, Not An Artist!

"Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times." I'm not sure that I will find 10 who have not been given the award yet (Catena Expressions and Sknitty are two who already have them that I would nominate).

  1. 2paw for her general attitude and Aussieness
  2. Cathy for having FIVE sons!
  3. She knits by the seashore for the bikeriding and support for Crohn's sufferers
  4. Smatterings for making beautiful things and sharing such beautiful pics
  5. Artis-Anne for more never say die attitude
  6. Mrspao for learning to speak out :-)

Not quite 10 but hey it is a good start!

In other news, I have some pics of socks. Given that my internet access will be very limited for the next while (I can use the business centre computers = blogging and email but no downloading pics) I am going to show pics slowly!

Here's Nathan's Christmas socks, on my feet:

They aren't baggy on his feet - my feet are shorter and thinner than his, as one might expect!

Yarn: Opal in a tigery colourway (ballband is long since gone in a rubbish bin in Canada somewhere)
Pattern: Coriolis from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Sizing: 72 stitches

(Do you like the glow in the dark legs with Extra Moles?)

DH has tried on only one sock so far - the first one I made had a little whoopsie and is quite tight over the instep, not uncomfortably tight, just not easy to get on. The second one should have a little more room since I remembered to follow the heel instructions :-D

I should see if my FiL can send pictures of his Christmas socks. I have another two and a half pairs of socks to show off yet. And all the pics from SF! Still haven't blogged that trip. That will be on Victorian, on the move. I am hoping to finish another pair of socks before the end of the month - am on the cuff of one sock, that means maybe two nights of knitting.



  1. You have a home-base...hooray, Lynne! Hope Campbell fits the bill for awhile, at least.

    We leave for Oz on Saturday, and I'm having very mixed feelings. We've had SO much fun visiting friends and family, and frequenting my LYS's, that I'm reluctant to leave. But the remodel in Exeter is proceeding apace, and we're dying of curiosity!

    I'll keep my eye on your blog to see how you're settling in...Good Luck!

  2. You make my day!An Award,come and have a look! LOL ha ha he,couldnt help it!!!! You rock!!
    PS I got out the Stash on Monday and found that Lornas laces I begged off you before you left Aussie,its so soft,on the list next as soon as I find a great pattern that says KNIT MEEEEEE

  3. Thanks Lynne! Like those tiger socks. I used the same yarn, different color for myself years ago. It was part of the crocodile series.

  4. Congratulations on your new place! No grass grows under your feet, that's for sure!

  5. Thank you for the mention!! So glad you've found a place to settle, at least for a while!

  6. Thank you for the lovely award!! I definitely have 'attitude'!!! Good news on the housing front!! I hope your move goes well and you find your hat!!!


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