Good things

G'day all!

Good things have been happening in the last day.

I found the missing pin that I dropped the other day. Why yes, it was stuck in my foot but at least I know it won't bite me some time in the future!

I found my lost Lenore! She has been missing for many many months. I even knitted another unpair of Lenores, the first time I've ever knitted the same sock pattern again. I was digging through one of my bags and voila! There it was! Just to show you that I do have two Lenores in their original colourway, I give you:
(the newly returned one is in the lingerie bag waiting to be washed)

Just to prove it,
and see? Two! Two blurry socks! It is a bit hard to see that one is shorter than the other but it is.

More good things:

* I am almost completely packed and ready to go to Black Sheep.

* I can walk (with the ankle brace for back up - I took it off to shower and it was scared the whole time. It has a pretty bruise and swelling under the ankle bone). I won't take the spinning wheel cos I am still a little challenged with pressing my foot on stuff (like the brake pedal as I found out earlier. No I didn't crash. It just hurt, but it didn't mind pressing the go-go gadget).

(Something that is amazing me is that I am not enjoying driving the car around town. It is DULL DULL DULL! There's other cars that do dumb things. There are traffic lights all over the place. Where there are not traffic lights there are multi-way stops (America learn about roundabouts please!). I can't knit. I often can't drive either cos the lights are red or some d!ckhead is doing something really dumb in front of me and I just have to sit and wait. No wonder I am taking the bus places cos then the driver has to deal with the traffic, not me. I just sit and knit away!)

* A small lizard came to visit our patio



Isn't he a cutie! Look at those long toes! He's lost and regrown his tail at some point - it doesn't match his body. The only way he could be better is if he was the gopher snake I saw last week. It is almost certainly a Western Fence Lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis, aka Blue Belly. Alas I didn't see if it is blue underneath as it is a very fast runner and I most certainly am not, especially at the moment... These are the little lizards I've seen in lots of places. They do push ups as a territorial display - really quite funny when this lizard that is no longer than your hand shows off how tough it is with a few push ups - go away you big thing! See how tough I am! Grr!

Before I go away for a looong weekend, I decided to join in

I got it from Bellsknits.The rules: It's really simple. I love how every photo tells a story. Some short stories, some long tales. I want to know what is your favourite photo of yourself. Everyone has one. The photo they look at and smile. It reminds them of something, some time, some place. A moment in time. So share the photo, share the story and then tag three other people. I want to see photos and stories all around the blogosphere.

So here is my favourite photo of me:

As usual it has us in it. We are standing not on top of one of the Rockies but on a high plain somewhere off the Trail Ridge Road, which runs across a ridge in the Colorado Rockies. It is a grand drive and one that I never blogged, not that we did it all! It is also a scary drive cos storms can drive in really quickly and pound the crap out of your (rental) car even when you try to hide it behind a toilet block to avoid the golf ball hailstones. Anyway, the pic reminds me of a happy time, we were high in the mountains (11,000 feet or more) and everything was hunky dorey. Magnificent scenery abounded. I have very fond memories of the Rockies and Colorado (hailstorms not necessarily included but they did make it special!). I wish we lived in such a scenic spot now but where we are has distinct advantages even if it isn't particularly pretty.

If you want to be tagged, consider yourself tagged! And remember to haveagoodweekend!



  1. Have a great weekend. Sorry to hear about your foot but I am looking forward to hearing about Black Sheep :)

  2. That is a great photo of you and Nathan. I hate having my picture taken, but you both look so happy!!
    I found a sewing needle this morning buried in the doona. The doona I had been sleeping under all night. How lucky am I not to have stabbed myself or anyone else last night???


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