Saturday, October 16, 2010

A day of quietness

G'day all!

Today I spoke to noone. Not a single human being. Not with my voice anyway. I talked to the cats, I sang a little (hooray, I am getting some ability to control my voice back after taxotere butchered me), I talked to myself, I talked to the chickens (egads they are STUPID birds - I've been feeding them for three months and only Boldie will come when I shake the bag and scatter grain... and even she won't get within a metre of me)....

I trawled the net. I replied to a couple of emails and visited some new to me blogs...

I sewed a whole bunch of blocks and cut some more for the new quilt. It is going to be grand I tell you! Bright and happy :-) But it is too late to get pics now, it being half an hour before midnight and all. That took all morning. Chain piecing them made me ever so happy - the brightly coloured bunting looked great. But I can't leave them as bunting - I want blocks! Before I can start putting them together I have to trim them to a consistent size. You would think with the careful cutting and piecing they would all be the same but oh no, there's a quarter inch difference between the largest and smallest and that is plenty to make the thing out of whack.

I've started a new knitting project. It is a relatively plain cardigan, except of course I have to do it not at all plain. I have some white, some multi-pink and some pink wool yarn. The solid pink is for cast on edges, the multi-pink is for the moss stitch (seed stitch) bands and stripes and the white is for the main part, striped. I have no idea if I have enough yarn to make this thing work - I sorta doubt it but we will see! I might need a bit more white. Or multi-pink. Or both. I'm already nearly up to the bust shaping. I hope it will be pretty rather than a schmozzle.

I watched a movie version of Mansfield Park tonight. It was ok but it drifted away from the original somewhat. I've seen a different version that stayed true to the original which I think I prefer. I'm saving up Pride and Prejudice, you know *the* one with Colin Firth, for when I'm starting to get desperately lonely. It is most diverting.

Haven't heard much from DH but that is pretty normal. He is on the other side of the world and is 9 hours behind me. It makes it pretty hard to chat.

After yesterday's dreadful weather, today turned out to be very Spring-like. Rain and hail one moment, bright sunshine the next. I managed to get a bit of gardening done and potted an avocado into a larger pot - I have no idea where to plant it so the pot will do for the time being. I am hoping we will start getting nice sunsets again instead of cloudy one, sunset like this one....

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Off to knitting in the bot gardens tomorrow. Hooray! People to talk to!

anon!

4 comments:

  1. What a fab sky! red sky at night and all that - hopefully will be a good day for outdoor knitting.

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  2. Hey Lynne did you have someone to talk to today?,knitting in the gardens,that souinds so wonderful!! Nothing like that here!!
    Beautiful photo of sunset!!! LOve the bright quilts!! I want to do one for my Dad as hes very ill but done know if I can get the kit I want in time and sew it up,I may make some plans!!

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  3. Hey Lynne did you have someone to talk to today?,knitting in the gardens,that souinds so wonderful!! Nothing like that here!!
    Beautiful photo of sunset!!! LOve the bright quilts!! I want to do one for my Dad as hes very ill but done know if I can get the kit I want in time and sew it up,I may make some plans!!

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  4. Stupid thing posted me twice,sorry!!!LOL

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