Sunday, June 29, 2008

Not so incey wincey, but deadly, spider!

Look what I found stuck in a Daddy-Long-Leg's web the other day! I wasn't sure what it was, so I put on the gardening gloves and popped the spider into an empty Vegemite jar - I thought it was dead.

I looked at my spider chart but I couldn't work out what it was. After some research on the net, I soon found out to my horror that my new little house guest was in fact a Blue Mountains Funnel Web Spider - one of the most deadest spiders in the world, apparently. Lucky me....

We had just had a few days of rain. It must have been washed out of its hole or rock and gone walkabout looking for some lady spiders, and got itself stuck in another spider's web. What had me puzzled to what sort of spider it was, was the fact that it was a lot smaller than what I thought a Funnel Web would be. This male is only 18mm long - the Sydney Funnel Web spiders are a lot bigger, and I only ever see them in museums.

This little beastie was found only about 5 metres away in the backyard where my 4 year old son plays.

Here are some useful links to information about Australian spiders - definitely not for arachniphobics!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Finished It!....

Finally finished Warrick - I know it is an easy pattern, but it did my head in...

I would be knitting, everything going fine, then I buggered it up and had to unpick a few rows. I had to put it way for a few weeks then come back to finish it. I am really happy with the scarf and I love the bright colours but I don't think I will be ready for lace knitting for while yet.

Monday, June 16, 2008

"Boo Boo"

Little Loopity Lou said "Boo Boo" for the first time today before he attached him self for a feed.

It was so cute.....

I have been breast feeding for over a year now (nearly 13 months) - I'm so proud of my self!

I didn't last nearly this long with my other 2 children. I feel that I have achieved something really amazing - a healthy 11.4kg boy.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Finally Finished

Finally finished my belated mothers day present....

For some reason, this scarf took me forever to finish. Mum loved it!

It is made from Noro Silk Garden Co 47 T. I like the colours - the mixture of browns and greys remind me of a tabby cat.

Now I have to move on to a bigger project - a cardigan or Jumper maybe?.........

I seem to be only able to knit scarfs at the moment (I would like to try and knit some socks). It's weird - there is a bit of fear of starting a big project. I've never knitted a cardigan or jumper before. I'll just have to take a deep breath, jump in and knit.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Flow Forms

I love Flow Forms.

Children have a great time climbing and playing all over them.

I am drawn to watching and listening the water flow through the levels, down to the bottom.

These photos where taken outside the Kindy room at the local Steiner school's Open Day...