Sunday, November 29, 2009

"A Gift of Love"

Today I attended the sewing day at my son's Kindy, where other mums and I made little dolls.

Now sewing is not my strongest crafting skill, but I gave it a go. I had to pull my sewing apart and start again because my doll's head was off-centre. I was too busy chatting away and not paying attention to what I was doing (LOL).

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Yabbie, Yabbie, Yabbie - Oi, Oi, Oi"

The weather has been warm again so we've been off to the local water hole for a swim. I love the fact that it's a 15 minute walk from our home. We're so lucky to have this so close to us.

This water hole is right next to the bushwalking track, making it an ideal spot to dangle your toes in the cool water on a hot day. It was a lot shallower last weekend when we went for a bushwalk through here but it has filled up a bit from the rain we had earlier in the week - OK for older kids but a bit tooooo deep for Little Lou.

........ a close up of the waterfall - home to a number of very feisty yabbies!
(Watch your toes!..)
When we got there yesterday, I got talking to a teenage boy who grew up in the area. He was telling us that this water hole used to be so deep that you could dive into it and jump off the rocks into the water. Over the years it has filled up with sand ( a lot of the rock around here is sandstone).

This spot is just right for little people - not too deep. Katie and her brothers are trying to catch yabbies and little fish.

Katie caught 2 yabbies and a fish (which ended up being the yabbie's dinner). She got a first hand lesson about the food chain. Katie felt bad about the fish being eaten. Next time she said she will bring 2 buckets - one for fish, and one for yabbies.
Katie did a sand sculpture of the yabbie and let her yabbie friend go with a full tummy.

Some locals that share the waterhole with us .......

Crimson Rosella
I feel like a bit of a goose. Last night I was editing my blog roll and talking to my 5 year old son at the same time. I clicked on the wrong button and managed to delete my blog roll! Now I'm brain storming, trying to remember who was on my blog roll. So please don't be offended if you've been on my Blog roll and find you are no longer there. It is slowly being reinstated (LOL).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This was a knitting blog once!

As I started this blog as a knitting blog, I suppose I had better post some knitting!......:) LOL

There has been a bit of cool weather in the Mountain's for the last few days, which is nice after those hot days we had. There's been a bit of rain and fog as well.

It's been nice weather for knitting so I finally finished this Edgar scarf (a free pattern off Ravelry). It's for a friend as a thank you/Christmas present from Lou and I as she will no longer be running play group next year. We're going to miss her. I hope she likes it - she is always admiring my Edgar scarf when I've been wearing it at playgroup this winter and she kept asking me for the pattern, which I kept forgetting to bring for her. I knitted the scarf with Katia Scotch Tweed - it's a silk-cotton mix. It's been sitting in my stash for a while now, waiting to be knitted up into something. It's green with blue flecks in the yarn, which doesn't show up in the pictures.

I saw this scarf knitted up on Stacy's Blog "The Barnacle is my Totem" a while ago. I loved the way it looked so I followed the link to the Purl Bee - Summer Shimmer scarf.

I knitted it up with Noro Silk garden. I lost the tag in the move so if any one out there recognises this colour or the number on the Noro tag, I would love to know what it is. :)

Usually I take a pic of the ball of wool to post up but this time I didn't. The yarn looked quite pretty as a ball but as I was knitting up the scarf, I wasn't too fussed with the way the colours were coming out. It might be a bad match of wool to this pattern - this pattern might be better with a single colour yarn, not striping yarn. So off to the frog pond it goes...:(

Monday, November 16, 2009