Well, its been a little while since I last posted. Was running out of energy after working two full days and five nights and a Saturday morning, that is finished now…phew, back to Monday and Wednesday nights at the dance centre and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Organic job. More time to hook, knit, cook and keep the house a bit cleaner.
Today I have yarn shopped, cleaned the bathrooms and kitchen, done
three four loads of washing and cooked Lamb Shanks, with tomatoes, garlic and rosemary. That’s in the oven, Lamb Tagine with pumpkin, potato and spices on top of the stove (it was delicious) and boiling up the lamb bones for stock.
It’s now ME time.
This is the yarn I bought this morning, four balls of each for $40, I was pretty happy with that. The blue/green/purple one is pure wool, the other two are a mix of pure wool and bamboo.
A friend wants a pair of bootie/socks and a beanie for a new born boy, although he isn’t born just yet. I can’t make up my mind to do them in the brown/blue shade or the blue/green, I will prob do both and she can make up her mind.
I crocheted (this word never looks right) this bag to store my wips in as I would leave them all over the couch or coffee table, or in a plastic bag and it just looked so messy. I didn’t use a pattern, made two long sides two short sides and a bottom, sewed them together and folded over the top and threaded some soft seam binding through and ta dah! somewhere to put my bits which pleases my eye.
That’s the bottom…….. the pale green is actually bright lime green, the sun had gone by the time I took this photo.
Oh the wip’s???? Some more coat hanger covers, I decided I would crochet them all first then, that way I will have them all done together.
The latest little dress that I knitted, I made a few changes and I really like how it turned out, unusual colorway tho’, but I do like it. AND look at that blue sky, isn’t it glorious, I had all the doors and windows open today, it was so warm and still is, it was 21deg (69.8) today and for all of next week? Rain and cold again.
I bought myself, well the family, a juicer so that we could have FRESH juice whenever we want it, I am over throwing out cartons of juice. I can’t stand apple juice in bottles/cartons but I love fresh juiced apple juice.
I didn’t have a bottle to store the juice in so I bought this gorgeous one, just love the color…
Thursday night I went out with my cousin to an art exhibition, she had free tickets via a young up and coming artist who has connected with her ( she has her own interior design business). We had a lovely evening wandering, with wine in hand, up and down the aisles of some beautiful artwork, and some not so, but that is a personal preference thing. Chatted and had a laugh with some lovely women. Afterwards we found a pasta/pizza restaurant open so in we went and shared a smoked salmon, bococini and basil pizza, yummmmmmm.
Last night Kaila and I went out for dinner at a friends to celebrate another friends 40th, she (Kaila) has just got up, it is 6pm, she’s was not feeling too flash and I kept noise going all day so I didn’t have to hear her (she was sick, then again, then again etc. ewww) I was never good with hearing THAT sound!!! She is going out again tonight, I asked her if she was going to drink again, haha, I’m such a rotten mother sometimes, she answered with a ‘look’ and a resounding NO. It was great to catch up with some friends that I haven’t seen in a while…..and tomorrow I am off to brunch with a couple of my lovely girlfriends, so a social weekend, but tonight is all mine to sit in front of the tv, watch a couple of my fav shows (Born and Bred and Heartbeat) and start knitting for my friend….bliss.
Was thinking today about blog friends again, it doesn’t matter what age, color, creed or where we live, blogging brings like minded ‘girls’ together, how I love that.