Anonymous posted a question about the white scarf in the last post, and I couldn't answer because she is set up for noreply on blogger, so I thought I'd post the link to the pattern here.
The directions are very clear, it's an easy piece to knit, and if you scroll down there are some great photos of how to wear the scarf. In fact, if you haven't visited knitty.com, I recommend it...lots of great patterns with good photos, too.
In other news, it's off to the quilt shop today to pick up my "wadding" (thanks, Lily, for the correct name to ask for in Australia!) and the calico to use for the backing of the pink, blue and cream quilt. Funny, after I got my wonderful new Bernina with BSR, the first quilt I'm doing on it will be this remake of the antique quilt, which just has straight line quilting...no need for the fancy BSR for this quilt! That's probably good, since I haven't done much practicing with it yet. Next quilt, for sure.
Had fun this weekend visiting the Robertson Show, a kind of small county fair with lots of animal exhibitions and riding events, etc. Robertson is a gorgeous country area a few miles from where we live. In fact, if you ever saw the adorable movie, Babe, about the little pig, it was filmed in the Robertson area. We were there to see the alpaca breeders and learn a little about those beautiful animals. Once we send our six steers off to market, we're thinking of replacing them with alpacas. I got to hold one alpaca on his lead for a half hour, while his owner was showing another in the showring. What fun! They are lovely animals, and after their yearly shearing the fleece can be sold and spun into yarn, fabric, quilt batting, etc. Hmmm, a fun hobby for DH and me?