Thursday, January 07, 2010

Hello, World!

What happened to the last six months? I think Facebook and Twitter took up all my bandwidth and I've been neglecting my blog, but the time has come to make a new start.

As you see, summer has arrived in the Southern Highlands, and DH is back into his walking routine. However, given the number and perversity of the blowflies (and ordinary flies) around here, this is his new "look" when walking...quite a fashion statement, no? I told him he looks like he's the bride at a Goth veil and all! So what have I been knitting, you wonder? (Well, given my long silence, you may have long since given up wondering, and who could blame you?!) Here are Eli's Footlets. These were part of a Schoolhouse Press Knit-along, so I decided to use up bits and pieces of yarn I had around. These should be cozy when winter rolls around again.
And here is a progress shot of my Cookie A. socks, Clandestine, using Slackford Studio's wondrous Stalwart Sock yarn in the colorway True Blood. These socks are actually finished now, but I haven't got a good shot of the socks modeled yet. Can't recommend the pattern and the yarn highly enough...just gorgeous.

And finally, thanks to friends in Sydney who invited us to stay at their apartment on New Year's Eve. I got this shot of the red smoke and fire falling from the Sydney Harbour Bridge at the 9PM fireworks display for kids. This little girl really enjoyed the show.

In other news, I'm back into quilting mode and have made a good start on Hugo's Wheels...paper-pieced cars, busses, trucks, etc. Pics soon, I hope.
Hope you and yours had a great Holiday season, and that 2010 will be a better year for us all!


QuiltingFitzy said...

Glad to see you baaaaack!

Christine Thresh said...

What a nice surprise to see you back again.
Have a good summer.

Julian Davis said...

We are happy to see you back again.. Have a great weekend!!
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