Monday, September 22, 2008


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And this of course is Kat's sweet heart. Young men in suits, yum!


Originally uploaded by Gemma_Anne
The big day (the Heidi's wedding) has finally arrived, and Sydney turned on the perfect spring equinox. Married at midday, on the equinox, interesting omens for that joining. I did not see who stood on who's foot, but knowing both the bride and groom for many years, I'm pretty sure he stood back and let her win (as always, she is The Heidi!)

The lovely young woman in blue is Kat, my daughter.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Getting into the spirit of it all!

talk like a pirate

My pirate name is:

Red Jenny Bonney

Passion is a big part of your life, which makes sense for a pirate. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

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Monday, September 15, 2008


Originally uploaded by Gemma_Anne
This is the Kat doing a twirl while modelling her "goth Lolita" look for The Heidi's hen's night. When it was first proposed it was going to be on the Karoke Bus around the Rocks and the city, but after a few metamoph's it became the goth night at a local "golden arches". Heaven help any parents, because most of the other girls in the group are really gothy, with corsets, loads of black and lace, and could scare kids without any effort.

Can't wait for the other photos.

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Wella's Scarf

Wella's Scarf
Originally uploaded by Gemma_Anne
This the scarf for the SIL Ewelena. When she was visiting one day I wrapped her in my Kid Silk shawl, and she declared it the nicest thing ever. Call me cheap, but no way was I knitting her one of those, but I did get some Studio Mohair (3 balls, 150gms) and worked up a long stole from one of the Paton's books. Its soft, warm and in good colours for a pale Polish Princess.

Happy birthday Wella.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Smile it's Spring in Sydney

I met mum for Father's day. Since fathers are a little short on in our families, we got together and went window shopping at DJ's Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

Great shoes, and dresses I remember from when I was a kid (1970's) and mum and us girls would get about in shifts, full of summery flowers and great colours.

And a perfect fascinator for the Spring carnival.

And then for when I get home, perfect sneekers!

We checked out the place where the really well off shop (DJ's food Hall). Can you imagine buying enough steak for even a small piece each for 6 people???

And Dragon/chicken, that was completely overwhelming.

And to finish, we called into the men's wear store,
and visited the chair (now removed) where my
Grandfather always had a little sit
when he came to the city, before shopping.

And hey, its no fun if you don't fool around .....

c'est finis!

Started 5 July 2008 (for the Tour de France KAL), and finished 5 September (during some other sporting event), knitted on faithfully during the Olympics too!! Its the ultimate sports knitting.

Wollmeise lace weight, approximately 205gms, knitted as specified, no alterations.
All that remains is to block, and I will have something special for a Wedding in two weeks.

Still can't believe its done!


Thursday, September 04, 2008

St George

Try to imagine that picture life sized and really finely detailed, not as if drawn by a kindy kid with the wrong hand. It was a thing of beauty.


100gms merino, 500 meters, in Geisha colourway by Suzanne of Suzanne's house of wool.
spun on an Ashford top whorl spindle and plied on my trusty Traddie. Now, what to make?

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