Sunday, October 31, 2010


Originally uploaded by fabola
rally to restore sanity/fear!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


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Hello little lambs, what on earth are you doing in the wilds of Bankstown? Lunch for some lucky ethnic family I'm sure. (As was your cousin a couple of years ago).

Live long and prosper.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Originally uploaded by Gemma_Anne
Sunday, Elizabeth said, "let's go to Wollongong". I drove, we had hamburgers at Coaldale and sat at Austinmer beach and ate them. Then since we parked at the northern end of the beach, we walked around the sand to the rocks, each finding a spot where we could do what we wanted. For me it was taking heaps of photos, Liz also did the photo thing. Catherine has a speech to give tomorrow and was working on it.

The spectacular colours at the front of the photo are from the minerals in the rocks highlighted by the standing water between waves, and the green is the weed, quite fluorescent in colour. The sky was a perfect blue, and what you can't see is the wind, which added extra colour with blowing in hundreds of tiny and not so tiny blue bottles.

Sunday, October 03, 2010


We won! There's really not much more to add.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

we won

So today (after 20 years) Collingwood won the flag!!! And by a very impressive margin. I spent the game knitting and got through 10 rows of pattern, 588 sts each row. It was tricky as there were cats wanting to climb on the shawl, and a dog that let himself through the back door when i was not looking.

Before the game we headed down to Bankstown Centro, and co-incidentially we saw Ahn Do, who was there signing copies of his new book.


Friday, October 01, 2010

The buildup

On the weekend I have huge plans. Knitting, eating, partying, some DVD watching probably, footy games (2) go St George, Go Collingwood, Visitng mum, and then more knitting/partying on Monday. I will be looking forward to going back to work for a rest I think.

In knitting news I have finished part IV of the Shetland Pi Shawl KAL. Only one more part to go, 16 rows and then the bind off. To make the shawl loose enough for the spectactular points to show well, the second last row involves doubling the number of stitches, then finishing with a suspended bind off. Such fun.

The Noro Silk Garden Sock makes a lovely show of colours and is endlessly entertaining. Should be finished on the weekend and will follow up with photos next week.

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