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Not your average knitter a Metalhead and a Ag show entrant

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Tagged from the darkside

Well the darker side of things seems to be helping this old metal head. I have been tagged by the wonderful Suzi. I could not give this chance away to let more of me be known.

Seven Things To Do Before I Die:
1. See my name in the Generals Guard book in London
2.Meet my pen friend in England
3. Own a Harley Davidson ( I wont be riding just enjoying it)
4. Go on a storm chase for fun
5. Get a nice ribbon in the Royal Easter show dont care what for
6. See a Kiss concert and sing along to Peter Criss singing Beth
7. Find a nice metal head to settle down with

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
1. Swim properly
2. Handle a pushbike with out kissing the ground
3. Make my nanna's butterscotch like she did
4. Make the nice homemade brawn my nanna did
5. Finish knitting projects without a few all nighters
6. Wear dresses and skirts
7. Walk in shoes with a heel without causing my MS to becomebad

Seven Things That Attract Me To My Man: I dont have a present one so heres the mould
1 . Can make a good pot of Tea
2. Likes Heavy Metal
3. Wont complain about my driving
4. Lets me get on with my knitting
5. Can handle being patient around the shows
6. Looks after my wool habit
7. Have Lindt choc at the ready for me

Seven Books I Love:
1. Knitting Patterns
2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen Mccullough
3. Two Fat ladies Cookbooks
4. Knit one kill 2
5. Died in the wool
6. At knits End by Stephanie Pearl Mcphee
7. Needled to death
Seven Things I Say:
1. Dont be late
2. Boy!.
3. You Little horror
4. Dont get old like me
5. Did I not warn you about that
6. Where is ............? (This is normally looking for one of my lot at work)
7. Youngins

Seven Movies I've Loved :
1. Memphis Belle
2. The Tuskegee Airmen
3. Detriot Rock City
4. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
5. The Thorn Birds
6. Edward Scissorhandss
7. The Shiralee

Seven lovely ladies I'm gonna tag:

Alright I am going to offer this oppotunity to the following and leave it up to them to decide if they want to take it up.

Donna (there is no knitting with this )

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ANZAC DAY Lest We Forget

I had the opportunity again with the Shellharbour Salvation Army Band to again be on duty for services at Shellharbour and then at Kiama for both march and service. It was a cold morning and a later start than most. We had a scheduled y over supplied by the HARS group of 4 planes which I know the final one was the tiger moth.

I currently play 2nd cornet with the band and it is ok to sit and play or to march and not play but put march and play while going down the Main street of Kiama with the cobbles it is a bit different. You are already trying to march and play with music on a lyre infront of you attached to the instrument that will wobble a bit while you walk. Then there are the lovely cobbles on the crossings and the roundabouts. So we are trying as hard as possible not to move your instrument as you march so you can play and read the music. It takes a bit of rigid muscle to do that and with me I dont have the steady step most do so it is a rather sore event and I am now yet again paying the price for it. I know it is once a year but those who know me know I really shouldnt do this too often so it was a swan song. I amd to be held to the fact I shall not march next year.
I returned after 12 and needed just a bit of rest before watching docos and puting together the rest of a knee rug for the knitters guild and maybe get back to the branching out scarf I have started.

But now I should really go back to the knitting while I have a rare excused night off and Public Holiday off so I get single time instead of double for working. Considering my duties and the timeframes I was to work around it was best to not work and it does allow for more knitting time. Never know what a night off work can produce.

Monday, April 24, 2006

What weekend flew by

I have had a very little to nearly none of a weekend of knitting. I spent most of it doing other wonderful things.

Saturday I needed to pick up show entries from the Royal Easter Show and then after that I took the leisurely Route home before watching some World Cup Bowls at Warilla. It was a nice day and very relaxing to do this but I havent managed the Manual Car and knitting at once yet.

Sunday we got up and went as normal to Church played in the band then had a short time before I was due to play for ANZAC sunday at Dapto where a scheduled 1445 fly over occurred at 1510 so the plane was late. It was so late that we had finished packed up and still had 3 mins before the flyover. I believe it may have beena lockheed neptune that flew over fast and low.

So it is back to work but only for today as tomorrow there are more ANZAC duties this time a 0715 at Shellharbour City Memorial and then a 1015 march down the main street of Kiama. I was not going to do the march but as I am lucky to get the day off I will. Hopefully tomorrows flyover for I think 0815 will happen on time and not late like the Dapto one.

Well I guess I will have to have an early night for the early start and again no knitting gets done.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

The things we do

It is funny how we search for our heritage in knitting. I have a grandfather who came from Estonia in 1938 fllowing his brother. I never thought of what knitting was like there but have now found that some of the most wonderfull lace knitting is established there and knitting plays a very important part of the culture. I knew that music and dance was a big thing but never hear of "nupps" a bobble like stitch that really makes the lily of the valley unique . I started a quest to find any estonian patterns possible. I will even try to put myself thru the 2 hour train trip to go to the Estonian club for the craft group on Saturday when I have a free one that is not booked by knitting invloved things. I could probably start knitting the fibertrends Estonian lace garden scarf before I even get there. I am awaiting to do this in soysilk infinity. It is sitting there saying knit me. But the orders are far to high to wander off the path.

well despite the fact I am swamped in wool and it is taking over my bed it seems it doesnt grow any smaller. I really have to knuckle down spend less time online and more time knitting. But I can see soon ill spend less time online and more knitting as my main contact that i go online to talk to will not be able to spend our nights online for a little while. But it depends on the cards that life deals to you as a hand.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

i seem to be learning

Well here is a pic from the wonderful camp i had with the NSW Knitters Guild last October. I am no way a morning person but being up at some odd morning hour before 8am and actually facing breakfast is not me. I dont do cereal it is better to eat the cardboard but do love the hot cooked breakfast of all the normal english breakfast. But dont approach before my cup of tea it could be nasty.

Monday, April 17, 2006

be nice to the happy customers

Well what a day a lovely public holiday and I had to work. I could have been finshing the orders that are nearly done and getting stuck into the ones that are started and even sort the wool for the cinderella topsy turvey doll. No i had to sit for 9 hrs and play nice directory operater to a bunch of callers which some I guess dont deserve to be treated nice.

But at the other end of the scale things do work out ok I did finish knitting the bootees and even sewed them up whilst taking the calls and now just have a beanie to knit and then crochet bootees and a beanie to go so i guess by sunday ill be finished with those . I will just leave 2 baby sets and baby blankets to be done and the scarves for Country Indulgence Naturally alpaca to be made. NOt bad considering i work 40 hrs a week on directory and still manage to churn out the orders.

metal and knit

Sunday, April 16, 2006

WEll this may be a rather boring rare pics blog but there will as much detail as possible. It is a challenge to even get this going and hopefully my world will unfold.