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Sorry you have to look at this for a whole month but it is worthwhile to have it here.
Not your average knitter a Metalhead and a Ag show entrant
Today was a buy but waiting game for Chrisco to arrive. I set myself up with my teapot and Royal Doulton to enjoy a good cuppa from my Swan Brand "The Carlton" teapot and have a knit. I sat back and got a few rows worked and kept checking I hadn't missed them arriving. I was just emptying the teapot on to my rhubarb and they arrived. All 17 boxes were a bit chaotic and to take a picture of the new shopping centre that opened on the coffee table was awkward I was penned in with boxes to unload. A few hours later all was done. I must say it is hard work too.
I even pulled out a teacup to grab a picture of. Apparently this is a rare set no one can answer me about it and its value. As you can see it has a nice waratah on the front of the cup and then inside is a surprise.
A kookaburra. It is simply stamped in gold Made In China and even the plates and bowls ect have the waratah and kookaburra on each too. I have asked several antique specialists but not one knows of this and are trying to tell me there is nothing like it. So I put it here have you got a set or seen one like it too. It was my grandmothers and has been used for many a Christmas and big dinner gathering for years.
I even had the chance to get my copy of Pretty as a Peacock from Donni and well I am not sure when I will organise myself to knit it but I will try one day. I love The fact that not only have I followed the original via the blog but, that Ailsa has been the test knitter and it is hers in the photograph. I just have to figure the yarn for it.
Car crochet which I spent mor time trying to figure what happens in the pattern. Its the triangluar shawl from Yarn worked in lace weight I got from my PRGE pal. It will slowly grow further as we go take more pictures.
I have even been knitting part of a doll dress for my sister. We got the job as there is Fair Isle on it and well so far this is the 1st part one of the sleeves. Now I have the daunting task of casting on 319 sts for the baby jacket in alpaca 2 ply. Not an easy job as it really does you in after a bit.
So go and have a great weekend I know Ill be knitting most of it.
Last report I had was that over $92,000 was raised and there was still more to be tallied. A great effort and the kids had fun and kept to Camp Quality's motto "where laughter is the best medicine".
I met a new little friend who was happy to let me near this morning but not too near about 10 inch away was fine and he posed for his picture too. Tomorrow is Convoy for Kids with over 400 trucks and motorbikes in convoy for Camp Quality a charity for children with cancer. They will go right by near my place and again I will go and take pictures of them as they go past. But, tonight, I wind balls infront of the tele and get them ready for their intended projects.
For most on shift at our centre yesterday it didnt allow them to stop and see the race we work through unless your on a break or had taken unpaid time you didn't see it. I was lucky to see it for the 1st time in 7 years and well it was a nail biter.
As for the knitting well the scarf is going well and the next tea cosy is starting to come to life in my knitting bag it lives in. No clues yet still a good month before I do that. I must start some other things and wind some skeins into balls. Oh the Fun.
Using the cotton that Christine gave me in the PRGE parcel I started and went very well on a crochet hat for Tuesdays Melbourne Cup day at work. I will try to decorate it before then as well but the brim is still growing and I used the basics from a previous Yarn issue and went along to figure what I am doing. So far it is ok and well we will see come Tuesday what it is like.
I have been working well on my ISE5 scarf and hope to have it finished and in the post really soon and work on my own in Possum wool. It is such an easy pattern and so addictive. I can tick a show item category off at Dapto for that one.