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Not your average knitter a Metalhead and a Ag show entrant

Friday, April 25, 2008

93rd ANZAC DAY 2008



Another early rise and another year where I get all dressed up in the so dubbed smurf suit and play for a Dawn service and then a march and service. I managed to do about 10 steps of the march at the end this year. So I give you my Uniform as part of ANZAC duties and the Uniform for winter as normal. The small medal on my left side is my Generals Guard Award which is similar to a Queens Scout. For now its off to have dinner with friends.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

PRGE Contest last round

Ok now Carly has given me a S start so I end it off with

Soldiers Under Command - Stryper

I finalise it that way as my thoughts turn to ANZAC Day on Friday when we pause and think of those who have served or are currently serving in conflicts or on peace keeping missions.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Its a tad moist here

Its a tad moist damp and windy but rather cool and great for the knitting.


Even Boss checks the outside temps before thinking of going for an adventure.


Last week I started and completed the tea cosy in no time at all and finally thismorning had decent light to take a photo on one of my 6 cup tea pots.


I had a little bit of a drama last week and had to box up the yarn I had been holding to work with for a shop and her other request was to make a baby jacket as a final piece in pink. So I am on the second front and will try to get this done very soon to post off. I hope that some yarn is in transit to me as well to start up some new baby wear for the shops new owner.



I am also on the sock making a little and working on a 1942 soldiers sock pattern that is a spiral pattern and the start of my slow workings on old war patterns. I was lucky to be gifted the yarn in a previous exchange.

So I have plenty to tinker with and Pretty as a Peacock has slightly grown and hopefully will grow more tomorrow afternoon when I normally allocate a bit of quiet time to work on it. I still have about half of the 2nd Endpaper to make so they can be worn to keep me warm now the temp is dropping. Perfect weather to knit baby shawls when the yarn arrives to work on them.

PRGE Contest

Ok Kelly threw back to me and now I have a great choice of

Straight Thru the Heart - Dio

Got to love classic 80's metal. Over to you Kelly for your last go.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Prge contest line 2

From my spoiler Carly I get to start with a Y so heres a ballad but a ballad with a slightly different spin on a relationship but still meaningful

You're all I need - Motley Crue

Now rules say I pass this back for another go for Carly.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

PRGE contest

Yet again we have a paired contest for the PRGE folk. This one we take the song title and start the tag from the last letter of the song and try to keep the same theme. So for my pal Kelly I am throwing out Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row. Gee this song brings back memories from school discos and all of my friends singing with the big yell of Skid Row in the song. Hope this gets more fun.

Can I play with Madness

Opps nearly forgot Saturday sky so here is not long before its was fading into night.


Endpapers one down one to go. Maybe tomorrow Ill work on them its too hard to take them to a knitting group. Other UFOS that linger came out though.


Completed bar the sewing up another pair of bedsocks for Berrima Womens Prision. The other pair that needs finishing will be on tomorrows list, technically today but still after a sleep everything is tomorrow.



For the Shellharbour Knit n Knatters project for the Festival in the Forest I have been working on a crochet tea cosy and well it will be done really soon as it is so quick. I also have a scarf to start for them as well. Not my yarn selection the Council is supplying the yarn so it is cheap acrylic. I have a wish list now of baby yarn and yarn for liquorice alsorts as well to make next.

Peacock maybe after a few little tasks are done.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Fair Isle-ing away....

Ok a day late as I went to visit a friend last night to check in for my not to overdo things check. This weeks Saturday Sky is taken by my nephew who is all of 8 and was bored while watching nephew 1 play in the Wollongong Uni Bulls U/18's game against Port Kembla. I gave him the camera and quick lesson on how to play with it and I got a whole 1 photo he took. NOt too bad for a kid but kept him amused for a good half an hour or more. Yes the Bulls won 22 - 16 and thanks to nephew 1 scoring the final try.


Boss jumped up for a profile shot while I was trying to get some knitting done. MInd you he tends to think he can be a lap dog and you still can work.


I finally got started on the Pretty as A Peacock shawl and found I love it as I can picture exactly where on a real peacock I would be knitting.


A closer view and a more accurate shade heres hoping I get tochart C by the weekend.


Endpaper mitts got started today and I can see a few techniques I have to learn with the pattern. so far I have actually got thru the 3 pattern repeats and survived the Cast on which was a tad different to me and the Fair Isle which is an area I normally failed in. More to learn towards the end as well but a fiarly quick knit.

I finished Spey Valley socks and well most of the second sock was while I waited for my Doctor. It was time for the Fluvax and that means a trip to get the script then a trip to get the shot. My doctor turns up when he is ready so often you are awaiting him arriving and then you just have to wait your turn. I always pack some knitting as no appointments and no secretary just a waiting room and the doctors room plus his store type area. It is hard to get a doctor that is like this and main thing is he Bulk Bills. Not to bad just good knitting time each visit which is not too often thank goodness. So atleast I had time to play with newer projects after that.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

If crosses come, if it should cost me dearly

Ive gone mad I have been going round in circles with socks. I have made a few lately, the ones above are the Spey Valley ones in Tofutsies and I am going great guns on the second sock.


I have my spiral ones done and have been worn. I will be wearing a pair tomorrow to work as well as it is supposed to plummet the temp on me and Ill be neading the warmth of the feet at work.
Our area even had the World Youth Day Cross, Icon and message stick here this week and on Tuesday nephew 1 and 2 were there particitpating in it journey and welcoming to the area. Above Is Nephew 1 at 17 hes also the football player and owns the goatee bearing a flag. Below in the red and white cap is Nephew 2 who is the Lawn Bowler and is 15. I left my camera with Mum for the day for these pics.

I thought I would add someting that was running thru my mind as I thought about this and well It is a Salvation Army song normally sung by the Songsters and is where the post title comes from. General John Gowans (retired) penned many nice lyrics and his friend General John Larrson ( retired ) penned the music. SO go forth and have a good week.

If crosses come, if it should cost me dearly,

To be the servant of my Servant Lord,

If darkness falls around the path of duty,

And men despise the Saviour I've adored.

I'll not turn back, whatever it may cost

I'm called to live, to love and save the cost

I'll not turn back, whatever it may cost,

I'm called to live, to love and save the lost

If doors should close, then other doors will open,

The word of God can never be contained,

His love cannot be finally frustrated,

By narrow minds or Prison bars restrained

I'll not turn back, whatever it may cost

I'm called to live, to love and save the cost

I'll not turn back, whatever it may cost,

I'm called to live, to love and save the lost

If Tears should fall, If i am called to suffer,

If all i love men should deface, defame,

I'll not deny the One that i have followed,

Nor be ashamed to bear my Master's name

I'll not turn back, whatever it may cost

I'm called to live, to love and save the cost

I'll not turn back, whatever it may cost,

I'm called to live, to love and save the lost

- John Gowans