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Not your average knitter a Metalhead and a Ag show entrant

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Award Night and Pretty as a peacock debut

Each year my workplace has a formal night where we fin out the top performers and it has a theme each year. This year was Arabian Nights and the managers have been having all these extra meetings where they were learning a dance to preform for us. We also had Tribal Belly dancers perform as the main entertainment. Its not a night I normally attend but this was an exception for a change. I have finally finished the Pretty as a Peacock shawl after 3 years and it needed a night out as well.


So add a Black formal dress and a great friend in a Kilt and there is a good showing. Before anyone asks I did not check to see what was under the KIlt as his Girlfriend did let me no its tru they dont wear anything under there back home. But we had a lovely night and now I have a pair of sore feet from the shoes I wore. They were flat but not very good to support me so I suffer.


Now while on 2 weeks leave I can catch back up with the long list of work ahead.



Thursday, October 20, 2011

Busy lead up to the big happenings

Well last weekend we started with a Saturday where the rain was chucking down by the bus load. 122mm in 10 hours and well roads were terrible and some were closed and still I bare managed to get much knitting done.


Sunday greeted us with a new adddition to the Cockateil ranks and well this is very young and tiny so hopefully it grows nice and healthy despite the odd unpredictable weather we are getting.


I am still sinking under a big list of knitting and well so many other things have been barging their way into each day I havent got very far this week so hopefully the weekend prooves better. There is a big happening to occur but in Time that will be revealed.



Saturday, October 08, 2011

Guild Camp 2011

We set off for the Bi-annual Guild camp at this lovely TAFE campus for the October Long Weekend. Just a 3.5 hr drive away but a great weekend as always.


The TAFE itself makes up its grounds on a former State Wards school and some of the accomodation blocks are the orginal ones refurbished and now some have been remoddled into lovely ensuite rooms.


The Locals were rather curious of us lot about and we could view them easily each Breakfast, Morning Tea and Lunch time. I was able to get quite close to take photos but wont go too close when you know they are wild and not some batch of Animal Par or Zoo ones that enjoy a pat and feed.


But yet again the weather closed in on us and we had a very wet and wild walk to the Dining room considering it was not under cover to get there. Umbrellas and Rain coats were the items we all seemed to fish out of cars after being caught out yet again.


Even being one fo the furtherest travelled I seem to do Train Station Trips to collect other campers that arrive and bring them the 10 min trip across. I guess it is the time spent knitting with friends that counts the most. I was able to get a decent amount knitted and even watch the Grand finals in the Football codes in the comfort of my room.


I hope I get lovely facilites like this again in 2 years time. As for the knitting that will come soon when I photograph some pieces that are finished.