I am so far behind on all my blog reading. I honestly have little idea what most of you are doing. I get brief glimpses through flickr, and the occasional hasty speed read through bloglines, but my desire to comment and email get met with wails and tantrums, and that's just from Max, let alone a small baby not interested in the information superhighway at all. I'm trying to catch up, and make sense in blog posts - hey, this week I'm just proud I'm blogging even if it is rather chaotic blogging.
The constant changes of weather here haven't helped either. I've never been a great one for dealing with sudden weather changes. The wind in Melbourne when we lived there drove me mad. Now the wind has followed us to Sydney and it's fierce cold battering wind and I'm tired of it. And I know we desperately need the rain, but enough please. I want some warm weather, and some sun without the wind. One nice blessing of cold weather, is that quick knits for babies can be whipped up and worn immediately (before they out grow them). I finished the Vintage Cardigan (Erika Knight Simple Knits For Cherished Babies - a great book which is woefully off course with lengths of babies in it's knitted measurements. Knit with Artyarns merino and another miscellaneous yarn I have no ball band for, but it's a 4 ply)for Pia and despite my doubts about the variegated yarn and how it was knitting up, she looks stunning in it. The deep colours really suit her. And notice the nice little white t-shirt underneath - well I'm now fretting about washing this cardigan because the white now has a pale pink sheen due to colour rub off. I dread to think how much colour is going to seep out of this when I wash it tomorrow.
That is, of course, if it isn't snowing. Don't laugh - it has been elsewhere.
Some of you have asked about getting The Crafter's Companion in Australia. I have it on first hand basis that the book will be available here in February 2007 for a retail cost of $32.95(Aus) through Hardie Grant publishing. I have no details for where it might be bought, but keep your eyes open!