Wednesday, June 20, 2007

random wednesday photos

I've spent most of today on a bus down to Melbourne and back to see the TAG Fabrications exhibition at the Embroiderers' Guild.. My rear hurts. I had a fabulous day. Too tired to post properly and can't sit for too long, so you'll get the report tomorrow.

Instead you get some of the stuff I didn't get around to earlier in the week.
If you've been paying attention, you know that Nadie came up on a flying visit on Sunday to drop the grandkittens off while she and The Boy are up in Queensland.

Before she headed home again on Monday, we squeezed in a visit over to Daylesford ... Purl's Palace for me, Dragons and Dreaming for her, Himalaya Bakery for both of us.

While we were at Purl's that little black sheepy tape measure tried the old " take me home, take me home" spiel and my beloved daughter decided it needed to live with me and the flock. Call it a belated Mother's day pressie. One of black sheep's paler sisters came too and is going to be rehomed with Caity once I get to the Post Office [ tomorrow Caity, I promise, it's been a busy week]. Oh and Maz? I got your Knitting Nancy while I was there. Everybody happy :]

Anyway, here's the black sheep of the family settling into the bottom pasture while the rest of the flock graze the top paddock.
Nadie gets up close and personal with some of the locals [ awwwwwwwwwwww]


for all you shoe freaks ... I spotted this in the window of a local ... ahem ... ADULT store. Yes. We do have one here in the wilds of Central Vic.

and this? oh, this is nothing. Move along. Move along.

No I didn't fall off the Knit From Your Stash 07 wagon ... well, not much. There were these 22 x 50 gram balls of Heirloom pure wool at the Op Shop [ Thrift Store] for $15. 16 were new and 6 had been frogged and rewound. So that's over a kilo of wool. It's normally around $4.50 a ball. What was a girl supposed to do? It's not quite a hot pink and not quite a cherry red either, but more red than the photo shows and totally luscious. Yes. I thought you'd understand. No, I don't know what I'm going to make with it ... and your point is???

oh yeah :

minus point 4 again last night


crazyhaberdasher said...

That's great! A very big THANKYOU!!
......and.....err.....maybe a lot of glow-in-the-dark socks coming up????

crazyhaberdasher said...

Actually I would guess you would most likely dye it....

Bells said...

oh i think absolute bargains are allowed. I have changed this whole knit from my stash thing to more of a 'conscious' buying state - you know, really thinking about a purchase before I hand over the cash!

Sheepish Annie said...

I know what you mean about the sheepie tape measures. One of them followed me home a few months ago. They don't eat much and are very quiet as roomates go so I didn't really mind.

And bargain wool in a yummy red color is not falling off the wagon in the least! It is karma or fate or one of those other really big, mystical-type things that you should never attempt to work against. Especially if it's getting chilly...

Rose Red said...

Oh, you clearly HAD to have that yarn. It is totally allowed, and I would guess cheaper than even the back room at Bendy, yes?
And clearly I will have to start visiting adult stores if they stock shoe money moneyboxes. I will need a lot of them (as I'll constantly be smashing them to get at the money inside!!)