Sunday, November 18, 2007

Baby did a bad bad thing

I confess
I'm a bad blogger
Four times ... FOUR ... in the last week I've had Blogworthy visitors, and how many photos did I take?
Last Saturday, friend Val G dropped in on her way from Melbourne to Bendigo. This was her first visit up here and how many photos to mark the occasion? How many shots of her goat snuzzling?
Then Friday, Nola's little caravan came up the driveway on it's annual pilgrimage to the Bendigo Swap Meet. Photos?
Half an hour after Nola left, Nadie and The Boy arrived.
Photographic evidence?
what's even worse is that she was looking particularly fetching in one of the knitted headbands I made her last year, that I don't have any photos of for my Projects page on Ravelry, and even THAT didn't prompt me to grab the camera.
and no, not finished the saga of lost opportunities...
This morning I had an unexpected drop-in visit from Barb and John MacG who had also gone up to Bendigo for the Swap Meet... but I could be telling you pork pies, because the photos of happily smiling visitors?
All I've got for you today is an FO - angora scarf for Auntie Fay's 80th birthday :] I'm sure a soft fluffy scarf is just what she'll need, seeing the temps all week have been 30C and above [ up round the 90-95 F mark ]
Specs for anyone who's interested: One Skein Garter Lace Scarf:
Pattern: my garter lace mittens. Cast on 38 and follow the pattern till you run out of yarn!
Needles: 5mm
Yarn: Louisa Harding Kimono Pure Angora - 1 x 25 gram ball
Unblocked, it measured only 26" - wet blocked out to 37 "
so I didn't end up breaking into the second ball and I'm going to make one for myself.

Late yesterday, the Man Upstairs decided to sponsor a bowling tournament for elephants - and judging from the celestial fireworks, perhaps a celebratory disco as well - and then apparently all that elephantine galumphing must've broken a pipe up there because the heavens opened and down it came. This is what four damp goats look like when huddled against the house because the rain is coming down too fast for them to make a break for the goat house.
Apologies for the crappy photo but I wasn't about to stand out in the downpour anymore than they were.
Net gain - 27 mm or 1"

ETA Blogger it seems has eaten my photos again - which happens about once a week - so here they are again... plus those dinky little squares, that I can' t get rid of, where the photos used to be.


Sheepish Annie said...

I think that it is perfectly OK to just enjoy a visit and not worry about capturing the moment for the blogosphere. I'm so glad you had a nice time with friends!

Poor little goats...they need a hug after all that weather drama. I'll be right over...

Quilting Diva said...

I see you're keeping busy with your crochet hook LOL.

we got snow.

TinkingBell said...

Christmas stuff - Lordie Lordie!!! Stop making me anxious!!!!(Love the scarf!!

Alwen said...

Yeah, there's such a thing as getting too virtual. It's good to have some real in your real life.

Rose Red said...

It seems the only things I take pictures of now are for the blog! That's probably just as bad!

Poor goats, hope they fared ok with the storm!