Tuesday, 1 November 2011
I pulled the Catkin out and rewound the wool and started. They use similar techniques of slipping a stitch for a couple of rows. This one however is very easy to follow. It is written so that the principles of the pattern are given, rather than actual umbers for each row. That means it can be as big or as small as wished. I have a reasonable amount of wool so will try to use it all. It's written for sport wool but I had nowhere near the amount needed and I did have plenty of this thinnish Cleckheaton 8 ply. As I have just been through my stash and found how much wool I really have (eek!), I decided to go with the 8 ply.
Thank you for the good wishes about my son. He's getting better. Doctor gave him another two weeks off work from last Thursday. The scan confirmed the x-ray, that there was no fracture to the skull. However, I stopped for a coffee last Sunday as I was very early for church. Man at next table to me had a skateboard and I was horrified when he picked it up and I saw just what was underneath. It's been so long since my sons had boards I had forgotten just what they were like underneath. I felt sick as I visualised the axle assembly being wielded on head and am very thankful he's alive.
I've mentioned before that I bought a DSLR a few months ago. A friend gave me the standard lens used on such cameras as he had two. I've been enjoying it and use it almost every day. I've been posting on Project 365 and have now managed to post for over half a year. However, the lack of much of a zoom was frustrating me. I did some research and asked advice and looked on the net. Then I went down to Digital Camera warehouse at Canterbury near me. They are also in Melbourne and Brisbane. They also sell on the net and have a comprehensive web site. Canterbury has good prices and great, helpful staff who don't laugh at a novice's questions. Friend did not come with me so I was out on my own to make a decision. He's a photographer from long back and has a range of equipment.
sang to me. I was immediately taken back as I am every time I hear that sound to Pearl Beach on the central coast. Early in the morning, sunrise, currawongs, shiny light and the soft sound of the water on the sand. It has always had a calming effect on me and today was no different. I know currawongs kill and eat small birds, but their song brings serenity to me with its memories.