Saturday, September 20, 2008

Disappointment, pending excitement

There have been a couple of disappointing things happen lately - but the silver lining is that each precedes something exciting - so if nullified and hence ok :)

The first is that my camera broke! Oh noes!! It had an action packed life though, dear little thing, and it was really time for a new one anyway. I have in mind investing in a rather fancy SLR camera of sorts, but need to do my research and save up the pennies first. So in the meantime, even if the internets DID let me upload pictures, I won't have any to share for a while! But when I do, when camera clicks can again be heard around the household, hopefully the results will be of much better quality and more numerous, as I imagine I won't put the puppy down once I have it!

The second small disappointment relates to the photo below -one of the last I took before smash-time.
I ordered two shirts from Ravelry and was delighted when they arrived, until I tried them on - toooooo big! Luckily the Rav folks are super awesome and have an excellent returns policy - even for us overseas peeps! So I've re-parcelled them and sent them back and will re-order in a smaller size. The silver lining here is that I get to anticipate another exciting parcel in the mail!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Internet at my room has been playing up lately - well to be honest, not playing at all... and since the work server won't let me access I'm left with being able to only post with text at the moment! So instead, I've resurrected a post I starting writing out a while but but never got around to posting...

The sky can be a beautiful thing.

I've commented on the sky in general many times, and even ore so the sky up here in the Pilbara which just seems amazingly ginormous, clear and vivid. On our day off a little while back several of us headed out to the airport to see our mate Jen experience her first ever sky dive - VERY exciting! - where we saw a bit more of this entrancing blue.

Jenni Skydiving
There's our Jen, cruising gracefully through the air with her instructor, preparing the land.

Unfortunately we also experienced some of the less-than-beautiful elements of the sky, such as the GIANT FLAMING BALL OF INCANDESCENT ULTRA VIOLET RAYS!!!

mmmHHMM. Not a happy camper.

Jenni's jump was delayed by about 3 hours, most of which we sat out in the cool, yet bright sun. Eventually I started to feel the heat on my skin and moved away from the group to sit in the shade, the only spot of which was actually ON the airport asphalt near the hangar! Sadly, it was too little too late, and by the time we got picked up to go back to camp I was pretty sick through lack of food, water and sitting in the sun getting a bit of heat-stroke.. ah well.. you'd think I'd have learnt by now that the sun can be deceptive down here in Oz!

Knitting is progressing well, I'm almost finished the first sleeve of CobbleBoulder for scrumptious Skoot but have no more yarn up here and have to wait til I'm back home to keep going! Same story with the Topi I'm knitting up - only have the brim left to do but... no more yarn up here either!! nevermind, it's a good opportunity to crack out some of the hibernating knits like The Clap and Lace Ribbony :)

p.s. perhaps even THESE photos aren't working?!.. grrr to teh internets!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Fall Knitty with Bonus Features!

Woot! Woot!

Not only is the knew knitty out on the virtual streets for all to "ooh" and "aah" over (and believe me, I have worn myself out with ooh and aahing but I can't seem to stop!) but now we can.. print the patterns! YAY!

I've always been a bit bummed that if I wanted to print a pattern had to copy and paste it, fight with the format in office writer blah blah blaaah... but now printing my favourite knitty pattern can be only a ouse click away! Hurrah!!

So many favourites in this issue I can't stop the pictures whirling in my head and pick just a few to list here! Go and have a look for yourselves (if you haven't already) and marvel at the delights!