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Friday, October 28, 2011

Jacaranda Time

                                 

                                   


I feel like I have been absent for ages!  October is a busy month for me, full of birthdays and visitors.  Lots of fun but not much time for blogging  :-)

I'm joining in with FTF this week because the reason I get a lot of visitors apart from celebrating our birthdays is because our town is Jacaranda Town in October.  

The Jacaranda's are everywhere and it is so pretty.  Purple as far as the eye can see and purple snow all over the ground.

So this week my FTF is Jacaranda's, enjoy the photos of our lovely town and our beautiful trees....












Pop over to Mrs P's to see more Friday Favourites.




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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In Disguise....



I put on my other hat today....









Every year this lovely lady gets a new bikini for the Yungaburra Folk Festival.  


The photos don't do her justice, she is a statuesque beauty and deserves a new outfit for the occasion  :-)








Monday, October 17, 2011

Need some inspiration?



Helen Rodel


So beautiful!  I love how calm and peaceful her crocheting makes me feel.... 
(You will probably have to change this to a full screen view to see it all, my blog cuts off the edges)






Friday, October 14, 2011

Socktoberfest, Blogtoberfest, Bloggy Holiday



I was full of good intentions to join in the Blogtoberfest and Socktoberfest and regale you all with tales of my crafting ability, but NOPE it was school holidays and I ended up having a bloggy holiday instead.  


The boys and I took a trip to Cairns and visited the Great Barrier Reef.  I picked a small island that is only an hour on the boat because the weather had been very windy and I had no idea if either of the boys got sea-sick?  My family immigrated to Australia when I was 3 and we came over on a boat (ten pound poms), I was sea-sick for most of the trip....who knows if it is hereditary?




We spent the night in Cairns at the beautiful Oasis Resort as it is a 2 hour drive down the hill for us, and then the next morning boarded the Big Cat to Green Island....






The weather couldn't have been better and we had a fantastic day snorkelling, eating, exploring and sight seeing....




The trip in the semi submersible was a highlight for the boys, the fish came right up to the windows.  We saw a turtle and Cullen saw a stingray!


I did make a start on socks for the Soctoberfest but I didn't get very far.   We are only half way thru the month so hopefully I will get one project done on my WIP list....



This pair of socks was started last year to wear in my hiking boots as they are nice and thick and will hopefully stop blisters.  I got this far on the first sock and then the wet season came in and my sock stalled....



This is a pair of socks that I started using some awesome  OPAL sock yarn.  The colour-way is called Peacock and its lovely.  The only problem was that half way through I realised that I was using bigger needles that I thought I was (don't know where my brain was when I picked the needles out of the container?) which meant that the sock was a lot bigger than it should have been.  So I shortened the length of the foot section and continued on to practice my Kitchener stitch and graft the toe....that is why this sock looks like it was knit for someone with a club foot!  I have unpicked the end and recast on the yarn onto the right size needles and am trying a toe up sock with a fine yarn for the first time.  I'll keep you posted  :-)


Maybe next year I will join the Blogtoberfest?  For now  I have a few catch up posts and I will try and space them out till the end of the month.


This last photo I think says it all about our day out on the Great Barrier Reef, we had a lovely time and none of us wanted to come home....