Baa-me Kniits

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Joining in a Yarn Along


Its been ages since I blogged properly and showed off anything creative so today I am joining in with Ginny's Yarn Along

 I am using a gorgeous ball of Opal sock yarn in the wonderful Tiger colourway.  It is a merino superwash in a mix of orange/brown/tan and cream.   This scarf is for me as a birthday present to myself, I was born in the Year of the Tiger and its soon my birthday.

The Pattern is Wingspan, a free download over at Ravelry.  

I did start my shawllette/scarf in the patterns original size but I wasn't happy with the way the yarn was striping....

Then I saw this gorgeous MiniWingspan over on Wooldiaries Instagram feed I just knew there was going to be some frogging in order!

             Totally gorgeous Mini Wingspan by Woodiaries

Second time around I am loving my little Tiger, what do you think?

The book I am currently reading is The Passage by Justin Cronin.  My Sister in Law recommended it to me and I have to say I'm only 3 chapters in and already hooked!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Lego Olympics


Did any of you see this?  How much fun and how clever!  Naturally my boys and I who are huge mini figure fans just loved it.  

Follow the links for all the videos and see some very clever animation and keep your eyes on the crowds too.....there are some surprises  :-)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Doldrums....

Hello everyone, I am still here.  It has been ages since I blogged and I just wanted to let you know that I am fine and nothing awful has happened to us over in this neck of the woods.

I have a bad case of ' bloggers block'.  I just cant seem to bring myself to sit at the computer and write although I have been busy doing things and taking photos.  

It started with some sad news and it has taken me a while to get my mojo back.  I had to have my little mate Squirrel put down.  

He developed asthma and was not responding to the treatment which meant he was suffering so I had to make the hard decision about what was best for him.  It was awful, and I am still pretty upset.  I have other horses but he was my special mate and we played together. He was so cheeky and full of fun.

We are all missing him.

On a lighter note....Remember Lucy?  Well she has been visiting with bj over in Texas.  How much fun is that.  Pop over to Lucy's Blog and see what she has been getting up to.

In today's world of modern technology and fast internet it is often taken for granted the access we have to the World Wide Web, unfortunately for some of us who chose to live remotely (and we are not really what you call remote by a long stretch) this service is often challenging to say the least.  We are still on a satellite so speed is not much faster than the old dial up.  Next week we are lucky enough to be able to connect up with the National Broadband Network that has been rolled out across Australia.  Before I get to excited we will still be on satellite, but hopefully a bit faster than we are right now.  That is another reason for my lack of blogging, I just cant connect, I say a little prayer to the IT gods and hope that it works.  Most of the time it doesn't and then if it does it is so slow that catching up in my reader takes all evening.  If I have been neglecting you I am sorry, it is not intentional.....hopefully the new speed will make things easier for us in the bush.

I have been active over on my Instagram account which is run on the mobile network, it has been lovely to be able to load photos and comments without any delay so if you want to see what I have been creating lately come and look me up there as Baamekniits.

Thanks to the folks who sent me emails to check if I was OK, we do start to worry if things are quiet don't we, I was touched.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend and fingers crossed my connections will be faster after next week.