Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sunday, May 01, 2011
Now before you moan at the sight of another yarn filled post I assure you that I have been knitting. It just so happened that I was near two yarn shops on Thursday and who am I not to take advantage of that.
The three balls of Debbie bliss Donegal tweed were purchased from Sue's Cherryhills and the three balls of Jo Sharp Tweed were bought from Hornsby wool & craft nook. And at this stage I have no idea what I'll be knitting but I just love the colours.
Now on to the knitting front. I started this last night and can not believe how fast it's knitting up, it's the Owls pattern by Kate Davies, I have wanted to knit this for ages I just hope I have enough yarn.
This is the muffin of choice in our house at the moment, it's a vegan banana & choc chip muffin. I have been making at least a batch of week which is a bit extreme considering the price of bananas at the moment.
Well tomorrow it's back to work after having ten days off so I am going to try and get some knitting in this afternoon. I hope everyone has a great week.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
So we ran merbau timber along three front sections and one section from the front wall to a pillar if that makes sense. I'm pretty impressed with the job we have done so far. We have also done the same thing under the pool decking just to hide all the rocks and dirt but with all the rain we have had this weekend we haven't had a chance to finish painting it yet. Fingers crossed for next weekend.
On to non DIY news, I am still working on my HP scarf and have finished The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. It is great story through the eyes of eight people that witness "the slap". Christos is an Australian writer and the story is set in Melbourne in the Greek community. I did read online that the book is going to be made into a mini series. If this is true it will be well worth watching.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Mike and I have been so busy every weekend in the garden that my knitting has definitely suffered. Having said that I have picked up my Harry Potter scarf again and as you can see it was a case of "when knitting attacks" I believe I was watching midsomer murders when I lost my concentration. And after ripping back around ten rows I am back on track.
When to comes to my to do list we have been planning number three and six. Getting married and going to the states. We should be flying over in early June and I cannot wait. I should have more details next week.
That's all for now I hope everyone has a great week.
Sunday, February 06, 2011
1. Finish at least one garment a month. So far I am on track finishing two projects in January.
5. Take a photo every day. I have been very close but did forget a couple of times.
8. Bake or cook one new dish a fortnight. Completed for January.
9. Start a garden. Started and currently shopping around for a greenhouse.
11. Bake at least once a week. This one has been fun and easy to complete.
12. Lose ten kilos. So far I have lost three.
31. Give blood Completed and planning on doing this again in another twelve weeks.
13. Walk at least five times a week. Apart from this last week (due to the heat) I have completed this every week.
Although I haven't completed all my daily/weekly goals I am still very happy with what I have achieved. And I really enjoying progressing down the list.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
And it feels great to finally get my garden started. I planted seeds for capsicums,eggplants and tomatoes I also replanted my herbs into bigger pots.
I am very excited about the seeds and really look forward to watching them grow. We just have to figure out where to replant them when they get a little bigger. I am trying to convince Mike to build a little garden at the side of the house. Fingers crossed.
These muffins seem to be a family favourite, I'm not a huge peanut butter fan but when mixed with chocolate it is the perfect combo.
And a quick update on my list. I am donating blood tomorrow for the first time so I'm excited to tick that off the list and to be doing a good deed. Wish me luck!
Until next time happy knitting!!!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
This list is not in order of importance.
1.Finish at least one project a month.
2.Take a sewing class.
4.Blog at least once a week.
5.Take a photo a day.
6.Holiday in the USA.
7.Sew at least five garments.
8.Bake or cook one new dish a fortnight(this doesn't count when I am doing #6).
9.Start a garden.
10.Put up a greenhouse.
11.Bake at least once a week.
12.Lose ten kilos.
13.Walk at least five times a week.
14.Listen to one knew podcast a month.
15.Find a church and attend.
16.Watch Carlton play one game live, I do live in Sydney so this could include a trip to Melbourne.
17.Bake bread from scratch.
18.Make my own ice-cream.
19.Go on a road trip.
20.Watch a sunrise with Mike on a beach of his choice.
21.Do at least 800 sit-ups a week.
22.Go on a bush walk.
23.Make more home loan payments than required.
24.Attend a knitting group.
25.Make cushions for the lounge room.
26.Make more Christmas decorations than I did in 2010.
27.Donate all the stuff I no longer use or want.
28.Watch at least five films at the cinemas.
29.Attend the theatre.
30.Make birthday cards this year.
32.Go to a museum at least once.
33.Take Mum to a Sydney swans game.
34.Make a duvet cover.
35.Change all my coat hangers from plastic to wood.
36.Help paint the interior of house.
37.Build a new kitchen(not me a builder).
38.Replace both bathrooms (builder).
39.Put in internal access from the garage (builder again)
40.Have old flooring replaced.
41.Buy a Wii and Wii fit.
42.Use the Wii and Wii fit that I will buy.
43.Go to a sydney beach I haven't been to before.
44.Organise all my bills and bank statements into folders.
45.Knit one pair of socks.
46.Bake a birthday cake for Mum.
47.Plant at least one plant, can not be apart of the veggie garden.
48.Knit one item for charity.
49.Make at least one birthday gift.
50.Reach 1500 tweets on twitter(should be easy).
51.Bake Jenny a batch of peanut butter and chocolate muffins.
52.Cook Gunter a pot of his favourite soup.
53.List my favourite podcasts on my blog.
54.Update all the links on my blog.
55.Do not buy any yarn unless I know what I'm going to use it for.
56.Try and dye yarn for small projects I have planned.
57.Finish more projects than I start.
58.Do a monthly update on my blog.
59.Look at the failing relationships I have with some family members.
60.Make a list of 2012.
Now that my list is up on the net I am off to work on #1.
Night All :D