Saturday, March 27, 2010

Last Cricket match and the twins

The last cricket match of the season and they finished with a draw, so one win and one draw - not great but some individuals are showing great promise.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Start of the sock blanket

My long term project - sock Blankie!

using up left over sock wool...........

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yarn Party on Swamp Road

A HUGE thanks to Catherine, I was able to escape the Hutt Valley on my own for a night of knitting, wine, chocolate cake and lots of Yarn!

Michelle and Raven from Needle Food came and showed off their gorgeous range of yarns and colours for their first ever Yarn Party. I loved the colours and yes I have placed an order for some Merino worsted weight Eco Warrior for a hat and gloves set, some lollipop and periwinkle sock yarns and restrained myself with the gorgeous silk wool - This time at least!!! Go the Pukeko by night! Michelle also showed a new striped yarn she has been working on - so yellow and black one has been ordered by a number of us!

She refused to let slip any hints of the next sock club installment - sorry ladies!

It was a lovely evening and we sat up till 1am knitting and chatting! So not much sleep!

But I was lucky enough to get some great pics of the sunset! Almost award winning photos - I am very pleased with them!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Survived one week

Well we made the one week mark - all children still alive and functioning! Far too many early morning arguments with Josh. No dog walking this morning, just cricket and still didn't want to go! But we all made it, girls managed to keep amused between walking Molly and pestering me!

They have now got some PS time. We have 6 games now: Mulan, Barbie pony and ride - a big fav!!, snowboard 4 - another fav! James bond car racing, Rally motor cross - yes it has Lancia's and the bonnets fall off!, last is an air combat yet to be played. They have great fun racing each other on ponys or snowboards!

The weather has turned very Autumnal, very chilly in the morning, but very warm in the day! We were hit by a freak weather storm yesterday, mini tonados and gusts over upto 130 Kph. We were very lucky, roof still intact and no trees down. just a little wet as we were in the park at Cricket practice when it hit. I have suffered some losses in the garden - the corn was blown about, one stalk snapped and a few more lucking very unhealthy!

But we have one cucumber, some more courgettes, chilli's, pumpkins, leeks, beans, yams, lettuace and the garlic has been harvested and the carrots are almost ready too.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Travelling woman

I have finally finished my traveling woman shawl in my lovely green, it just needs blocking properly...