Wednesday, January 30, 2008

And the winners are.....



And the winners are:

Melinda,

and

Georgie

Georgie, I have your address, but Melinda, I need yours – please email me and next week I’ll get something nice away to you both!

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on both my 100th blogpost and for your birthday wishes! You are all very kind! We went out for dinner last night with children at the local pub and, apart from a decided willingness on my part to swap either or both children for a puppy by the end of the night, we had a nice time!

We’re off for a long weekend to Hobart tomorrow, an operation which requires the advanced logistical skills and roughly the same amount of gear used by the 5th brigade when invading Iraq. In a couple of months we’re invading – sorry, Freudian slip there – ummm – visiting Canberra, via Echuca and Bendigo and Rutherglen and Wangaratta – wine and wool – Hey! Who does the trip planning for these holidays anyway? And the two and a half week trip will need almost exactly the same amount of stuff as the 4 day trip. Gone are the days when we used to throw a couple of things into an over night bag and take off with no preparation whatsoever!

There has been knitting happening.



I have finished the first Vog On and am doing the gusset of the second, and am up to the heel flap of the first Noro spiralling rib sock. I’m trying to organise things so I’ve got fairly straight and mindless knitting to do on the 3 hour drive in the car tomorrow – I prefer not to be picking up stitches to create gussets in a moving vehicle – one DPN always seems to fling itself loose during the process and end up under the seats in a position where it is impossible to retrieve until the car has come to a complete standstill!


We seem to be planning to spend most of the time catching up with friends we haven’t seen for ages, but I have rather sneakily organised to slip off to Salamanca Market with the Knightly Knitter, followed by an SnB. This is while our respective husbands mind our collective children!

It’s the first step in my master plan for world domination, folks, leaving the kids with Dad!

Talk to you again after the weekend folks – and will have a pile of blogs to catch up with on Tuesday!

12 comments:

Donna Lee said...

I had an aunt who used to say it took just as much stuff to vacation for a weekend as it took for a week so you might as well make it a week. I hope the trip goes well. The Noro striping sock is so colorful!

Rose Red said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday!! Was thinking of you yesterday and hoping you were very yarny spoilt! And if not, there's always the back room at Bendigo!

Hope you have a great weekend and have a few hours set aside on Tuesday for blog catching upping!

Amy Lane said...

Okay, my LYS did NOT have that color of Noro sockyarn or I would have been on them like a shot...oh, wait...

Yes. Happy Birthday!!! (Sorry...my fiber greed took over!) EnJOY your SnB--how wonderful!!! I'm sure the house will still be standing when you get back. Really.

Melinda said...

Ok, my address should be in your inbox! Wow - I'm so excited!!

Love the Noro.

Taphophile said...

Hippo Birdie, Tink! Hope you have a fabbo time in Hobart - looks like you've got the planning well in hand.

The only problem with leaving kids with Dads for too long is they start an unholy alliance that can be difficult to break. Not as bad as kids and grandparents, though. That's a natural alliance against parents to be feared.

frog ponds rock... said...

I hope that you have a great time.. I Will be at the botanical gardens on saturday having a birthday picnic... so I will think of you..

p.s Happy Birthday for Yesterday..

cheers Kim :)

Georgie said...

Oh yes, dinner with the kids...people often look very nonplussed when they comment on PJ and I say "would you like to take him home?".

Thanks for the bloggy prize too - lucky lucky moi!

Have a lovely weekend!

2paw said...

Have I said Happy Birthday? I don't know, I'll say it again!!! I just don't ever go on holidays, I have solved the packing problem!!! Nice socks, the Noro looks to be striping nicely and the VogOn looks good too. I can lose a needle sitting on the couch- it's usually behind my ear!!! Have a wonderful time and say Hi to Kate and Penni from me!!

MadMad said...

Oh, happy, happy day! I came by too soon - and then too late, of course, that's me! - to wish you a happy birthday "in person" but I thought of you all day yesterday. Glad you had a nice dinner; hope the weekend away is fun, too! XO -

Alwen said...

Ooo, I love the Noro too!

Had to laugh at your trading-for-a-puppy comment. Over the last couple bouts of cabin fever, I've threatened to trade either the husband or the child for a puppy!

kms said...

go the vog on! have a great weekend and enjoy the snb :)

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Ohhhh Noro......

Back to reality....I'm on a yarn diet....

Hope you have a fab weekend. Rest, relax and above all knit.