Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Spring is Sprung! The Grass is Riz!

It's Spring, it's Spring! Or at least, it is spring today. The weather forecast is suggesting rain for the next week and for most of the rest of the month, but today it is spring. The bees are delirious with the beauty of the day - and so am I.

For the first time in weeks the washing is flapping on the line, the breeze is soft, warm and gentle, the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the only clouds are the little fluffy sort. Life is good.

Life is so good, I couldn't resist sneaking on to the kids' trampoline for a bounce - which made me feel all dizzy when I got off!

In fact, life is made even better by the fact I have finally finished Tempest. The ends were a complete sod to sew in (and next time I will use Dr Bones suggestion and carry them up the sides as neatly as possible!), but she is finished and I love her. This is really the first time I have made such a form fitting knit - she is snug (and will become less so as I lose more weight - fingers crossed etc), and I'm not entirely sure about the buttons - I needed 16 - 15 plus one for luck or accidents) and they were probably larger than would be thought best because the buttonholes grew with blocking. The colours are vibrant, so I went with transparent buttons - because I couldn't find the mother of pearl ones I really wanted!




Children are on holidays and showing tendencies of becoming loud and excited, so they and the guinea pig will be outside for a fair proportion of this glorious day.

The Princess has expressed a wish to undertake some sewing, so we will be doing that shortly, and then packing will happen for our short trip. I finally have the wonderful Meet Me at Mike's book (a beautiful book and a must have for those who want to support Australian mde and especially Australian hand-made!), but todays small sewing will come from the 1970s books that have been hanging about since I was just a bit older than the Princess.

Yesterday was another rainy day, so we went to the Imaginarium, where the kids went wild, raced the (virtual) dinosaur and learned about bugs, space and puzzles. I knitted.

Have a lovely weekend. Enjoy the spring. At least until it starts raining again!

15 comments:

Michelle said...

I wonder where the birdie is!!!

Tempest looks incredible - go you! Hope you enjoy the Mike's books. I love it. And enjoy your holiday!

Taphophile said...

Love your Tempest - she is divine.

How very exciting that the Princess shows an interest in sewing - only to be encouraged. Of course it does mean another non-stash.

I just checked out the Imaginarium - fantastic program!

I wish you fine weather for the school holidays

Rose Red said...

Great job on your tempest!!

I was going to say "I wonder where de boidies iz?" too!! (so I will anyway...)

hope the nice weather lasts a bit longer for you. I'll have some of your rain if you like!

2paw said...

Your Tempest looks fabulous, love the buttons and you look pretty fabulous too!!! I realy like excursions to The Imaginarium. I am glad it is semi-saved. It definitely deserves money more than football.

Bells said...

oh good work! Love the colours and you are looking fab!

Kate (Kiss My Frog) said...

Tempest is gorgeous, but omigodomigodomiGAWD! Look at you, all hot and stuff! Keep up the fantastic work, missus, and have a blast on your holiday. xoxo

Alwen said...

I always love those first spring days when I can hang the clean clothes outside. Sunny laundry smell, mmmm!

Leonie said...

Looking good lady! Oh and Tempest too :-) The colours look great on you.

Geek Knitter said...

Sliding into fall here, but still quite lovely.

Tempest looks divine!

Lynne said...

Oo-ee! That sure is a lot of buttons. Looking good!

MadMad said...

Look at you, woman! You look FAB-U-LOUS!

And so does Tempest.

Donna Lee said...

I think Tempest fits you just fine. The colors are vibrant but not glaring. I haven't made myself a sweater, a thing I will rectify soon.

Our rain stopped for a whole week and then came back with a vengeance. Looks like a wet fall and winter here (after a wet spring and summer).

Amy Lane said...

What a lovely FO-- I do love your taste in colors, darling... Tempest is divine! And I love 'Imaginariums'-- and all places like them...

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