These two items have been finished for a while and I’ve just been lazy about getting them photographed and loaded onto the computer.
First, Yet Another Hat for Charity, modelled by my Gorgeous Girl, who, I just realised, has Marmite on her face. (Aside: we have nearly finished the Australian jar and I’m going to have to resort to the British recipie 😦 No love to the 12 year old customs agent who confiscated my three jars on our last visit – I forgot that you can’t take gels on board).
After trying this one on for me she asked me to make her a hat, so I showed her my handspun and got her to choose the colour she wanted. That hat is over halfway done, so I should have another FO soon.
Morning Surf Scarf 3 (this one for me!) is done.
I think I have one more of these still to knit.
The garden is going well. The tomato plants are pumping out the cherry tomatoes. We haven’t had any ripe larger ones yet, but they are plumping up nicely. The corn was a complete bust though. Really hard and not tasty – we’ve grown good corn before, this was a new variety for us, so we’ll try a different one next year.
We harvested the pumpkins on Sunday. There are two varieties here. I think we’ll get at least another 7 butternuts from the vines.
Gorgeous Girl for scale.
She has become quite enamoured with taking pictures lately, her is one of her “Pumpkin Series”.
I do have a very simple point and shoot camera, but I’m still impressed that she can hold it steady.
We are hoping to take a small trip (for both work and pleasure), so I’ve been creating a travel journal before we leave. That way I can journal there, and just add pictures when I get home.
Here’s the cover.
The main paper came from my 2006 diary which had pictures of old maps through it. I tore out all the maps before tossing the diary (I’m embarrassed to tell you that I only go around to doing that last week). Once I know exact dates I’ll add the dates and location(s) to the yellow paper.
This is the first page spread.
Kerin, do you recognise the paper on the left? We bought it when I stopped in Perth on my way to South Africa in 2006 – left over from other projects.
Second page spread.
The map is of one of the places where we are going.
And, that’s as far as I got. I go back to work tomorrow, so crafting is going to slow down considerably.
On Saturday I was taking pictures of Araminta, when Gorgeous Man suggested pictures of the two of us. So here is a rare one of me.
We have finally introduced Gorgeous Girl to the ‘one-eyed monster that lives in the corner of the room’. We’ve been playing her a children’s DVD. We know one of the presenters and it’s fun to see him and his kids (his wife, one of my good friends, even makes a cameo appearance now and then and I get very excited). Even so, it’s scary how much she loves the TV – she calls it “DVDTVD”.
Finally, Happy Australia Day to all my Aussie buddies. This year is the first year I haven’t had to work on our national holiday.