Category Archives: knitting

Skinflint Sunday: When every day’s a bad hair day.

Every day is a bad hair day when you live in my body. Over the last month or so I’ve been pulling up cowls over my head and wearing them like a snood. One of my students asked me why … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: on a Monday!

Phew! I finally¬†finished blogging about North Korea on the other blog, so now it’s time to get back to regular programming around here. I’ve missed writing about the day-to-day, and I’ve got so much to tell you! So, in the … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Days filled with little achievements.

It’s been over a month since I last posted and a lot has gone on. I’m about to have lunch and then whip down to the beach with Jeffrey before I insult him with with a bath, but I thought … Continue reading

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So instead of gardening, I’ve been knitting.

So I bought a cat scratching post thing. I’m thinking that I might get a leather couch or two at some stage after I move, because Poppy and Jeff are obviously snoozing on the fabric couches while I’m at work … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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Perspective.

I had an interesting conversation today. I was talking with a friend over the phone. She was a tad hungover from a Christmas breakup the night before, while I was hiding from the hot day by staying inside, reading Tony … Continue reading

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Dot points.

Crazy busy. Seriously crazy busy. Evan18 did his year 12 English exam today. The end of an era… Life has gone crazy since the new model thermomix. This is one of the first nights home I’ve had in weeks. Red … Continue reading

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My knitting mojo’s back! It’ll send me broke… :)

Well here you go – when a man-child actually requests a hand-knitted item a knitter will get it on and then off the needles as quickly as possible. Ryan19 asked for a cowl… (well.. he called it a neck-warmer but … Continue reading

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Yeah well, remember that gardening day I had planned?

I kntted all day instead. This is the first thing I’ve had on the needles since starting the thermomix business. I’ve been missing it, so on Saturday morning I thought I’d bust the stash out and see what I could … Continue reading

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Argh! Running out of time!

    Today is the last day I have to clear off any jobs left lurking from 2013. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do them all, but I’ll give it a mighty try. My favourite task will be … Continue reading

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