Sunday, August 7, 2011

Gratitude #16

I am very lucky to have wonderful friends. The Caloundra crew treated us to a beautiful weekend. They went out of their way to look after me. Thank you.

View from K & K's backyard. Calming waters.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gratitude #15

Everytime I glimpse these I am thankful for their beauty.

Deep purple iris. Fragrant beauty.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Gratitude #14

My gratitude goes to a friend of mine for a lovely afternoon.

Yummy afternoon tea. Beautiful company.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Gratitude #13

Oh so many thank yous. We will miss him and all that he does whilst he is on pilgrimage and attending World Youth Day.

My hubby Michael. Bon Voyage.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Gratitude #12

Tonight I give thanks to my darling Miss G who decided to make dinner for us tonight. She took care to 'plate it up' and served it to me like I was in a restaurant. Her enthusiasm whilst preparing and cooking is something I give thanks for too.

Great sausages and salad. Served by Miss G.

Dog New Tricks

I have been teaching myself (through youtube) how to knit continental style. I first learnt to knit as a child and have taken up the needles off and on since. I learnt American style - which is what most of us know where we hold the yarn in our right hand and 'throw' the yarn over the needle to make a stitch.

Continental knitting is done by holding the yarn in your left hand and 'picking' it up with the needle in the right hand to make the stitch. Basically it is a more efficient way of knitting. I'm a pretty quick 'thrower' but I like a challenge and there is the notion that it is easier on the wrists and hands which would certainly help.
I'm picking a purl stitch in the photo!

The funniest thing is that I'm knitting like a kid again and my tension is all over the place!
I'm just getting in lots of practice by knitting squares (loose and wobbly ones).
It's an interesting process relearning a skill. It seems this dog ain't that old yet.