Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Be warned:  This post is full of whinging.

This is me at the moment.

  1. Tomorrow I will have some men in my house boxing up all my stuff and then the next day they will come back and put it all in a truck and drive away with it,
  2. Defence Housing keep moving our move in date, and we still haven't heard from them in regards to our welcome visit,
  3. I came into the kitchen this morning to find the floor covered in water, I don't know where it came from because the usual suspect (the dishwasher) wasn't put on last night,
  4. I have run out of boxes and I will have to pack like a maniac tomorrow whilst trying to wrangle two smalls and direct the strange men,
  5. Soldier commented the other day that the preparations for his upcoming deployment are going better than the preparations for our move.  If you know anything about the Army, then you will know that is saying something,
  6. I am feeling guilty about throwing out so much food, but the movers won't move it and no-one else wants it,
  7. I have heaps of cleaning that needs to be done, and all I want to do is knit.
  8. I am sick of hearing myself whinge about all of the above, but I can't stop myself. 
  9. I will be without internet until we are in our new house and we can convince our provider that we need it.  So behave yourselves while I am away and I will see you on the flip side!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I have a four year old living in my house!  How did that happen?  It feels like only yesterday she looked like this:


Happy Birthday Noo!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Conversations with a nearly four year old.

Noo will be four on Friday.  We were discussing this at the dinner table last night.  The conversation went like this:

Me:  You know it's your birthday on Friday?
Noo: Yeah
Soldier:  How old will you be?
Noo: Four!
Soldier:  How old is The Boy?
Noo:  One!
Noo (to Soldier and I):  You have numbers??
Soldier and I: hahahahahahaha, yes we have numbers!

Try keeping a straight face with that one!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finished Object: Green Goddess Socks

I finished the Green Goddess socks yesterday.  When I showed them to Soldier and asked him what he thought he looked at them and told me that "they looked the same".  "The same as what", I asked him.  "As each other".  Errr, isn't that the point??


PatternGreen Goddess by Nancy Whitman
YarnKnitabulous Softsock in Baby Chick
Needles:  80cm, 2.25mm Harmony Circular
Modifications:  Knit toe-up, basically just used the chart
Verdict:  Love, love, love!!!  I think I will knit them again with a right leaning increase instead of the yarn over.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mini Sock Club Challenge

I have three pairs of socks on the needles at the moment, in various stages of completion.

Firstly, Twists and Ribs Socks by Lisa Rosen.

I have completed both cuffs and now have to start on the heel flap and turn.

Next up we have Green Goddess Socks by Nancy Whitman.

One sock is complete and I have two patterns repeats and the ribbing to go to finish them off.

Lastly, Sydney by Janice Kang.

One sock completed.

I am setting myself a new challenge for the rest of the year, seeing that I am not going to reach my original goal of twelve pairs.  I want to finish these socks by November 30th.  That would make nine pairs for the year.

Why November 30?  Because I have signed up for Knitabulous' Yarn Club which starts in December with some sock yarn and a surprise pattern.  I want to have these three pairs out of the way so I can cast on as soon as the postie leaves me a parcel!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Garden is done!

The garden has been tamed!  

You all knew that when I said 'we have to tackle the garden tomorrow' I actually meant, 'Soldier has to tackle the garden tomorrow, while I admire the results' didn't you.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Two weeks? Really?

Two weeks tomorrow I will be living in Melbourne!  It is really starting to sink in now.  I guess having a house partly dismantled and full of boxes can make the situation real.
I am starting to resent the packing and the cleaning that I have been doing and still have to do.  It is taking away from my knitting time.
And let me just tell you that packing with two smalls unpacking behind you is a lot of fun!  Haha.
We have to tackle the garden tomorrow.  We aren't gardeners.  It is all I can do to get Soldier to mow the lawn once a month (when he is home).  So the garden is going to be a huge job.  We have weeds in the garden beds as tall as I am.  I just hope it isn't raining.
I am looking forward to moving though.  There is nothing like exploring a new city.
The defence house we have been allocated looks pretty good, and I am sure we will be happy there.
In other news, I have fallen way behind on my Personal Sock Club.  I wanted to have nine pairs done by now.  I only have six pairs completed and three others on the needles.  I have to admit defeat, because I am not going to get any real knitting time in between now and when we fly out, and I don't think I will be able to complete six pairs in November and December.  

Oh well, such is life!

Well, back to the packing!  

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


We have been on a very short trip to Adelaide to witness one of Soldier's friends get married.

It was a beautiful wedding. Very small and lovely. The Bride has three children already and my favourite part of the ceremony was when the Groom gathered together his Bride and the three children and spoke to them. We don't know what was said, but it was a wonderful moment. I think not knowing what was said added to the wonder.

The kids behaved themselves. The Boy was asleep in the pram by eight o'clock, and Noo found a piano and curled up underneath and went to sleep about an hour later.

The entire weekend wasn't as nice though. We flew down on Friday and checked into the motel, and then the choas started. Let me just say that Friday and most of Saturday was filled with vomit and other things that you don't talk about in polite conversation. Everyone but Soldier was affected.
We were all nicely recovered for the wedding on Saturday night though.


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