Finally... and no hairy arm in sight......

I have finished my knitted shawl in time to take with me on our train trip to Cairns on Monday. Not that I will need it in the temps up there, but the air- con in the train at night is sure to be cool.

It's so soft and warm I am really happy with it, though it did turn out rather large with me wanting to use up all the balls of wool I had bought and would you believe I was about 1 metre short for finishing the tassells in the end, so yep you guessed it, had to go buy just one more ball. Now what to do with one left over ball of teal colored wool ? not sure the color is suitable for dolls hair, lol, a mermaid maybe?.


Excuse the hairy arm but.......

I wanted to share a pic of what I am working on at the moment, just so you know I do actually get around to some craftin' sometimes, lol.
I really need to get it finished so I can take it with me to use on our train trip to Cairns at the beginning of next month.

Having never been an expert knitter and especially since I haven't knitted for years I am really pleased with how this is turning out, love the color and the feel of the wool. I asked my sister Sandy for the pattern after seeing one she had made, I choose to change the needle size and type of wool used to make it a little bit thicker, but it still has a nice lacy look when spread out, now if I could just get it finished I will be a very happy girl.


Last Friday was

a special day for our Family, our Mum turned 75.
She has had a lot on her plate lately with a few health problems so it was great that we were all able to get together and enjoy dining out for lunch to celebrate her special day.


Guess What ? it's July and that means..........

that I got to open my CHRISTMAS in JULY swap gifts from Marilyn on Thursday. Check out all my goodies, thanks Marilyn for being such a great swap partner, it was really fun to be involved and I love all the treasures you sent me.

Visit Marilyns BLOG to see the gifts I sent to her.

Last Saturday

we had visitors arrive for a few days, perfect weather so we enjoyed some walks around the area and Ash and Joe even braved the cold water for a swim, us girls weren't that silly, instead Pam and I wandered down to the local shops for a bit of retail therapy.