Wednesday, 18 November 2009


I'm going to be busy this week - these two genius children are coming to visit:

I plan to spend the time wisely, getting as many cuddles in as I can.

See you on the other side,

Leah xx

(Leonie - I stole your photo. Sorry!)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

It's Official.

The heat has taken hold.

We've moved the bed into the loungeroom - the only room in the house with air conditioning.


I held out for as long as I could, but now I'm going to hide in here until it's all over. If you don't here from me in a week, send out the search party!

Time for another gin and tonic, I think.....


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

When all else fails.....

When there is a heatwave, in Spring no less, and you are forced to endure overnight temperatures of 30 degrees (as I type at 11.21pm)......

The only solution to a heatwave.

There really is nothing else to be done. Gin is the only solution.

I am terrified of the Summer we are about to have. For those of you who live in the bush - good luck, and please, please - do your clearing now. Let's not see last Summer repeat itself.


Thursday, 5 November 2009

Today has been a comedy of errors - I went to work to meet someone who didn't show up, drove to my favourite second hand shop to find it closed, came home and found the cat with a grass seed wedged in her eye, and had to take her to the vet taped inside a cardboard box because we don't have one of those cat box thingys.

By the time we made it to the vet, she'd somehow gotten it out, and we paid the vet $60 to look in her eye in a perfunctory manner and pronounce her cured.


I have a dye pot on the stove which I can just tell is going to turn out crap.

Thank god for knitting and the Tivo. I shall retire to the couch now, and spend the rest of my ridiculous day off with the winking cat and the rest of my jumper, perhaps accompanied by some Monarch of The Glen, or NCIS, or Medium, or something equally as unchallenging, and ponder whether I feel brave enough to attempt to cook some dinner.

WM jumper in Progress

I may burn the house down yet - stay tuned.


Wednesday, 4 November 2009


Breakfast Sunday

This photograph is from Sunday, but since it looks exactly the same here this morning, I figured you wouldn't mind.

The only difference, is that today I burnt the toast, set the smoke alarm off, and scared the shit out of the cat.

Proof perhaps, that sometimes a picture doesn't tell a thousand words? Happy Wednesday!


Monday, 2 November 2009

Cool Change.

It's been hot here - too hot to knit, which after a long, satisfyingly chilly winter, is a wee bit depressing....

But today, after a long, hot afternoon, a cool change rolled in, allowing me the chance to cast on for my new project.

It's Wollmeise sock yarn - incredibly hard to get your hands on, but lovely yarn - the colours are amazing. I've been fortunate enough to find someone who was willing to do a trade for some of my hand dyed yarn, and now the balls have been wound, and dinner ordered - I'm ready for a night on the couch with some trashy telly, The Man, and an impossible amount of stitches on tiny needles.......

cool change project

Also on the needles is a pair of crazy striped socks:

Noro Stripe socks

You've gotta love Noro - it's a pain to knit with, the yarn is a little rough, but it washes up beautifully, and who can say no to insane colour changes like that?

Have you noticed the trend yet? Yes, I'm still knitting away - nary a sewing project in sight, but I promise I haven't gone completely over to the dark side - I bought some linen yesterday, and something gorgeous came in the mail from Ink and Spindle the other day:

Bonsai in Deep Red from Ink and Spindle

So all is not lost!

In the meantime though, I'll be back on here a little more often now - I'm getting used to the new work routine, and have graduated past the falling asleep on the couch after work phase.... the poor neglected blog is well overdue for some love....

More to come!

Leah xx

* a small footnote - thanks so much to everyone who bought yarn in my shop update - the shop is looking a little bare right now, but I'm dyeing more as we speak. It shouldn't be too long! xxx