In Sydney, traditional pub interiors are rapidly disappearing, so it’s good to see this specimen in Surry Hills.
Monthly Archives: March 2015
Knitting in Autumn
Along with Mum’s leg warmers, I had been knitting this shrug at the same time as an alternative. It turned out pretty well and goes with my 50’s style dresses.
In preparation for winter, I’ve knitted a few things.
A double strand beanie to keep out the cold.
And for those extra cold days, a headband to wear under my beanie.
There were two birthdays over the weekend – Bridie Beagle and I were born on the same day (if not the same year). We were treated to some cupcakes from our local bakery.
It’s March, daylight is shrinking, and the nights are a little nippier. That said, it’s not quite cold enough for leg warmers, but my mum is a planner. She is planning to travel to some cooler climes in the next 12 months and requested a pair of these months back.
Lucky she did because it took me almost 5 months to knit these up. Technically it was very easy (just a long tub), but 4 ply sock yarn is a bugger to knit with.
Hopefully these will do her well on her travels to the Antarctic and Arctic Circles.
Day out in Bilpin
It’s autumn and the fruit is ripe for the picking. Time to head out to Bilpin to check out the orchards.
To start off, a pit stop under the oak tree.
And some refreshments.
Then, the main event.
Hubby’s height was put to great use as he picked 3 types of apples, 3 types of pears and some plums – 18kg in all – hauled it back to the car! What did I do? I took care of Bridie Beagle, who enjoyed her walk around the orchard.