I like little country cottages, like this one on the outskirts of Bowral.
Lots of fog and dew on autumn mornings.
And who doesn’t love a stringybark – bark still in tact at this time of year.
I’ve discovered all sort of photos that I hadn’t blogged about. This one was from 3 years ago when I went to the Southern Highlands for the weekend with some friends.
It’s strange looking at these photos from way back, from a time when we could book holidays willy-nilly and enjoy the autumn colours.
I haven’t knitted a whole lot, but I have completed two short-ish projects this year.
This project and yarn was bought all the way in this beautiful shop in Nelson, New Zealand, but it took awhile for me to pick up. Loved the yarn and pattern though.
And this children’s vest (using an old favourite of a pattern) is for my cousin J’s under 4 year old sons. Hopefully it will get some use from them both.
It might have been deep winter, but there were still a flower or two blooming in the garden – a sign of the Spring time to come.
While we’re talking about the Abbey, I’ll post another reflection from the community. How I’d like to be walking those fields now. Hopefully I’ll get to return sometime this year.
In 2019, my yearly visit to the Abbey was in July. As always around this time, it was a bit crisp at dawn, but it was still lovely to be up with the birds.
Now, I’ve come to realise that if I were to ask anyone for guidance during these trying times, it would guidance from this little community, who have chosen to live the secluded life. So I’ve left a little video here for you to ponder on if you will.
Two completely unrelated photos, the only connection is that they are of the natural world.
Some Egg and Bacon Pea flowers besides the walking track at Mount Ettalong on the Central Coast last spring. Drought or not, the show must go on.
And this is a sight that most of us won’t forget in a hurry – the sight of a blood-red bushfire sunset in the middle of the autumn bushfires last year, as seen from my backyard. This scene was repeated for weeks. Spectacular but not one I really would like to see repeated.
Hope you’re going alright out there in isolation. I’m alright here in Sydney. It’s certainly given me a reason to complete things that were let go months ago.
At the moment, I’m going through my photo archive for things that I missed out on posting in recent years. I’ll be posting these in the coming weeks. They might not always be related, but a bit of randomness these days isn’t a bad thing.
These pictures hail from all the way back from winter 2018, when we had a run of frosty days in the suburbs. Frost is a rare thing in our part of Sydney so I had to get my camera out.
Winter might be just around the corner, but as long as you’re warm and dry, it’s not such a bad thing. It certainly gives me a better reason to hibernate, and not regret it.
The majority of the year was taken up in doing much more substantial knitting. This cardigan had been on my knitting queue for awhile, so it was great to be able to see it to the finish. It’s made with a combination of two thin-ish yarns held together (one variegated and one solid). The buttons were bought at the op shop in the tiny NZ town of Granity by a local maker (not sure who).
This vest was actually completed in early 2020, but the bulk of the work was done in 2019. The wool was actually bought by Mum while she was in Reykjavik, Iceland (thanks Mum). The buttons were bought in Hobart, Tasmania, but was machine-made, I think. It’ll be a cosy garment mid-winter, worn underneath my coat.
I know, it’s been a long time between posts. I’ve lost much of my blogging momentum last year but hopefully I can still continue on this year, catching up on my photo posts. First, my knitted works for last year.
I made two sets of baby booties last year for various new mums of my acquaintance. I hadn’t knitted these for awhile so it was a bit like a trip down memory lane.