Just quickly before Idol starts…

We looked through 9 houses yesterday. A couple were just ok but too small, most needed a lot of work and the last one was so bizarre in it’s 1950s styling that we were almost tempted to overlook its major short comings. So it was a little disappointing but at least we are getting a good feel for the area and the market etc etc.
Meanwhile I have started knitting the bag o’ wonder! Hazzah! The Rowan Polar is gorgeous to knit with (as it should be) but fluffs up a fair bit. It doesn’t look bad, just not as silky as I expected. Perhaps for the next bag I will try some of Jo Sharp’s Silk Road Ultra.

And now that Amelia is safely tucked up in bed for the night (exhausted from attending a very full on but great fun three year old birthday party), I am already in my pjs (it’s 7pm – also exhausted) and Big-P is making pizza (he’s had a nap). We are going to settle in for a night on the couch watching Australian Idol, Pride and Prejudice and then a video of the Regency House Party. Bliss!

7 Responses to “Just quickly before Idol starts…”

  1. mayachatti@yahoo.com

    pride and prejudice! oh how i wish i had that right now. just finish reading the book and have been yearning to see mr. darcy in the live.

  2. diane@easystreet.com

    I like the look of the Rowan yarn. What will you line it with?
    BTW, just woke up here (7:45am) and as BBC is my homepage, there was a headline about a baby snatched from her mother in an underground parking garage in Melbourne. Makes you wonder what kind of person could do such a thing. Doesn’t just happen here in the good ole USA but nuts are everywhere.

  3. amy@9moonsago.com

    Good news about that: Heard today that the baby was found in an abandoned house, and reunited with her grateful family.( I’m a U.S. nut living in here in Melbourne 🙂 )

    Anyway… just wanted to say, Claire, that I love coming here for inspiration and artsy links, but also for posts just like this! A quick update on a yummy night of contentment. It’s a joy to read about the fun things of day to day life!!
    yAy FoR YoU!!!

  4. loobylu@loobylu.com

    Yes, baby is all safe and sound and the mother looked most relieved on the news.
    I will be lining it with some fabric yet to be found, but thinking of using some of that japanese inspired quilt stuff that seems to be everywhere. If I can match the red it will be perfect.

  5. judyhertz@optusnet.com.au

    I too live in Melbourne and have nearly completed a jumper using the Jo Sharp Aran Silk Road Ultra. It has a really nice sheen, hasn’t become fuzzy and is absolutely dreamy to knit with. I purchased the yarn at the Wool Baa in Albert Park and the ladies there calculated how much wool I would need as I was using a Rowan Kid Classic pattern.

  6. littledistraction@yahoo.com.au

    The yarn looks beautiful – I’m very much looking forwards to seeing the finished Bag o’Wonder!
    And, hurrah! Chanel is in the final 12 for Australian Idol. Looks like the voting paid off 🙂

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