I returned home from a sisters’ weekend in Sydney and drew the winner for the bag contest. I’m happy to declare Peaceful Knitter, Sonia, the winner! Sonia, I’ll be sending the sunflower bag to you as soon as I hear from you.
Some time ago my sisters and I planned a weekend where we’d all get together in Sydney, with the two small people we love most in tow, and it just so happened that the only date that suited us all backed on to my Bendigo weekend. And so I abandoned Sean for the second weekend in a row and headed to Sydney with my sister, Fee and baby Alice and arrived on Friday evening.
Saturday began bright and early with an outing to watch nephew Willem, who’s now six years old, in his weekly rugby match. I know nothing about rugby, and neither does Alice, but we cheered a lot.
In the afternoon, we all visited RoseRed so we could meet her new little boy. Drk came too and there was much food, tea and company. Mr RoseRed suggested a trip to a nearby park and when we left, Willem said that Mr RoseRed was ‘very nice. He’s nice to kids.’ That’s endorsement!
While there, RoseRed presented me with a particularly fine birthday gift. It took my breath away. Wollmeise lace yarn. Oh my. It’s taken much restraint to not wind it into a yarn cake and knit it since arriving home today.
The rest of the weekend passed in a blur of card games, good food, cuddling children and games of tag around Adele’s living room. Exhausting but exhilarating. I’ve come home with a head cold and a plan to stay home for the next few weekends, and then some. Too much time away, even for fun reasons, takes its toll at some point. But it really was fun and the little people were loving and sweet and very well behaved. Especially the one who doesn’t go to sleep very easily when in a strange house.
I have a lot of projects on the needles right now. Too many for my sense of well being to remain intact to be honest. I need to finish something soon. So stay tuned. I’ve set myself some mental deadlines for a few things and will be back soon with new stuff to show.