Lately (winter edition)

Enjoying: standing on the soccer/ footy/ basketball/ lacrosse sidelines
Feeling: excited about the crochet classes I’m taking with my 10-year-old
Making: summer holiday plans (because I hate winter)
Reading: diligently from my 20 Books of Summer list
Watching: Further Back in Time for Dinner (their house in the twenties episode made me swoon)
Anticipating: the Melbourne Writers Festival program announcement
Listening: the Teskey Brothers
Loving: all the podcasts I’ve discovered lately, particularly Reply All and Homecoming
Needing: to finish unpacking boxes
Coveting: I don’t ‘need’ a new raincoat but… this
Wishing: I could find the perfect bomber jacket
Wanting: my ancestory.com DNA results to hurry up
Aiming: to put my books in the same order they were at my old house (it’s not as simple as genre or alphabetical…)

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18 responses

  1. Great picture!

    Crochet – don’t do it! Put down those needles right now! My mother lives with me and is an incessant crocheter. I’ve begged, I’ve pleaded, but the blankets continue to encroach and my flat looks like a mad old lady lives there (which she does, but I was hoping she’d keep it confined to her bedroom.) Actually, I’ve seen some cool stuff on pintrest that you can crochet, it looks fun. And I think I’ve nearly persuaded Mum to bag up the blankets & send them to the local animal rescue centre…

    • I love granny square blankets (but I probably only need one or two…). There is some amazing stuff – my daughter has plans (very grand plans) to crochet granny-square bunting. It all looks very hard so if I manage to produce one rug in my lifetime, it will be an achievement!

  2. I went off to a beginner’s crochet session earlier this year and after a few hours managed to produce a bookmark in the shape of a daisy. Was the effort worth it I thought later and really I decided the answer is no. All those instructions about double chains and triple chains were so complicated. Hope you have better luck

  3. But the coat. Buy the coat. It sounds much more reasonable when you quote the costs in pounds rather than dollars. 110? Bah. That’s only 20 coffees. A winter lasts at least 60 coffees.

  4. Years ago, we discussed the kitchen in your (I’m assuming) old house, it was very vintage and you loved it? If I’m remembering correctly. And now I’m a little sad I never got to see it, and I’m always nosy about new houses.

    Also, for Father’s Day here in the US, I got my husband and I one of the ancestry kits. I am fascinated! I’m *expecting* that E and I have “little” in common genetically, but I can’t wait to find out.

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