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Sunday, April 09, 2006
  nod . . . nod . . . zzzzzzzzzzzz
Firstly, in non-knitting news, I am exhausted after a busy weekend – dinner out Friday night (Calibrisella yummy as ever), Hobart yesterday and a birthday party at Maccas for number one son today plus a visitor last night, and two lots today. Back to work tomorrow for a break!

I went to the Craft Fair in Hobart yesterday, with Mum and my friend and her mother and mother in law and a couple of other taggers-along. I was slightly disappointed (read incredibly pee-ed off as this is what I went for. I have tried and failed at so many other crafts! I know what I want!) that there were only two stalls with yarn, and about 400 gazillion quilting/fabric stalls. Fat quarters as far as the eye could see. It was great to see so many people about however. And some of the quilts were amazing. And I love Japanesey things. I bought very little - some wire to knit a bracelet, which I did last night. It looks okay, I haven’t finished it with a clasp as yet but will probably do so later this evening. Maybe. I don't think I will do this again. I didn't really enjoy it and don't wear a lot of jewellery. It would be a cheap quick knit for a fair or market stall perhaps, but then you risk having 300 gazillion knitted wire and bead bracelets! And I only have three and a half friends!

I also bought some Noro Silk Garden, which I am busily turning into a beanie for moi. I have knitted most of the band, from this pattern using black and will do the top with the Noro. I am a sucker, I just had to buy something. Mum bought me some bamboo dpns 2.5mm for socks. I will get some sock yarn later in the week I think. I could have spent thousands of dollars, but as I don’t have thousands of dollars I kept it to a respectable $20! We had a lovely time and it is a while since mother and I spent time together alone, so that was cool.

In other knitting news, I finished the beanie for SS, am half way up the first armwarmer and am still plodding away VERY slowly on the Manly. Guess what? I am going to come to the SnB meeting on Easter Tuesday. I am very excited about this, can’t wait to meet you all.

Off to read some blogs. I will post photos in the next couple of days, more birthday frivolities tomorrow, but Tuesday is looking clear!

Knit on, sisters.
Wake up!!!!!!Only 3 days of school left after this!!! Looking forward to seeing you!!! Do you know where to go once inside the DOH??? I can email you, it's easy!!!
ooooooooooh we are looking forward to meeting you too!! And I am planning a surprise on Easter Tuesday (sshhhh...dont tell the other S'n'B members! lol)

I am having a sock competition on my blog at the moment where the winner will get some yarn perfect for socks (or baby clothes if you are that way inclined)....Feel free to enter.

I feel exhausted after reading about your busy weekend. I am so glad that I didn't go to the craft fair as I would only be interested in knitting related items.

I am so looking forward to meeting you on Tuesday, it may be daunting at first, I didn't know anyone when I went along for the first time but I was made so welcome, they are a great bunch of gals.
Yep, the craft fairs are very disappointing in the yarn department, but there's always the internet I guess.
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