Wednesday, April 25, 2007


ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918). (Ern's father was one of these soldiers)

As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day -- 25 April.
Ern went to the local Croydon RSL Dawn Service which started at 5.45am. At the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne they had a crowd of around 35,000. Each year the crowds increase and the number of veterans decrease .......

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Saturday Sky




A telescopic view of the birdie on the branch in the top photo.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Dyeing Day

Saturday was not quite a typical Melbourne autumn day .... it was too warm! This photo was taken about 5.30pm and was showing some rain clouds.... we had a few spots and that was all. Oh when is it going to rain??? I decided to dye some fleece before it did rain.

The Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria will be conducting a workshop later this year. In preparation for it, some of the girls are dyeing English Leicester fleece. I chose to use Landscape dyes - Madder Orange; Tomato (red); Wattle (yellow) and Wattle sprinkled with Opal (lime green). I don't use precise measurements, just a couple of teaspoons of dye powder ..... ummmmm is that enough? oh well just a little bit more. The same with the vinegar I add to the water, a splosh or a splash ..... whatever comes out !!!! The colours speak for themselves.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Aids Baby Jumper

These two photos are of the front and back of an Aids Babies jumper that I have just finished. I thought that the recipient could have two jumpers in one ..... when one side gets dirty, it can be turned around and voilla...... they have a new jumper!!!

Clever thinking ..... yes I think so !!!!

I have knitted enough of these little jumpers for a while ... so will now knit some scarves and hats.

Saturday, April 07, 2007


........ the Easter bunny is upon us!!! The Easter bunny hopped by just as I was taking my Saturday sky photo ..... today is such a beautiful autumn day .... a lovely blue sky, no wind but unfortunately no rain. Maybe it will rain tomorrow ...... and maybe the Easter bunny will deliver a basketful of chocolate eggs !!!!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spin to Knit Final Parcel

What a lovely parcel Barbe sent me recently. There were 3 exciting skeins, one was completely coiled with targhee. The second skein was in superwash and had wonderful Beehive coils. The final skein was a sparkly one in mohair with angelina. As I said, the skeins are really fabulous. Barbe also included the current issue of Knitters magazine, tape measure and a reel of glow in the dark thread.

Make sure you have a look at Barbe's wonderful website: