Monday, May 30, 2011
Another weekend away
I've been away from Sydney again this past weekend. I flew about 800km north to Lennox Head for a special birthday of a very good friend of very long standing. It was a wonderful party - open house for the afternoon with lots of good food and many friends, neighbours and family. Not everything about getting older is wonderful, but such birthday celebrations are. This one reflected the richness of many of the experiences and contacts and interests and passions of my friend's past and present life. A life she's living well.
My daughter and grand-daughter came from Brisbane for the party so I had the added pleasure of catching up with them.
The Christmas before last I made a blanket for my grand-daughter using Frankie's ten stitch pattern. But she's grown since then and I thought I should enlarge the blanket to match her growth. I found an extra two skeins of the Noro Taiyo yarn, unpicked the 10 cast off stitches and started knitting around and around again.
This is such a fun blanket, but I don't think I'll enlarge it again. It's already at a stage where two skeins of yarn added only a round of knitting and a bit. Even I tire of garter stitch eventually.