Sunday, March 4, 2012

Labour Day weekend.

An old broom knows

the dirty corners best.

-Irish proverb

Here in Western Australia we are celebrating Labour Day long weekend. It commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians. It also recognizes worker’s contributions towards the nation’s economy. The date of this annual holiday varies across the country. This lovely long weekend has given me the opportunity to play catch up on several levels. My husband and I took a nice Saturday morning drive to the suburbs to check up on our new lounge suite being custom made for us. We checked measurements as I had a sudden thought that is this lounge suite too big to get in the house!!!! All is good.

I have several projects now completed to show you. I have made another baby set consisting of a beanie, mittens and bootees for a friend of ours who is expecting a baby. The lovely pink that I have used was just so lovely to knit with.

I know you can only see 1 bootee, but I did knit 2.

I have made a few table cloths for the library display tables. This week I set up a jungle display that the kids loved and went crazy over the books. I also made a butterfly table cloth as the kids love butterflies out our way.

Cute little butterflies

Since moving over to the new library I have had nowhere to put all the world maps, so I decided to make a big bag with tags to tie on to some hooks. This should make the area tidier for the staff to grab maps from. It is a very big bag too!!
Imagine what I can hide in here!!!
I am still knitting away at my cardigan for this coming winter. Even though it is not finished I thought I would show you the pattern anyway. The yarn is Purla and it has 15% alpaca. It is so soft to touch and being 15% alpaca, I can imagine what 100% alpaca would feel like. I can see why it is so expensive to purchase alpaca clothing. 50grams will set you back $17.00, and if you add up how many balls you would need to knit a jumper, there is the cost. But for something special, I would pay that price.
This cardigan is knitted in 1 piece until the armpits.
I decided to pay the local library a visit and found 2 interesting books that I couldn’t put down. I have started reading On my brothers’ shoulders. It is the story of a young boy who ends up in a Catholic mission and is saved by a kind hearted person. I am only a little way into the book, but I can tell already the making of a great story.

This looks like another great read!

For those of you enjoying this long weekend, have a great time. I plan to get my cardigan finished before I go back to work on Tuesday. Fingers crossed.
Cheers, Anita.


Karen said...

It is always so good to have a long weekend. We have ours next week.
Love the baby outfit and the gorgeous colour in the wool.
I think the idea of the themed table cloths is great, too. Anything that creates an interest for the kids is worthwhile.
Your cardigan is looking lovely.
Enjoy the extra day!

Bev C said...

Hello Anita,

There is a stall holder at the Kalamunda Markets that sells Alpaca wool, you may want to check it out.
Happy days.


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