Ever since I started writing my Mum’s flower shop blog, I haven’t had a single picture of a flower on my own blog! I take the pictures, then put them on hers and don’t want to do a double up, but these orchids are too amazing to put on just ONE blog, they need to be shared with everyone! I always found taking photos of flowers really hard, but I’ve worked it out on my new(ish) camera now, and am pretty darn pleased with how these lovelies came out!
Because I know you all like details, and I constantly forget to give details, I’ll tell you now that my new(ish) camera is a Canon A3100 IS 12.1MPXL if that means ANYTHING to you! (It means nothing to me) It was an inexpensive one, but I’m all about Canon cameras from now on, they’re great.
Daylight savings finished last night… KB and I put the clock back when we went to bed and laughed when we realised we had ended up in bed at 8.15pm… on a Saturday night! This morning I got up and turned on the computer to check my daily round of e-mail, blog, ravelry, errr…. facebook (did I just admit that?) and noticed that it was 6.30am… the clocks change, but my internal clock doesn’t! It’s Sunday now, joy, the week has been filled with working both of my jobs, studying, sock knitting (of course!) and even a shopping adventure with a good friend, you can read her blog post about our day HERE and please ignore her references about my driving, I am a central city dweller and during rush hour if there is a tiny gap in the traffic, you just get in there! Apparently the same rules do not apply in Petone in the middle of the morning. Oh, and you’ll get a sneaky peek at my finished Noro scarf which I still haven’t blogged but have worn every single day (except for yesterday when I staged an intervention with myself and forced myself to wear my pink snuggly delicious possum merino lace scarf!) Once I’ve finished my socks I have soooo many things to post…
So, socks… I did it, I turned the heel, picked up the stitchs and knitted a gusset.
I’m now motoring down the foot towards the toe, and noticing that when I compare my sock to socks my Mum has knitted me, that my socks are er… huge, she was shocked when I told her the pattern said cast on 72 stitches (oh how I hate to admit that on my blog!) as she casts on 64 when she knits socks for my Dad who has big hairy man feet, so these socks will be home socks I feel! And I’ve decided that my next pair will be from the Yarn Harlot’s sock pattern. Typically, as I’ve decided on my next pair and even the yarn I’m knitting it from, I’m now dying to get my rainbow ones finished!
Anyway, despite it being Sunday and my day off, I have quite a large to-do list involving cooking pasta sauce, supermarketing, writing my Mum’s blog post… etc etc… not to forget the knitting of the socks, they’re quite high up there, so I’ll leave you with a photo of himself….
KB and I found some mushrooms in our front yard yesterday morning, but as himself had left a dead rat sprawled amongst them, we decided to pass on fried mushrooms for breakfast…
Sending you love and goodness, from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx