Early morning call

Received an excited Facetime call from our granddaughter this morning.  She had lost her first tooth and wanted to share with us.  There is happiness in every day. The joys of grandchildren.

A finished fluffy

I am not sure if this is a successful knit.  I feel sure that it will stretch with use but as the only real cost was the buttons the actual cardigan is a bonus.  I hope my granddaughter gets some use out of it. The pattern I used was Patons Classic Knits, high buttoning cardigan. …

Knitting in unusual times

I have been thanking my lucky stars that I am someone who enjoys knitting and crochet. During this pandemic it has been a blessing for me.  I have managed to create a few items and the most recent is one that I would not otherwise have knitted. A couple of months ago I purchased some…

The things you see on the bike trail. . .

Recently on my bike ride on the East Gippsland Rail Trail I spied a rider in front of me who seemed to be taking his hands off the handlebars rather too frequently.  I was surprised to discover, when I got closer, that the person’s bike had no handlebars at all, he was riding a unicycle….

Australian Children’s Literature

On our recent visit to Canberra I was able to visit the exhibition on Australian Children’s Literature at the National Library of Australia. The building always impresses me and reminds me of the Parthenon in Greece. The exhibition was in its last few days so I was lucky to be able to get to Canberra…

My favourite illustrator again.

I have posted before about the Australian illustrator Robert Ingpen and mentioned a book called Wonderlands.  I was lucky enough to find the book at a much reduced price when we were in Melbourne visiting our elder daughter and her family.  A great bargain. I just love his artwork. From Wind in the Willows. I…