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23 Hour Party People

Yes, as a Go Ahead Island State we have begun Daylight Saving 3 weeks before everyone else, and so we all missed one hour's sleep yesterday.  And why might we be Party People?? Well today is our Third Bloggiversary. It was three years ago that I first ventured into the blogging world. Who knew I had such dedication aAqua_slingbacks_2nd such stickability???  Leave me a comment on this post and The Labradors will choose (not eat) 3 winning names. What will you win?? I have no idea because my subconscious thought of this and forgot to tell my conscious brain. I will think upon it. I will close the 'draw' a week from now, one entry per person etc etc....

I know it isn't Shoes day, but I do have new shoes. These are aqua slingbaWind_was_wild_2cks. Slingbacks were all the go when I was a teenager, but they were apparently the footwear of wanton women as I was not allowed to have a pair until I was 16!!!  The shop in town didn't have any in my size but they very kindly sent to the Capital and snapped up the very last pair on the island in my size!! I have been wearing them and they are very comfortable.

The weather has been wild and windy, stormy, power blackouty and also telephone wire blowy-downy. I looked up when I was at the letter box, and the telephone line attachment thingy had blown off the house and the cable was hanging right down about a metre from the ground in a big curve. You have to look carefully, but just at the bottom of the window you can see the top of the cable attachment. I have to say that amazingly, Telstra come the very same day I rang and fixed it!!! A miracle indeed.

Harkis_audition_for_sale_of_the_cen The wind blew over more trees in the bush. Harki is doing her Sale of the Century model gesturing pose to show you how wild the wind really was. Peri is doing her roly-poly best to smear smells on herself to show you just how boogelly she is!!! After a morning of rain yesterday, the weather cleared up and it was very sunny, so I decided to take The Labradors for an extra walk. We walked down by the river, and in the reedy marshes we saw duckies!! Peri is a highly attuned duck seeker. Apparently. Luckily she was on her lead and ducks can fly. After the ducks had flown far way The Labradors bounded through the very watery reeds and played at beRollypolly_periing Labrador Retrievers!! I think that now the afternoons are longer they might get an extra walk every now and then. Lucky Ducks.

DisconnectionThere has been knitting, and there has been unravelling. The Connection socks have been DisConnected. They were different, unusual and noice, but when I tried the sock on, the Knit 2 loops together part of the short rows made the sock feel knobbly. I couldn't bear it. I know I wear lacy socks, but my foot and my brain expected smooth fabric. It was, after all, stocking stitch.  I can recommend this pattern if you do not have The Princess and The Pea feet!!! It is very original and I did love the whole concept. Instead, the ChocMint will be a plain sock. Later on. Instead I started Henry VIII socks. I have finished sock #1. I just used a simple lace (K2tog, yfwd, K1, yfwd, K2tog tbl) down the centre of each nHenry_viii_sock_1_almost_completeeedle for the leg, and then I did 5 panels down the foot, reducing to one at the toe. It is Katt's wool, and it is called Moss. Beautiful colours and lovely to knit!!!

I am watching TV as fast as I can. Heroes Season 2 has started and I was only up to episode 11 of Season 1. As soon as I started watching I remembered why I like it so much. I also quite like Bionic Woman and Life with Damien Lewis. MrsDrWho poohpoohs Damien Lewis, but he was an excellent Soames. I do find it strange listening to him speak with an American accent.

Katia_tweed I cannot talk about the Pulp Mill Decision. It is far too upsetting. This is not the end, it is just the beginning. There will be no healing, no coming together, while the Pulp Mill goes ahead. We are polarised and likely to remain so whilst hypocrisy reigns supreme. Obviously I can talk about it a bit then...

Next time, a recipe for biscuits and some sewing. Definitely some sewing!!!! Oh and I bought new wool, on sale. On a whim. Kati Scotch Tweed, in aqua and lime. 15 lovely balls. A cardigan I think!!!!



Congratulations on your 3rd year anniversary. A true milestone.

I love the Sale of the Century pose [and the roly-poly]. They are SO cute!

Rose Red

Happy Blogthday! I do like those shoes very much!! And I'm very sad about choc-mint sock, but am sure it will live again!


Wow new ADSL connction and yipee I can actuall GET into your site! No dramas so far, so finally I can visit and commen rather than just reading you on bloglines!
Happy bloggaversary! Your blog was one of the first I read, so it's so nice to see you still blogging. In fact I worry when I don't see your name highlighted in Bloglines with a new post!


happy bloggaversary (if there's such word) haha. i always wonder why i never get the hang of sock knitting. anyway, watching tv and knitting at the same time is really nice. i do that allll the time. in fact...sometimes i find i knit faster!! hahaha.


I never win anything, but so it won't be because I didn't enter this time, I've entered.

Sandra D and I have been throughly enjoying Nigella. Even Margaret has been captivated!

However we are all aggrevied we don't see how the quad-choc loaf turns out! How do oyu get it out in one piece without evcerything falling off??? I presume lifting the foil???


Happy blogiversary - sorry about the pistachio and chocolate socks - but I'm sure they'll be nice! Don't Harki and Peri look beautiful - let's not speak about the unspeakable john gay and past and current premiers (anybody know a hit man?)


I DO NOT poohpooh Damien-I have a tiny pursed mouth like a cats bottom-Lewis.
I knew once you started blogging you wouldn't be able to stop. It is a free,trapped audience and a chance to infect the world with your made up words.
Acribbits to you.


Ha Ha...I am commenting twice and you can't stop me!!!!
I had to say I just had the verification letters of vegbum.
snicker snicker


Actually I can delete you if I want to. Like I am a Dalek. Accribitz right back at you!!!


Happily Blogging for 3 years? Wow, congratulations on your blog's anniversary! Blogiversary, as Michelle said, sounds right, I've seen it before on others blogs!!

I love the pattern for the socks you ended up frogging, but if they are bumpy knitted up, I'm glad to know ahead of time so I won't be trying the pattern for myself either, I know I wouldn't like the texture, so thanks for posting your results, you just saved me some knitting and frogging time!


happy bloggy birthday, that choc mint looks donwright edible, and i too have a dog that rolls in things. his nickname is wombat (round thing on back with legs sticking up in air)!


Love the socks! doing well. Even i am knitting socks again (a pair for rachelle) after i finish those..gonna do a pair for harley..then plan on picking up some of my wool and knitting it into socks

happy blogaversary...



Happy bloggiversary! Hope you'll keep on blogging as I always enjoy your photos and news about the doggies!


Happy Bloggiversary! Congratulations on three years of sharing your thoughts, humour, knitting, dogs, food and life with us - I'm looking forward to years and years more!
I'm with you on Damien Lewis in Life - could be good, a nice addition to the Weird Detective Genre.
Shame about your disconnection(s), I'll have to bear your thoughts in mind when I try out that shortrow pattern, but I'm glad the other connection was safely sorted!
Happy Henry VII socks too - pretty spring green, very appropriate :P


De-lurking to say Happy third Bloggiversary!

I love the choc-mint socks, such a shame the pattern didnt suit your poor tender feetsies ;-)


I really hate daylight saving as it upsets my sleeping pattern. Love the pattern of your Henry VIII socks. Thanks for the review of the Connection socks as I was planning to make them - not so sure now as I do have princess feet too!


Sorry, I forgot to include this - Happy Bloggiversary - 3 years of marvellous reading of your adventures & love every minute of it.


Happy 3rd anniversary! Commiserations on the pulp mill decision, yet ANOTHER reason I hate this government >:(

My Dotter has very 'Princess' feet, like you - couldn't stand the seam at the end of socks for her entire youth - she's a bit more used (resigned?) to them now, but is still pretty touchy about what goes on her feet.

Bionic Knitter Woman

Congrats on three years - pooh pooh all those that said it wouldn't last.

I met the StitchWrangler for coffee and knitting in public, she spoke fondly of your nice comments.


Happy Blogiversary! This was quite a green post. And I love Damian Lewis, too. I watched about 15 minutes of Life one night and just couldn't get into it, but maybe I should try again, for his sake. ;-)


Wow. .. 3 years is a long time to keep at it! Congrats! Glad to have found your blog (I guess technically you found mine, but either way!)

metal and knit

3 years it is a milestone.

Boss says Hello to the girls he is being a good boy and doing as he is told.

loving your socks mine are going along well as one of the girls at work is learning along with me.


I see you've had some wild weather in Tassie too. I think we're in for a very wild summer one way or another. (See today's post on my blog for knitting in the dark tips(g)). I feel for you about the Pulp Mill. Love hearing about the dogs. Brings back lots of good laby memories. :o) Congrats on the blogiversary.


Happy (belated) Blogiversary! I started reading you shortly after you began this and I'm so glad I found you! It must be a Labrador thing! You gotta love like minds.


I'm commenting cause I'm a hopin' the prize might be some of your sumptious cooking - congratulations by the way, we love your blogging

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