The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

The adventures of an Aussie girl living in the American Southwest...

Monday, March 06, 2006

Photo Time!

Ok, so I've decided it's about time that I posted some photos. Let me see.... I think we'll start with our trip to Oz. Here are a couple of photos we took from our trip to the Gold Coast. Yeah, I wish I was back there now. We had great weather while we were there and spent most of our time at the beach. It was even hot enough for me to go for a swim (for those of you who know me, it's got to be pretty hot for me to swim in the ocean)!

This is the view from our hotel room. Although we weren't overlooking the beach, I think it's still a pretty good view. The houses along the river a pretty spectacular. What a hard life living in one of those with a boat parked out the front and beautiful weather all year round... I guess I'll just have to wait until I win Tattslotto!

And here it is! Surfers Paradise and no, I didn't post the photo of the guy without a shirt on purpose (let's just say, it wasn't only the men without their shirts on at this beach)!

The tall building in the background is (supposedly) the tallest residential building in the world. It wasn't even built the last time we were there, about 3 years ago.

Now we're in the process of planning our next trip - New York City here we come!

There's not a lot else to report since we've been back. Brad is busy at work preparing for a conference at the end of the month in San Francisco. I've decided not to go for a couple of reasons, the first being that I've just had two weeks off work and will be asking for another one for our trip to New York. The second reason is that we are planning another trip to California to visit both San Francisco and San Diego later in the year. I guess if were planning all these trips we better get saving!

It's been great catching up with my knitting girls since we've been back. It's amazing how much progress was made while we were away. Jenny finished her gorgeous birch shawl. Her work is so beautiful and inspiring. She really inspires me to knit things that I never thought I could!

These are some of the projects that I've had finished since around December but couldn't post because they were presents we delivered on our trip back home:

This is my first Misty Garden scarf which was knitted for my cousin Lauren for Kris Kringle. The pattern is from the book "Scarf Style" and was knitted with Cascade Yarns 100% Peruvian wool. It was a quick knit hence....

My second Misty Garden scarf. This was knitted for Michelle (who I work with) as a belated birthday present. I used Patons new 8 ply Caressa which I bought when we were in Australia. I cast this on on February 21 and finished on March 3, 2006.

These hats were knit for my dad and brother-in-law Steve. They are a modified version of the Hot Head pattern from the Stitch n' Bitch book. It's actually the first pattern that Brad has seen and said "Hey, that looks really good. Can you make one for me?"

This is my second Bramble Stich scarf. I loved the one I did for myself so much that I made this one for my cousin Alexis for Christmas.

Finally, these are my first pair of socks! YAY!!!! They're so warm and toasty. I really enjoyed knitting them and plan to do many, many more. The pattern was from Interweave Knits (my magazine seems to have gone walkabout so I'm not sure of the edition). The yarn is Plain and Fancy which I bought from the Taos Wool Festival last October.

I've finally finished weaving in the ends on my Blackberry cardigan and hope to block it this weekend (photos next week). Projects that are currently in progress include a birthday present for mum, and a hat for Charlotte.


  • At 4:49 AM, Blogger TLR said…

    Some pretty impressive photo's there Bec. You'll have to go into Travel photography ... !

    I might also put an order in for a beanie !! teehee

  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger meg said…

    Wow, you sure did a lot of knitting that I never got to see! I miss the ocean so much....

  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger jeannie said…

    Mmmm,mmm,mmm.There's nothing to compare with Australia's beaches. It's one of the few places IN THE World that I would consider moving to permanently.
    Wow, you've been knitting up a storm! What talent - your things are beautiful. :)


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