The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

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

Monday, September 04, 2006

Lazy Long Weekend

Today is Labour day and we've had a pretty quiet long weekend. Brad is preparing for a conference later in the week where he has to give a presentation, so we've just been hanging out at home. It's actually been pretty nice even if I did spend 1 1/2 hours cleaning the bathroom this morning (I can get pretty obsessive once I start).

We went out for dinner last night with Thea and Bill who got married in Vegas last week. It was nice to catch up and hear all about their weekend. We also went to the mall yesterday where I bought a new pair of pants for work. FINALLY, after living here for 18 months, I've found a good pair of pants that fit! I've decided that I'm going to get a couple more pairs in different colours before we head back to Australia.

I've also started watching "Love My Way", an Australian tv series I got on dvd for my birthday from Simone and Tim. I watched the first episode on Saturday and think I'm going to really enjoy the rest. It's a nice change from the rubbish that is on tv at the moment.

I've also done quite a lot of knitting on the weekend (especially since the weather has been cooler). These are a few small projects that I finished and mailed off to mum and Charlotte this weekend.

This is the watermelon hat that I made for Charlotte. I used KnitPicks Sport Shine Cotton and size 3 needles. I just hope it fits!

This is a Christmas Pudding tea cosy that I made for mum from a pattern she sent me! The yarn is just a 100% wool that is a bit scratchy but seeing as though it's only for a decorative tea cosy I thought it would be ok. I had to guess the position for the handle and the spout so hopefully it's ok too!

This is the toy that I made for Charlotte using the "Kate" pattern from Knitty. I used Lambs Pride - Worsted (85% Wool, 15% Mohair). I ended up sewing on some felt to make the eyes and mouth. By the way, I still don't have a name for him/her....