The Adventures of an Aussie Girl in Albuquerque

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

Wednesday, March 28, 2007



Is anyone still out there? I've been such a bad blogger lately and I don't even have a good excuse. Things have been fairly quiet for us lately although we did make a trip to Tucson a few weeks ago to visit Pete, Maree, Brendon and their new little arrival Joshua. We had a great time catching up and while we were there went to visit Old Tucson Studios where they have filmed a bunch of movies and tv shows including Little House on the Prairie, Bonanza, Wild Wild West and The Three Amigos. Here's a few snaps from our trip!

Love me a Cowboy!

This set was used in The Three Amigos.

Apart from that, I've been knitting like a crazy woman. I have quite a few finished projects that I haven't got around to posting. The first are my Jaywalker socks:

I love them, they are so bright and HAPPY! Details....

Pattern: Jaywalkers from Magknits
Yarn: Regia Stretch Colour
Needles: KnitPicks US Size #1
Started: 22nd December, 2006
Finished: 17th February, 2007

I also finished a scarf for mum's birthday. I didn't get a photo but it is the same as the scarf I knit for my nana for Christmas (shown below):

Pattern: Spit Leaf Scarf from Interweave Knits (Insert, Fall '06)
Yarn: Cascade 220 - The Heathers (Colour 4006)
Needles: US Size #8
Started: 4th March, 2007
Finished: 15th March, 2007

I'm currently in the process of making a vest for myself, as well as a birthday present for my sister. Photos to follow soon....

In kind of knitting news, a few weeks ago I went to the movies and saw "Music and Lyrics". I really enjoyed it - pretty much what you expect for a Hugh Grant film (and I've got to admit that he's not too hard on the eyes either). I thought that Drew Barrymore wore some really cute clothes too, especially a grey lace cardigan which you can kind of see here and here. I might have to try and find a similar pattern somewhere!

Finally the past few weeks of baking have consisted of:

Week 9: Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies". This is a recipe I've been using for a while now and one of the easiest!
Week 10: Nothing (hey, I was in Tucson)
Week 11: Banana Choc Chip Muffins
Week 12: Orange Macadamia Nut Cookies


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  • At 9:01 PM, Blogger meg said…

    You are forgiven - how HAVE been busy! Your jaywalkers are just fantastic - super lovely and juicy!

  • At 9:37 PM, Blogger Jenny said…

    looks like you guys had a blast in tuscon- how fun! your jaywalkers are gorgeous, but the monkey socks you were working on last night have me itching for a pair myself.... printed out the pattern today, which is half the battle, right? :-)

  • At 4:34 PM, Blogger kgirl said…

    great colour for you Jaywalkers - erally shows off the chevron pattern!

  • At 12:12 AM, Blogger Jacqueline said…

    i love the jaywalkers! the colour is fantastic.

  • At 8:15 AM, Blogger TLR said…

    Anyone ever tell you that Jaywalking is illegal ??!! HAHA. Sorry, bad joke!

    Good to have you back blogging again Bec.

    Reading your reference to the '3 Amigos' just reminded me of that stupid salute they did ... a mexican macarena if you will !!

    Sorry didn't catch you guys today ... we'll chat real soon I hope.


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