UFO Rescue

So yet again its been a busy month….
I’ve pretty much just been working on Itaca and I’m just catching up on some rows for the Weather Scarf.
The recent heatwave has me using mostly orange and pink.

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In June I learned Picot Edging which I applied to a Ufo of blanket squares from long ago. Turns out due to my lack of knowledge about tension at the time that the squares aren’t quite all the same size.
So I’m using crochet to fill the gaps and have now learned Popcorn Stitch. 

July Challenge Alert

This involves doing multiple trebles into one stitch then pulling the trebles together. Here’s a basic tutorial

Popcorn Stitch

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I’m not sure where this project is going exactly, I’ve half an idea of lining the other side with fabric but that could change. I will probably use this blanket as a canvas for new stitch techniques though since Itaca has slowed me down in terms of number of projects on the go.
Wish I could get paid to make stuff all day!

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Beach Yarnery

After a very tiring week of getting up at 5am for work everyday I had that Friday feeling. I popped into town on my way home, found some ace books in a charity shop and headed home to a cold drink! 
Later that evening we headed down to the beach to watch the sun go down.

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Walked along the beach for a bit, there were tons of jellyfish washed up on the sand!

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Got the beach mat out and settled down to do a bit of knitting…

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New shoes!!

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Itaca is really coming along now, its looking just fab. I really will be needing to get that circular needle before the piece gets too big.

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Beautiful colours painted across the sky tonight, really lovely 🙂
What a place to knit!

Brazilica 2013

Went out for a meal on Saturday night at Cafe De Pearl on Bold St

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In celebration of my good friend earning his PhD, we shared this fabulous layered dish of prawns, duck, pork, chicken, brocolli, shitakke mushrooms and much more.

It was wonderful, the dish is served on a burner to keep it hot, this is a meal to take your time over!

Mid way through our meal, the Brazilica 2013 Parade made its way down Bold St. We took a break and watched the festivities…

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The streets were lined with people dancing and having a good time.
It was a fantastic whir of colour and sound, and the girls all looked gorgeous in their costumes shaking their stuff!

It was a great night out and nice to get away from the house, those of you who follow me on twitter may know I’ve been having some neighbour issues!

Not much knitting time but I’ve been off most of this week and I’ve done stripe number two…

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That picture was taken just after a frogging incident whereby I dropped two stitches in the dark and couldnt rescue them.

I’m actually a few rows further now and flying towards stripe number three.

Back to work next week 7-3 so hopefully I’ll have many a sleepy afternoon knitting on the sofa!

Lazing on a sunny afternoon

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Saturday began with a day long bbq in a friends garden. We spent the day lazing in chairs eating charred chicken, listening to Lemon Jelly & Mr Scruff.

Once the sun went down we went for a walk on the prom

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Another bbq on Sunday (family this time) followed by a walk at Moreton shore.

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I’ve made some good progress on Itaca and I’m almost at the colour change.

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Hope you all had a lovely weekend!