This week's Flashback Friday theme is groups, and as the criteria suggests photos be from 1985 or earlier, (when I was 7 or younger) I don't really have many group shots, except perhaps my Prep/1 class from Crib Point Primary when Dad was posted over to Victoria one year for the Navy. So instead I'll post this picture - a cute family snuggle.
I don't know who took the photo, it's seemingly like we were all alone in our togetherness, all enjoying each other's company. I think I remember Mum telling me that this was only a couple of nights after Dad got back from one of his postings and you can see in their faces that they'd really missed each other. I was also a bit of a Daddy's girl and used to cling to him like glue when I was little. My sister must have been in bed as she is missing from the family cuddle, but she was just a baby at the time and in much need of her beauty sleep. I'll have to include her on another Flashback shot very soon.
I finished the shorties! Only to realise I never listed them on the sidebar so I don't get the satisfaction of crossing them off my WIP list... I was going to do a lizard on the bum (and perhaps a little one on the front somewhere in that huge expanse of grey) but on moving the knitting to the laptop to sit and view the knitty tutorial on grafting (I have done it many times but check the pictures every time to make sure) I lost the darning needle! Last time I think I bought 5 because I lose them ALL the time. And now I've lost the 5th one. Anyone have any tips for NOT losing them? In the past I stored them in the crusty old pencil case that holds my knitting needles, but that doesn't zip shut anymore as some of my needles are too long for it. Now I store them in the box my stitch markers came in.
A note on the colours - I know they are very bland for a toddler, but it kind of makes me feel all environmental, looking at them. I bought the yarn (cleckheaton merino supreme) when it was on runout sale, and since there weren't ever many appealing colours in the range this was all that was left besides the bright orange, black and red. When I went back later for a ball of red to brighten up the kahki, it had all gone. But I LOVE this yarn. For a commercial yarn it is so soft and not the slightest bit scratchy. For less than $4 a ball, of premium knitting wool I had to have it. Perfect for a pair of sleeping shorties for my boy. Pitty they don't make it anymore, instead they went all cheapo on me and brought out Merino Spun which has acrylic content in it - yeeulch!
On starting this blog I had many intentions of learning new things and trying out new techniches, so while the urge to do another moss stitch cuff nearly grabbed hold again, I fought it off and tried the icord edge for the first time. It's rather strange how it works but I love the effect. As they get worn and washed a few times they should stop rolling up. I think it looks pretty neat.
And a dry shot of my new wool, I love kool-aid!!! My favourite dye job yet.