Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I've just returned from a holiday in Sydney. It was wonderful to catch a ferry again and to see the beautiful Sydney winter sun. Everything looks extraordinarily bright compared to the soft light in the South Island in winter. The sun in Sydney has a kick to it even in winter, but it does get chilly when the sun's not shining. So where were the winter knits? The last person I saw knitting was at Dunedin airport on my way out. In Sydney I looked and looked for hand knits but I didn't see any. I know you're out there, knitters, because there are quite a few knitting magazines around.
I found my woolen jumpers were perfect for Sydney, even when the sun was shining.
Hall of Fire Tam, which I think is the most versatile of all my tams.)
Roman de la Rose socks, and I realise that it would be good to have shoes that showed them off.
While I was in Sydney I had a message from Yarn magazine asking for a design for their next issue. That was pretty exciting. I've been making lots of charts and thinking hard. So I really hope there are lots of not so secret knitters out there in Australia.
And here's something completely unrelated to knitting. It's one of my father's artworks. He's made many of these, all very different and all designed to light up like little rooms:
A final photo - from Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains. Lovely, isn't it?