Sunday, June 15, 2008

A Day in My Life: 14 June

I think this is the first time the 14th has fallen on a weekend - this Saturday was a little bit unusual but also a little bit normal, because Saturday 14 June 2008 was World Wide Knit in Public day! But more about that later.

Husby and I slept in - wonderful! Even the cat slept in, instead of her usual routine of waking us at 5.26 am every day (and yes, it is always 5.26am!!) meowing to be let out!
When I opened the curtains in our lounge room I discovered workmen in our neighbour's yard, so I thought better of swanning around in my dressing gown and decided to have a shower before having breakfast.

While the jug was boiling I unpacked the dishwasher - when my mum is staying with us, as she has been for the last couple of weeks, there's always lots of mugs to be washed - lots of cups of coffee and tea!
Weekend winter breakfast is usually porridge, with lots of brown sugar, and mashed up banana - easy, filling, nutritious and delicious!!Winter has really hit and despite the rays of sunlight trying to warm things up it was pretty chilly. Nelly managed to find a spot in the sun for a nap, but I stayed indoors and spent a lovely hour or two knitting and reading blogs, emails and catching up on Ravelry.Grabbed a quick bite to eat for lunch at around 12.30, then had to pack my knitting bag for the Sydney WWKIP day get-together, which was at Darling Harbour (yes, right near the Exhibition Hall where the Quilt and Craft Fair was being held...oh the restraint I exercised in not going back!!). I even did my bit on the way to WWKIP by knitting while waiting for, and then on, the light rail. I really must make some fingerless gloves - my poor fingers were almost blue by the time the tram arrived!

Got to WWKIP and found myself a seat - met some people I "knew" from Ravelry - so cool to meet in real life! I spent a very happy couple of hours knitting and drinking coffee and tea and chatting - with over 50 other knitters! It was great! Just a shame it was so cold, as it meant we had to sit inside! But the venue had large windows out onto Darling Harbour, so all the tourists could see us and join in if they wanted. Really cool to see QuiltingMick all the way from Canberra, plus Ailsa and Donna, who'd been at the fair, and were very restrained in their purchases!
Finally left there at about 5pm and arrived home to find husby asleep on the lounge - he'd had a big day working in the yard. Put the heater on and settled down with my knitting to watch the news. Checked Ravelry again - there were already pictures of the WWKIP gathering posted in the Australian Knitters Forum!When he woke up we got some dinner (takeaway - a bit naughty, but it was getting a bit late to cook and we haven't done the grocery shopping yet this weekend, so the fridge is a little bare) and as Saturday night is a slow tv night, we watched Elizabeth: The Golden Age on Foxtel. Fabulous costumes on Cate Blanchett, I loved how the colours of her dresses and the colour and styles of her hair represented (to me anyway) her mood and the mood of the times she was facing.

14 comments:

Diana said...

Seems funny to read about your winter when it's 90 degrees here! I missed our KIP day but did stay home and got lots of knitting done!

Bells said...

You WWKIP day looks like it was brilliant! I wish I could have been there.

Michelle said...

You did have a good day yesterday! Fabulous to see you again.

kms said...

yay for knitting in public and meeting ravelers and yay for takeaway. and cate blanchett.

amandaj said...

What a lovely day! We KIPped here in Launceston ... outside! It was freezing! Well, about 3 degrees when we started. My hands only knew what to do because they had done it so many times before.

Queen of the froggers said...

The knitting day looked so good. I loved the Elizabeth film too for the costumes.

amy said...

Yay for KIP! I did not. I was barely IP all day, and when I was, I was playing with Nicholas at the playground. But I tend to bring my K with me all the time anyway, so I often KIP. :-)

MadMad said...

Oh, WOW! That sounds so neat! I tried to KIP yesterday... but had left one of my dps at home. In my denial/stubborness, I kept at it, but ultimately had to call it quits after only a couple rounds. Oh well.

Sarah said...

Nice timing with WWKIP day falling on the 14th, sounds like a fun time knitting

PrincessPea said...

Thanks for sharing, it's lovely to get insights like this into people's lives!

You all look like you have great knitting bags btw...

Snoozen said...

Sounds like a lovely day filled with all things nice. I used to embroider on the train or do a vast selection of craft work...drawing - which can lead to lots of comments or looks.

Looks like a great day from start to finish.

Michele said...

yes, does sound like a great day. very full though!

i think Cate B makes an amazing Elizabeth.

2paw said...

How lovely: swanning about!! We do that at our house too. What a fun day you had!! I think take away was a well deserved treat!!!

Ann said...

Looks like fun at your WWKIP event & such a big turnout.