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.