Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Day in My Life: Saturday 14 March 2009

Hurray, it's Saturday! Sleep in day! Except I woke up with a runny nose at 2.30am, and then again at 6am. But I'm glad I rolled over and went back to sleep, and finally got up at about 8.45am.

Now, I had to be at Circular Quay at 11am, so I thought I'd better check the train timetable - ack, train at 10.23, so had a shower, ate some breakfast and spent about 20 minutes trying to decide what knitting I was taking with me - because my 11am meeting was my first Inner City Branch meeting of the NSW Knitting Guild, which I joined for the first time this year!

Since we needed milk, Husby kindly agreed to drop me off at the train station, so he could pick up the milk as well. Something we always notice about the area in which we live is how green it always is - lots of trees and plants and well-tended gardens. Even at the train station.

Got to the Quay at just the right time, met my work buddy Al who was coming along to Guild as a guest (and who joined there - yay!). The meeting was great - there were about 30 people and the thing I really enjoyed was the show and tell bit (yep, like school - stand up, introduce self and show off a piece of your knitting) - it was really cool to see what people were knitting - some from the latest IK, others from web freebies and others from pages torn out of old magazines. And then it was time for tea or coffee and cakes and chat! And suddenly it was 2pm!

The meetings are held in the library at Customs House (I did not even know there was a library here) - in this pic, the room on the left, on the third floor, above the arched window, where the window is slightly up, is our meeting room - a lovely light big space - it was great.

Train home, and no lift from the station so had to walk. Here's the hill of doom - although it doesn't look so bad in the picture - but trust me, it's a tough one. And it never gets any easier (sigh!)

Had some fish in the fridge which really needed to be used, so cooked it up and had the healthiest lunch ever! Look, everyone, salad! Green stuff - lots of it!

And I ate it all too.

Spent some time catching up on blogs, and then worked on Mum's Alpine Lace Shawl, which has been in hibernation for some time. I realised a little while ago that mum is turning 70 next month, so thought maybe I should get this finished for that...the main problem is I'm only a third of the way through and it's challenging to work on while also watching tv. Although I did manage it today while watching the news.

Husby came home from visiting his family, and does what he mostly always does - turns on the computer...heh, it's not that bad, really!!

Nelly came in to say hello and please give me a drink. Then she went back outside to sit in the weeds. (Geez, I really must weed that garden soon!)

Spent the evening knitting on Pearl Buck (finished one of the front pieces - yay!) and watching the Sound Relief concert on the foxtel. Nice. It's getting really late now (it's nearly tomorrow!) so am off to bed.


Diana said...

Enjoyed your neighborhood! We have killer hills around here too. I have to walk my bike!
Love the alpine lace shawl for your mom. The colors are gorgeous.
My greyhound's name is Nellie!
Can't wait to see that Pearl Buck jacket. I think I decided against knitting it but haven't a pattern to use for the yarn yet.

Bells said...

oh I didn't know you were joining the guild. Excellent!

I always notice how green it is around your place too and wish that we'd be able to be green here.

Go the alpine lace. It'd be so good to see it finished!

kms said...

ooh knitting guild. how interesting! perhaps i could be tempted... sounds like you had a great and very productive day!

SadieandLance said...

Hoorah for lifts to the train station. Shame you didn't need more milk so you could avoid the walk home!

Kris said...

Great write-up!

For those curious about joining the Guild, you really should! The Inner City group has done a 180 in the past few months, and I think it's only going to get better. There are some pictures from yesterday's meeting here.

Lynne said...

After some interesting goings-on at the Guild AGM I had a serious think about why I go to the Blue Mountains group - Show and Tell and the workshops are the two main reasons - I love seeing what others are knitting and learning new things about my favourite craft!

I'm curious to see the Custom House Library and would like to meet some new knitting friends [and reconnect with 'old'] so might join you one Saturday! And if you're ever up this way, we meet on the third Saturday of the month at Blaxland in the lower mountains.

Gidgetknits said...

I think I want your lunch! And your train station - mine overlooks really old, but not pretty-with-it-old, shop fronts. What a lovely day though!

MadMad said...

That's IT! You guys definitely have more exciting lives down under! Let me describe what I did for just one hour today and then you will TOTALLY get it. From 1:15-2:15 on March 14? I sat in MY CAR while my daughter played tennis with her friend. THIS was the LONG straw - my husband had the short one and had to sit at hockey.

2paw said...

What a delightful day (except for the killer hill!!!)The shawl is lovely, good luck in your finishing endeavour.

Michele said...

great photos! especially like the one from the library. and your mom's shawl looks lovely.

Michele said...

forgot to say joining the Guild seems like a fantastic idea.

kgirl said...

A day near to perfection.

The Guild sounds like an inspirational and encouraging place to spend an afternoon, good company and creativity :)

Ann said...

Sounds like you had a good day especially the Guild meeting in such a lovely building. Love the colors of your Alpine Lace.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a great day - thanks so much for sharing it, I love these posts!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely day. I wish you many more of them! :)