The world is going to close in on me in the next few days with this move, so before the world collapses I thought I would take the time to write a few blog posts. These may be my last for a while, unless I can work out how to post from my phone.
I am a keen follower of what is happening with Kogin patterns in Japan and I see that they are now being used for knitting designs. When you think about it I wonder why this hasn't been done before. The patterns lend themselves perfectly to this medium.
images from kogin.net
And how about these sox?
This department store has a whole range of garments.
But I really like this collection of Hishizashi patterns. Looking closely at this i see there are some that are not in my collection.
We have sold our house and under the terms of sale we have 2 weeks to move out. I have over 30 years of accumulation to move in just two weeks!!!!
I visited the rental house a day ago and it isn't nearly ready for us to move in. They haven't moved out all their stuff. It is dirty, the gardens are a mess, the new cooktop hasn't been installed and we have to be out of here in 2 weeks. Nightmare material. It may end up that we have to move into a hotel for a couple of weeks and put everything into storage. I don't think there is going to be much stitching done in the next few weeks.
A grand daughter with a temperature saw me on 'Grandmother Duty' out at Logan. The skys were very threatening so I picked up the other girl from the day care centre so we would be safe at home before the storm hit. I had taken both the dogs with me, they have a dog also, and my dogs don't like storms but Choppy get angry at it and barks and barks. Chester found some dutch courage but Charlie hid under my legs.
The girls, who love storms, and I sat out on the back verandah to watch the show. I wasn't nearly as brave as the 2 & 3 years old. "Oh grandma just count after the lightening and you can see how far away it is", I was told. Only got to two when this lit up the skys. Time to move inside.
I was looking on the net this morning and I found some amazing photos. Including this one which was taken only a couple of blocks away from where the children and I were sitting on the verandah.
It took me ages to get home as there were accidents and flooded roads. All the trains had stopped because the lines were flooded and I must say I was glad to get home. Everyone was worried about me as it appears the storm was very bad around our home. Cars flooted away and a brick wall exploded when hit by lightening. Storm season has arrived.