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.