Friday, May 14, 2010

Week End



If you zoom in on that pic you will see there are goosebumps. The kid looks freezing (blue-ish), sounds freezing (talks with the distinct chatter of teeth) and is freezing (a veritable ice block to the touch). Yet these are the most clothes she has worn throughout the entire week of sub zero (give or take a degree) and only for half an hour to celebrate the gloriousness of new shoes.

Straight back to tropical climate attire for a spot of ant patting (R.I.P. ant)...



...while I peel off seventeen layers to better photograph Mum’s new Porom beret, which will string Mothers Day out for a week by the time it is gifted. As lovely and snuggly and glorious as the Pear Tree Yarn is, I am not smiling but wincing against the chill. I am also way too chicken to block this one since the last attempt resulted in a Porom as large as the Starship Enterprise.



In a moment of panic I made a mad dash to Sunspun for wool for who knows what. An entire day for crafting at Sew It Together tomorrow and it suddenly dawned on me that I might actually need to DO something (but really?) at some point or other.

In the meantime, I am unnerved at the amount of solo parenting brownie points the Mr seems to be accumulating – and all in suspiciously good humour. He had reason to be in the Castlemaine area earlier in the week, although I am now doubtful as to whether that reason is work or migration related. I keep walking into the kitchen to make a nice soothing cup of tea and find the bench miraculously cleared and a sketch of a floorplan placed nonchalently to the left. I also caught him looking up markets in the local area. That would be the carrot to get the wife in the car, to happen by the house that has caught his eye, on the ‘way’ to the market fifty or so kilometres in the opposite direction.

Here’s to good weekends in every direction.

32 comments:

Jessi said...

i love that hat! :)

Mel said...

Oh lord. I have a five year old (as of today!) who wears only spaghetti straps in winter and then insists on a full fur coat in summer. So glad I missed the sub zero temps (though I would've liked to actually wear my cowl rather than just fling it at you at dinner!) and so glad you finished that awesome hat! It's perfect.

And now to kill two birds (or posts) with one stone I love love LOVE the hot water bottle cover. You may have given me an idea for some red wool I picked up on remnant table a few weeks ago ...

Have fun at SIT!

One Flew Over said...

You can't move 120km's away!!

Have fun tomorrow xx

Little Ted Canvas said...

That hat is gorgeous, I love it! My 8yr old is still taking himself off to school in shorts - madness!

Stomper Girl said...

The beret looks just gorgeous with your beautiful curls. Your husband sounds like a good egg, I have to say.

Chicken Willow said...

Love the beret and the photo is gorgeous. Kids just don't feel the cold do they!

Michelle said...

They are very nice boots. Great hat!! I wonder if I could pull something like that off and not look like a goof...

Posie Patchwork said...

Awesome boots, amazing, love Posie

Andi said...

Pretty hat!
See ya tomorra!!

zofia said...

You do suit a hat, that one is beautiful.
Have fun crafting it up. :)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Is Castlemaine the olive growing center of Victoria perhaps ? Or perhaps he just feels it might be warmer for children with clothing issues.
The beret is very glam . and any mother would reckon it was well worth the wait .

Anna Bartlett said...

Fabulous boots. Lucky girl!

Bianca said...

Lovely boots, and beret.

And I can't remember if you've linked to this before...but if you haven't I'm pretty sure you'll get a kick out of it http://facesinplaces.blogspot.com/

Little Munchkins said...

Aren't those boots the best?! Love them.

And beret looks gorgeous, I so wish I could do something like that.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

yes, even though I live in warmer climes it is still cold ( it was 4 degrees at 6am this morning) and said child insists on wearing shorts and tshirt... if I had those boots I would be wearing them every day too.

have a great day today....I wish I was going to be there.

Melanie said...

What rockin' boots! I would put on clothes to celebrate those, too :-)

Castlemaine can't be all bad - I hail from there. 'Course, as a young thing, all I wanted to do was get away to 'the big smoke', but now that I have, I appreciate having grown up there, and love to visit. I'd quite probably even enjoy living there again.

Mary said...

This is a little freaky, I also have a child you perpetuates the tropical heatwave look and rather than house plans in Castlemaine, it is job opportunities in Perth.

suzanne cabrera said...

Such a SWEET collection of images! I wouldn't take the boots off either!!!

Sandrine said...

That is it!!You are beret addicted I can see:)
Bon weekend!x

Fer said...

Can I borrow your husband? No matter how many times I use the words 'tidy' and 'clean' he still can't grasp it....

The hat is gorgeous, is this to make up for not giving her the cowl? ;)

june at noon said...

My oldest has the same trouble with moving from one season to another. She continues to insist on layers because she might get cold and brings extra socks when we leave, "just in case." We'll be well back into Winter before she embraces the sleeveless shirts, I'm afraid.

Beautiful beret, doesn't even look like it needs blocking.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Ohhh... I love those red boots - I want some for myself. Great hat too! Hope you're having/had a great time at Sew It Together!

heather said...

olive is just like your girl....bundling up is not her forte. your hair is lovely. i want to know what you use on it...but you are in a totally different climate. i am finally ready to control my frizz. i got my haircut yesterday, and i'm now learning about hair products.....for the first time since i was 13 i care. what is going on?

Sarah said...

Those wee boots are sooo lovely! As is the mothers day hat, love the colours, gorgeous!

Madeline said...

I still wear flip flops and sandals nearly all winter. Some things never change from childhood. :)

Madeline said...

P.S. The ant squishing reminds me of my sister who when she was rather small stomped on an ant and then said in all seriousness, "Awww...him forgot how to walk."

Angus in Northcote said...

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What the hell happened!?! I turn away for one second and you pile on the runs like Cameron White in the 17th over of a 20/20 match.

Castlemaine: the Northcote of the north, apparently. Our local paper did a story recently on how many people from Darebin (Northcote, Thornbury, Preston etc) were selling their houses to suits for three times what they paid for them and heading to Castlemaine.

So I guess that means the coffee must be good there and it's full of artsy types.

stringsofpurls said...

I love Porom. I've made 2 of them and they are so much fun! Nice job and I love the color!

Loz and Dinny said...

I'd kill for those boots ... well ones in my size - I don't want to be labelled as potentially dangerous to small children - especially when on the brink of giving birth to a hoard... mmm tree change on the horizon?

Pippi creates said...

Everyone's making a beanie at the moment. Potnetially just to rub it in that I can't knit or crochet, or is it just because its been getting a bit chilly of late? Love yours, and the boots (Ladies size 10?)

Megan said...

i did have a good chuckle at the ant patting. my kindy class does love to do that as well. poor ants! your mum's pressie looks fabulous, no need for blocking i say! also, thank you very muchly for my fabulous cheer up present, received and about to be blogged about :)

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