Yup, we're back.
Five weeks in paradise is tough, lemme tell ya. The weather was only so so, but I managed a walk or two most days and the op-shops of the mid-north coast have been completely denuded of hand-knits most of which have been unpicked and some of which have been unravelled, washed and re knitted. Mum knitted her way through two large 8ply cardigans worth of wool and was only slowed down by the need to unpick more jumpers. I have niddy-noddy related strain and bruising, but we have a reasonable amount of yarn to be getting on with.
There is very little knitting to show . I did a lot of knit/tink and knit/rip on the cardie project that travelled with me. The light in our unit was atrocious, Mum's relatives came to visit (3 out of 5 weeks we had visitors) and I did a LOT of driving - this all had adverse effects on knitting time. Beanies were, of course, knitted. Knitting slows my walking speed down to Mum's pace. A TTWC band takes a 2k round trip walk to the beach to watch the waves and check on the progress of the kangaroo family we adopted.
The really poor weather last week (9 inches of rain in 7 days) meant that the planned artfully posed shots of beanies on the beach, beanies with kangaroos and/or kookaburras and beanies in the rain forest didn't happen. Given the state of my garden, though, you'll be seeing a lot of beanies and weeds in the next few days or so.
Only one bobbin was spun due to crammed living quarters and lack of light. I did manage to resist the call of the local alpaca breeder, though, so at least the fibre stash wasn't expanded.
I missed you lot, though. It will take a while before I'm all caught up on blogs.