Pearls Mother

Lindy is the mother of two spoilt cats, Pearl Phyllis and Miss Puss. I knit, cross stitch, drink wine, read detective novels and pluck weeds from my garden.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad.

My dad would have been 70 today.

He's been gone for 3 years and even though his last 6 monthes have caused me so much angst,
I miss him!

Happy birthday Dad, we would of had a wonderful party to celebrate.

This reminds me that it's time to scan all of the old photos onto my computer.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Snuggling kitties

this is the closest the my girls ever get to snuggling up together for a nap.

another FO!
a broken rib scarf in Bendigo Alpaca,
I have enough left over to make matching mittens.

a helpfull kitty,
the white bedlinen waiting to be ironed is the perfect place for Miss Puss to 'rest'.

Tuesday was a fabulous day here in Victoria,
I was home from work with a tummy bug, it was late afternoon,
it was hot, there were bushfires, a major power blackout
and my ipod full of knitting podcasts had no battery left!
So for 3 & 1/2 hours I had my torch, two hot kitties, a hot me and no noise,
it was weird!
The only place open nearby that had generators and could operate normally
was of course McDonalds,
on a tummy bug day you really don't want to think about McDonalds.

Monday, January 15, 2007

The job!

I have survived the first week of training and yes, I'm enjoying it!
But, i'm tired, I'd forgotten how tiring it is to be in 'learning' mode.
I've discovered where all the free parking is and it's only a 3 block walk,
so, I'm even getting some exercise.

4 more weeks of training and i will be 'live' on the phone taking enquires
and reviewing peoples telephone accounts.

The people are interesting and when they said wear casual clothes,
they actually mean't 'Lindy, wear your gardening clothes!'
yep, it's really casual, so I've treated myself to a couple of new polo shirts.
I'm even getting knitting time during lunch and breaks.

We are having 'sooky kitty' syndrome with Miss Puss,
she has never known me to go to work, so there has been lots of
'miaow, miaow where have you been all day' when i get home.
She has been better after the weekend of 'you're still here mummy!'
Pearl Phyllis doesn't care, she just keeps sleeping.

Thank-you to everyone for your messages of support and good wishes on the job.
Yep, it's a big adventure and challenge.

My new title

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Empress Lindy-anne the Eldritch of Mousehole by Sea
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Yes, this is what I get when I enter Lindy-anne!
And yes, Lindy-anne is what it says on my birth certificate.
I quite like it and it will look impressive on my passport. LOL

Monday, January 08, 2007

Mummy replies to the helpfull kitties

Girls, get off the bed, you're not helping me, you're both playing!
No, I don't iron my sheets and neither of you appear to mind,
but, if you do, just go and sleep somewhere else.

My thoughts about the Noro Silk Garden,
I love the colours but it's not as soft as I would have liked and actually expected,
so I increased the needle size which helped a little, but it was still coarse.
Would I knit with it again? Probably not, but I am happy with the finished scarf.

Today has been the beginning of product training at work,
it's still funny to say 'at work'.
I still need to adjust to the routine of getting up with the alarm,
but, I'm being a good girl and taking my lunch each day.
When everything has settled down I'm intending to walk to work,
at the moment i'm driving,
it will be a 20 minute walk,
so i can catch-up on listening to podcasts.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Helpful kitties

we're helping to make the bed,
don't you think that mum should iron the sheets?

we also thought that you'd like to see our mum's latest FO,
it's a scarf in Noro Silk Garden using the 'broken rib' pattern,
it's knitted on size 8 needles and took 4 balls of yarn.
the scarf is a birthday gift for our friend Jan.

Our mum is off to work again tomorrow,
she starts 5 weeks of product and systems training.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I survived.....

After a sleepless night and imagining the worst,
the first day was fine, met lots of nice people
yes, I'm going back tomorrow.

I've finished the january birthday scarf,
photos tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Hi Ho, Hi Ho .......... it's off to work i go!

Tomorrow is the day,
after 2 & 1/2 years of freedom (Ok, not working) I start a new job.
It's 2 days of induction, then 5 weeks of training and then back to the phones,
Yes, I'm the Queen of Customer Service, well, I used to be!

It's all a bit strange, but, I've bought a new tea mug and packed my tea bags,
so, I'm ready to face anything!

Wish me luck, I think I might need it.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Two kitties and a scarf

the first photos of 2007

Miss Puss having a pre-snooze bath

Pearl Phyllis displaying a lovely white tummy

My first FO of 2007,
A long thin scarf in the broken rib pattern on size 9 US needles.
The yarn is a hand dyed 'thick thin' that I received as a gift.
I think it came from Daphne at The Knittery

I suspect that you will see a lot of the broken rib pattern
I'm completely besotted by it!

Monday, January 01, 2007

The final photo of 2006 and knitting plans for 2007

this is my final photo for 2006,
taken at David's new years eve party,
yes, we were singing 'show tunes' around the piano
yes, that's David leading the singing.

this is the usual scene when I sit and knit,
two sleeping kitties to my left!

I thought that I'd share my knitting aims for 2007
# knit as many birthday gifts as possible,
there are currently two broken rib scarves on the needles for a January and a February birthday.
# use yarn from my stash,
but if I need to buy yarn, that's OK.
# finish the 3 lace weight wraps that are currently on the needles,
all 3 are for me.
# enjoy the knitting and try new yarns,
such as "Shokay Yak Down".

Now I'm going to be a Domestic Goddess and do the laundry,
which will provide buckets of water for the parched garden.

Happy New Year to all.