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Week 13.27 – Lemoncello and German

Week 27 from July 1st to July 7th was one of glorious weather in Edinburgh. The city is truly magnificent when the sun shines, it’s just a pity that it shines so rarely! Mum retired this week, a major milestone in her life and kind of a watershed in mine. I’ve also had some distressing news from home which makes me feel every centimetre of the distance between Edinburgh and Melbourne, but I shan’t dwell on that now as I’m hoping for better news later in the week.

I’ve started playing with Duolingo to learn German. It’s kind of language learning by game play and so far I’m really enjoying it – I wonder if we’ll ever get to the point where more and more is taught in such a manner, imagine being able to earn history or physics by playing games. I’m up to level 6 so far and have 196 words apparently. The important thing is that I’m doing a little bit each day, currently I’m on an 8 day streak.

I’m still working on the cardigan for Katja, not much to go now – I could really get it finished in a few short hours, but I’ve been waylaid by a super secret fair isle project. I’ve never worked fair isle before so naturally I’ve opted to do a project that will test me – fair isle in the round and a small diameter. I’ve worked a practice swatch in the round. Can’t wait to show you but it will need to wait until I get the OK to do so.

Last night I did the final step to get my lemoncello ready. I started this process backin March and I have to say the results are rather awesome. I’ll do a post with a recipe at some point cos I’m definitely going to be doing this again!

And last night poor Katja wasn’t well, she’s had a bit of a fever and cold the last couple of days. Still she seems to have pretty much worked out how to stand on her own. I think the combination of being ill (teething again?) and this exciting new skill were too much, we didn’t get to seep until 3am. I reckon she’ll be walking by the end of the month. It remains to be seen which country she takes her first steps in and whether she does so before or after her Oma and Opa arrive.

Big girl can feed herself :)
130701 – Big girl can feed herself ūüôā

Yellow
130702 – Yellow – saw these in a second hand shop and they looked so bright and happy that I would have bought them if they’d been in my size.

Love my amethyst stitch markers from SpinPretty www.etsy.com/uk/shop/spinpretty
130703 – Love my amethyst stitch markers from SpinPretty

Don't trust the cardboard wine carriers from @marksandspencer like this poor guy did #waste
130704 – Don’t trust the cardboard wine carriers from @marksandspencer like this poor guy did #waste. He lost two bottles of wine and made the bus smell like an old man at a bar. I would have been livid!

Home made lemoncello - nom!
130707 – Home made lemoncello – nom!

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Week 13.17 – Puffing Billy

Week 17 from April 22nd to 28th. This week we were in Melbourne enjoying the sunshine and a trip on Puffing Billy.

MissK is sleeping like a baby after yesterday's terrifying swimming pool ordeal
20130422 – MissK is sleeping like a baby after yesterday’s terrifying swimming pool ordeal. Poor thing cried the entire time we were there and clung to me like never before. The only plus side is that she’s slept so well since.

The Hopetoun Tea Rooms in #Melbourne
20130423 – The Hopetoun Tea Rooms in #Melbourne would have to be one of my favourite cafes. I never knew of the links to Edinburgh until last year’s trip to Hopetoun House, a place all Melbournians visiting Edinburgh should get to.

Apparently failure to proofread is not considered a shortcut in the painting business
20130423 – Apparently failure to proofread is not considered a shortcut in the painting business. Brilliant fail!

$2.80 for leather shoes - let me think about tha.. YES!!!
20130423 – $2.80 for leather shoes – let me think about tha.. YES!!! #shoppingwin

Today we visited the lolly shop! #theyarnbarn
20130423 – Today we visited the lolly shop! #theyarnbarn

Female Superb Lyrebird
20130427 – Female Superb Lyrebird. I’ve only ever seen one in the wild once before. Couldn’t get a good shot of the guy who was wooing her.

Puffing Billy, view from carriage
20130427 – Puffing Billy, view from carriage. So glad that you can still hang out the windows, an awesome day.

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Week 12.49 – Knitmas!

Week 49 from 3rd to 9th December – A big week for parcels and goodies!

Anticipation...

20121203 – Anticipation… a nice big box of goodies from Aunty Tegan, Uncle Dan and Angus.

Look Mummy the postman came! @knitmas

20121204 – Look Mummy the postman came! My Knitmas pressent arrived today!

Lots of thing! #knitmas

20121204 – Lots of thing! #knitmas

@knitmas haul - gorgeous hat, owl mug, much missed mint crisp choc & more #whosmyelf #knitmas

20121204 – My Knitmas haul – gorgeous hat, owl mug, much missed mint crisp choc and more #whosmyelf

A little big but at least ears are covered!

20121205 – A little big but at least her ears are covered! I tried out a new yarn to make a slightly larger hat for Katja.

Treacherous

20121205 – Treacherous

Another parcel for me - i know what this is too

20121205 – Another parcel for me – i know what this is too

Exhibit A - bouncy baby on the move

20121205 – Exhibit A – bouncy baby on the move

Exhibit B - proof that I am now a grown up, I'm excited by this!

20121205 – Exhibit B – proof that I am now a grown up, I’m excited by this!

Snow! Wonder if it'll stick...

20121207 – Snow! Wonder if it’ll stick… (it didn’t!)

Where to begin? #yarnpony #knitallthethings

20121208 – YarnPony open studio day. Where to begin? #knitallthethings

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Week 12.48 – Katja finds her feet

Week 48 of 2012 from 26th November to 2nd December – Katja finds her feet and I learn how to do a knitted i-cord which results in a new hat for Katja.

Awesome new skillz #worldismyoyster #growupsofast

20121126 – Katja displays her awesome new skillz (yes, she’s found her feet)¬†#worldismyoyster #growupsofast

 

Playtime with crazy hair

20121127 –¬†Playtime with crazy hair

 

Just taught myself how to make i-cord

20121129 –¬†Just taught myself how to make i-cord

 

Happiness is sunshine and a new hat

20121130 –¬†Happiness is sunshine and a new hat

 

It's a little chilly on the canal today

20121130 –¬†It’s a little chilly on the canal today

 

Tomorrow will be quite pleasant

20121130 –¬†Tomorrow will be quite pleasant

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Week 12.47 – New starts and boredom

Week 47 from 19th to 25th November saw Katja starting solids and me starting a new knitting project. Yes I’m bored already!

Breakfast time!
20121120 – Katja starts solids and it’s Breakfast time!

Lunch is carrots, potatoes and cheek
20121122 – Lunch is carrots, potatoes and cheek

Loving the colours so far
20121124 – I’ve started knitting a new blanket for Katja in the world’s most boring stitch pattern – but I’m loving the colours so far!

Tummy time
20121125 – Tummy time!