We saw the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, Loch Ard Gorge and many other gorgeous sites. The weather is great, not so hot and always a nice wind. Tomorrow we are heading back to Melbourne, so we can catch the train for Sydney on Friday morning. They predicted a high of 39 degrees Celsius for that day, so I am glad that I will be sitting in an aircondition train heading for cooler parts of the country.
Mittwoch, 25. Februar 2009
Samstag, 21. Februar 2009
The main subject that everyone talks about are of course the bushfires near here, which are the worst that Australia ever had. Luckily we have not been anywhere near there.
Besides seeing many of the sights Melbourne has to offer, we've already taken two daytrips into the surrounding areas.
One to the Grampian Mountains. The hiking there was very strenuous and the flies a real pest, but it is a beautiful place.
Another trip was to the Dandenong Ranges. There we travelled through the bush via an old steam train called "Puffing Billy". Lots of fun!!
Today we will be spending in the little town of St Kilda. It is supposed to have a lovely beach. That will give us a chance to relax a bit. Monday we are leaving to travel the Great Ocean Road.
Of course we also met the Melbourne Knitters. They were a nice and welcoming group of people and we had a good time knitting and chatting.
Unfortunately I have not yet been able to upload any of the photos that we took, so there is no shot of me in my 'lovely' sun hat. ;) Maybe next time!!
Donnerstag, 12. Februar 2009
Mittwoch, 11. Februar 2009
Montag, 9. Februar 2009
Luckily I found a great pattern, posted by Katie Park on Ravelry, also to be found here:
Dienstag, 3. Februar 2009
Here are socks no. 7 and 8
Watching the movie Twilight I fell in love with Bella's mittens. Fortunately Marielle was so kind to post a free pattern through Ravelry: http://subliminalrabbit.blogspot.com/2008/12/bellas-mittens-updated-pattern.html
See the results ...
Knitting so many socks I have plenty of yarn leftovers, so I decided to treat my iPod to a bag. ;)
This way I can listen to it during sport and while working in the garden without the worry of it falling out.
Due to the cold weather I decided to knit a hat.
I think I found the perfect mannequin to model it ...