item 1 - it's hot - the first hot night of the summer and we're all a bit shattered. the first evening we have needed the air conditioner in the back half of the house and the fan in the front half - both freaked out poor billthedog no end as he slunk from one end of the house to the other
item 2 - here's the new mirror - a huge convex lens for the front room which urbane scrumping and urbane scrumping senior hung on the weekend
item 3 - guru art quilter maggie grey's new book 'textile translations' arrived! which was exciting enough but even ore wonderful and staggering was the fact that i ordered it on thursday night (Melbourne time) it was posted from the UK on friday and arrived here yesterday. that's faster than getting a letter from my Mother 2 suburbs away (which has been known to take australia post 10 days) i am deeply impressed by the royal mail.
item 4 - little news on the creative front. i have knitted another inch on my frill mitts (see and buy here - scroll down to the october 4 entry) . they are proceeding in a majestically slow fashion as i only really get to knit on the train going to work. it's a great pattern - straightforward and pretty without being fussy. and i'm knitting them in louisa harding's kimono angora which is just gorgeous to knit - just not in 35 degree heat.....
item 5 - linda gave me another blog award - thanks linda :) more on that tomorrow (although i didn't sign up for NaPoBloMo i did the first week without trying and seem to have got into a rhythm. this may get boring for you if not me... feel free to come back in december :))
item 6 - trying to live plastic free or even plastic freer is hard. half-time report coming up soon