Doesn't this picture sum up Autumn in Greytown?!?
We had a new person come along to the Sunday Knit-tea meeting and she chose to come along on her modern classic old fashioned push bike complete with basket on front ideal for carrying your knitting! I was extremely jealous when I saw Millie's bike and it got me thinking that perhaps I should start scouting around for a bike of my own. Now that I'm a lot fitter than I used to be cycling might be a fun way of keeping me active on the weekends.
Speaking of modern classics... well here's a couple of classic... classics. On our recent holiday to the South Island we stopped off in the historic precinct of Oamaru and Ian couldn't resist jumping on the old penny farthing bike which was on display... it was a road to nowhere though as it was fixed in place but that didn't stop Ian from going for a stationary spin. I think he was having fun flashing his legs off to all and sundry!
Sunday was such a beautiful day that we were still able to have the Knit-Tea meeting outside on the deck. To be able to do that this late in the year is quite remarkable and proof that our better than average Summer has lead into a better than average Autumn. Earlier on Sunday morning a woman had arranged to pop around and have a look at my yarns. She had bought a sock yarn blanket kit from me at the Martinborough fair and was in need of more yarn to carry on with her project...
Rather than knit up a sock yarn blanket she took the concept and went on a different path by knitting a garment... a vest in fact. I think her progress so far is wonderful and I'm sure it's going to look fantastic when it's finished. When it is finished I'm hoping that I'll be able to post a pictre of her wearing it... stay tuned I'm sure it won't be too far away.
When I saw my Doctor recently for a check up I mentioned to her that I was having a few issues with my right shoulder which seemed similar to when I had calcification of the tendons in my left shoulder. The best option was to be put on a waiting list to have an ultrasound scan to see just what was going on under the skin. Fast forward to this week and I had an appointment at Masterton hospital for the scan. The result was that I do have a bit of an issue with how my shoulder joint fits together... but there is no calcification! So no cortisone injection and no surgery... just a lot of physiotherapy ahead of me.
I have a feeling that I'm going to be asked to ease back on my knitting while we resolve the shoulder issue but before I get into that discussion I've made a start on a new pair of socks for myself.
When I was on holiday in the United States last year I fell to the temptation of adding a couple of skeins of Shi Bui sock yarn to my stash. The delicate shades of blue and brown drew me in and I'm loving the way it's knitting up so far. The pattern I'm using is my interpretation of the stitch pattern Dad used on the last jersey he knitted... so as you can guess I'll be thinking of him every time I wear the finished socks. I like making memory associations to my knitting projects to make them even more special.