The long weekend

I hope readers on the Eastern Seaboard have survived the last few days’ storms with their roofs intact. I think we were lucky to get away with a single leaking skylight.

Seeing as I’ve spent most of the long weekend working, I’ve been quite glad of the miserable weather; it makes it so much easier to hunker down without that resentful feeling of not being outside frolicking in the daisies.

I did allow myself the treat of dinner & a movie: Zodiac (beautifully shot, really astute evocation of period and suspense? edge of the seat I’m tellin ya), followed by a Punjabi Thali at Maya .

Mmm mmm.

Oh and Happy (belated) international knitting in public day.

I participated in my own small way.

Waiting twenty minutes for the train home on Saturday, I was glad I had my Tapestry Craft sale purchases: enough Grignasco Bambi for a baby kimono, and a new pair of Knitpicks circulars to cast it on with.

Yes I’ve been to the sale.


Both times I was remarkably restrained though, just a few bits and pieces for gifting.

The latest trip, I'd just been to Funkis (where I got these clogs)

which I'm hearting muchly, and where I was stimulated by the clean yet complex olive greens in amongst the greys, blacks and whites.

I love Funkis.

I’ve always loved Funkis.

I could could move in to and live in a Funkis.

Given unlimited resources, I would go grocery shopping in Funkis.

No wait, they don’t do tinned tomatoes.

I hassled poor Di so much about her Baby Kimono that I'm now taking the pattern for a test drive.

Very sensible of her to change the 2,3 rib into a 3,3, and so far it really couldn’t be easier except for maybe a garter st granny square, I’m really savouring some colour on my needles, and the needles themselves? Smooth, shiny, quite a different handle to bamboo but I think I could be converted, at least in some yarns.

It does feel faster.

To extend the metaphor, it’s like bamboo is fourth gear and nickel is fifth.

But you know…sometimes you need to stay in fourth.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooo, i am a big fan of funkis - love the scandinavian aesthetic. and that green wool on your needles is pretty special, too! gorgeous.

11 June 2007 at 10:09 pm  
Blogger Di said...

Oooh, I love Funkis too- a must visit when I'm in Sydney.
Love the green you're doing the kimono in (at last you slacker..)

12 June 2007 at 9:25 am  
Blogger missfee said...

I too could live at funkis I love that shop and have my funkis tunic on today my new uniform!!!!

12 June 2007 at 9:31 am  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Sometimes a good storm is the best thing that could happen. No guilt over hunkering down on the sofa with knitting, wine, and a good chunk of chocolate...

12 June 2007 at 2:46 pm  
Blogger shula said...

I wish I had black Funkis clogs.

12 June 2007 at 6:22 pm  
Blogger Veggie Friendly said...

Hi Carson

Cheers for the link. I've been meaning to see Zodiac - seems like an intriguing way to tell a 'whodunnit'.


P.S. Funkis is great. Love their jewellery and their fabrics.

12 June 2007 at 7:05 pm  
Blogger Flea-Bites said...

I really must get out more - what is Funkis? Sounds like a shop with VERY loud music! I love the green of the baby kimono.

13 June 2007 at 9:29 am  
Blogger Flea-Bites said...

Thanks for the info on Funkis - I was in the city last Friday - first time for ?years? - but only got as far as DJs and the Pioneer Association meeting. It's so long since I've been to the Strand Arcade which I love. I used to have my hair cut there when I worked at North Sydney 20 years ago - I'd get a cab over in my lunch hour - oh! the profligate ways of youth! I really MUST get out more!

I love to knit with Grignasco Bambi - I've started a rug out of the Bambini I didn't knit to the undecipherable Annie Blatt pattern. It may well take me the rest of my life to finish it, and I may need to go on to the pension as I'll be broke at the end, but so far it's looking good.

13 June 2007 at 8:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So we're all moving into funkis - have you been to the new 'offshoot-store-which-isn't-an-offshoot-store' at Bondi Junction? mmmm. The floor cushions, the lights.

And now you have supplies to feed you, right? :)

13 June 2007 at 10:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmm. Looks like we'll be visiting Funkis, oh, I mean my brother and his wife, sooner than we thought.

I want those red shoes. And probably just about everything else in the shop by the looks of things.

I like the idea of knitting at the station.

14 June 2007 at 11:23 am  

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