Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Doktorfisch Socks (Regal Tang)
Can you see a resemblance??? The yarn is part of the wildlife series put out by Opal in which they have produced lovely coloured yarns to represent different animals. If anyone has watched the movie 'Finding Nemo' Dory was this fish species but of the blue variety. Anyway with the weather being very humid and hot here recently, makes a change from Christmas when we had to have our electric heater on, sock knitting is about all I feel like doing. I will be taking them along to S'n'B today where we can knit in comfort as our meeting room is nice and cool, we now meet at the old Coats Patons building which is very appropriate as it used to be a thriving woollen mill up until the late 70's early 80's. Not quite sure exactly when it closed down but I can remember buying wool from there on my days off so it must have still been operating in the early 80's but in a much smaller capacity than in its heyday. Unfortunately the 80's were a decade where knitting was considered a very daggy thing to do and a hobby for the elderly only, and as such the woollen mills suffered because of this. Now a local church owns it and they have a cafe and hire out meeting rooms, our local op shop City Mission are also there temporarily after their building was destroyed by fire. So we can knit, eat, drink coffee and shop at the op shop while catching up with what everyone has been up to over the holidays today, sounds like a perfect combination to me.
Just a little footnote about the cricket, Australias captain Ricky Ponting comes from Launceston and as he has been in the news lately I thought a little bragging wouldn't hurt!!!