To paraphrase Dorothy, "My -- ! Weekends come and go so quickly here!"
Sigh. Gone, gone far to soon dear sweet Weekend. I barely knew you, but it sure was fun while it lasted.
Saturday afternoon's cafe Stitch & Bitch was lots of fun, all the goss, laughs, knitting and Peppermint Tea a boy could wish for! Afterwards I met up with my friend (and ex) Stephen for some recreational beverages at The Bank Hotel in Newtown. Since Stephen located to Brisbane a few years ago we don't get to see each other anywhere near enough, and his trips to Sydney are always choc-a-bloc full of social engagements as he tries to catch up with everyone. So, consequently we pack as much quality time together as we can when we get to see each other, in this case over a few early evening beers (for me) and a few Rum & Cokes (for him). I miss him. [insert sad face here]
Sunday morning was some basic common or garden 'lolling'. Reading in bed, a bit of Sunday morning news tv, the making of crepes (with lemon and sugar - yum!), the eating of said crepes and the drinking of coffee.
In the early afternoon I went along to the regular Sunday afternoon Pub Knitting in the beer garden of The Courthouse Hotel in Newtown. We had quite a good turn out this weekend, about 12 or so knitters at its peak and around half of those guys. I dubbed Cecilia (recent TOA reader and commentor!) The Knit Whisperer a few weekends back, for her invaluable technical guidance. Cecilia helped me get my head around a technique for knitting a neat form of edging which looks like a piped edged, called an i cord bind off (scroll down towards the bottom of the page). Oh man! It's like someone let me in on one of the essential cunning secrets of the Universe. I cord bind off! A neat rolled edge! Of course now I want to i cord everything! All the world must have neat rolled edges.
Sunday night was the usual tv of Big Brother (snore), Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy and then an early night. Yay for early nights!
I promise to try and work up a weekend of drunkenness and skanky debauchery sometime soon, just to try and balance out all the Peppermint Tea and knitting...