Wednesday, November 11, 2009

reunion

On Friday afternoon the pirate and I were hanging out at home discussing the pros and cons of having a brother. He would like one - a twin one. He misses the first mate desperately. It occurred to me that we didn't have anything particularly important planned for the weekend and 20 minutes later we were in the car and on the way back to the blue mountains to reunite these boys who love each other so much.

In fact, I overheard a magical conversation between them last weekend. They were discussing the options around marriage and how they felt about it. The first mate declared he did not want to marry a girl - No, agreed the pirate. The first mate reasoned that if you married a girl you had to have babies and they didn't want babies. No, agreed the pirate again - babies were awful. Who will you marry? I asked, and of course each other was the answer.

Being in the mountains, with its common misty cool weather, provides the perfect setting for settling in for an afternoon of knitting. I have been very frustrated with a particular pattern I want to knit from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls book. I have made many attempts at getting pattern working - and it has just not been lining up. I put it away several times and tried again later. On the weekend I was determined to work it out. It is my first attempt at laceweight knitting and I thought it was me being inept. But guess what. The pattern is wrong. WRONG!.

So now that I have finally worked that out and worked out how to get it right I am off.....


It was Rhododenron Festival weekend in Blackheath - but I was much more excited about this Waratah I found on my morning walk.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Such a sweet story! I'm glad you were able to drop everything and pop up there for the weekend!

Melissa said...

Fantastic waratah. I love the mountains and I'm glad you had such a good excuse to head up there. Reuniting the lost shipmates.

Bec said...

Too cute!
Sounds like a lovely weekend for both of you ;-)

Bells said...

those boys! They just break my heart!

Linda said...

so glad you worked it out, it looks rather gorgeous!!

kms said...

oh those boys are so cute. pirates should always marry their first mates, is that not in the pirate code of ethics somewhere!?

Grand Purl Baa said...

Ah! Be sure not to remind them of that story on their 18th! :-)

Sarah said...

Oh how lovely they are - belated happy birthday to the pirate :)

CurlyPops said...

It was so lovely to meet you on Saturday. Thanks so much for popping in and saying hi.
Cam x

beck said...

Just wanted to say hello and that I spotted your pirate on Saturday! I was the dopey one that exclaimed loudly from her stall, "Look! A pirate! Arrrghhh!!" I must say he is a dasing fellow and must get a lot of comments as he sails around town. I hope you had fun at the market, I certainly did!! xo