I finished listening to a taped book late last night - The Secret River by Kate Grenville. Quite a good read... (or should that be 'listen'?) set on the Hawkesbury in convict times. Thanx to the lovely K for lending it to me! Taped books are definitely the perfect companion for knitting... significantly improve my attention span and are a good way to keep me up knitting til midnight!
Last night also saw me cast on a beanie (which brings me up to 3 WIPs... oh dear!). The shrug is sooo close to being finished but still not quite... but seeing as Dad's b'day is a week before Mum's... I figured I should get trucking on something for him. He has a complete lack of good beanies, so there you go. It's in a lovely cream Cleckheaton Country Naturals and a specked (I'm sure there's a proper word for that) forest green which was left over from my trip through Africa where I learnt to knit. Here they are in front of the gorgeous orchids Mr Purl gave me over 2 weeks ago, which still look good as new!
I got absolutely no knitting done on the weekend... it was another working bee weekend, preparing for Corinbank. So we were up in the mountains cutting and carting trees and stacking them on a couple of huge bonfires to clear room for the main stage, and the rustic bar... great way to keep warm and get fit all at the same time. Bonus!! :) It's always nice to spend the weekend working outdoors... makes a great change from sitting in the office.