i have been MIA from the internets for a few days because my sister paid a bit of an improptu visit from brisvegas. she arrived on thursday and i have just dropped her back at the airport this morning, and we had a lovely, busy, time. the first thing i did was get her to try on the socks i have been knitting for her, as i had a feeling the second one had gone awry:
you think? of course, it was too big, so i frogged it past the heel:
and am now working my way back up the leg again. anyone would think i didnt actually have a daily knitting journal where i write down what i do to one sock so i can make the other sock the same. sigh. i did get to go to snb on saturday because my sister took herself up to sydney for some reminiscing and art gallery-ing. it was a lovely afternoon, as usual, at the novotel, tho i really dont get much knitting done. i was more interested in watching these two plotting to take over the world:
and admiring zenas marvellous red liesl in shepherd worsted
oh my. it was sunset when we emerged:
and another beautiful winters day emerged on sunday as well, which was spent breakfasting back at diggies (donna, ailsa and i had lunch there before snb as well!)
tea and knitting and newspaper reading in the sun
and then a trip to visit the local roller derby league so my sister, whos derby name is Narsty, could train with them.
what a great bunch of girls! they let me take some pictures but they all moved so fast it was hard to get anything decent.
my sister trains with SSRG in brisbane, and is at ‘star two’ level (thats her on the far right of that picture above). she was really impressive, she only fell over twice and that was because someone whipped her too hard. i used to roller skate when i was a kid, but there is no way im getting out there now. crazy skater girls! it reminded me a bit of knitting though, in that once you decide you’re into it, there goes the rest of your life, and your partners life, and your families life, so you never talk or think about anything else again! (of course, the fact that derby requires exercice and knitting well, doesnt, is beside the point). it was lucky Narsty had training to go to though because she probably needed to work off all the cooking and eating we’d been doing: risotto, sticky date, lamb roast, apple pie. maybe a bit of chocolate too!
well, its not often you get to spoil your little sister, so you cant blame me. i havent seen the narsty girl since this time last year, and that time was the first time in a very long while. we have not had the easiest of relationships, and spent a long time apart, and i didnt think i missed having a sister, especially because i was lucky enough to make some fantastic friends who are my surrogate family. but now we get the chance to start over and i am very glad to have her in my life today.