Saturday, May 03, 2014

SHIT JOB AHEAD.

I've finished knitting the Chevron Strips, now I have to do the shit job... stitching in all the freakin' ends!
Why didn't I do that as I went along?  It would have been so much less daunting if I'd done that.

I started on the first one last night, and it is going to take a few hours to do both of them.

ABOVE:  See what I mean?  Nightmare.
But, I'm going to sit down and just do it.  Then I will join them... maybe by crochet?  Not sure yet.
Then perhaps I will make up my mind what to do with it.  I'm tossing up between a small throw over the back of the Wing Back chair, or do another strip and turn it into a baby blanket?

Probably won't make up me mind today, I like to give some things LOTS of consideration.

Which is actually quite good, because I'm REALLY good at changing me mind.  Sometimes I do it over and over again, just ask me family!
lol

So, it's Saturday.  Steve (son) is working.  Stew is home of course, so maybe a trip to the mall, or even a stroll along the waterfront somewhere?  It is supposed to be a nice weekend weather-wise.

We should make the most of it eh?

Right... off to get some washing on, then stitch in those ends maybe.

ONWARD...

Well, it's been a lovely morning/afternoon.


ABOVE: Nicky and Alex (Friends from Hamilton) arrived to pick up Bex and Dante.  They were off to spend some time together at Lollipops, a children's indoor playground.
They had a lot of fun.

Stew, the two kids and I decided to go to check out a cafe' in Mount Eden that has a very good reputation.

We had lunch there.  It's a lovely BIG shop:

ABOVE:  'Circus Circus', taken from the side street, the shop extends back up the side street quite a long way.  It's like two old houses joined together to  make one big cafe/restaurant.  It is 'decorated' with circus type articles.

ABOVE:  The food was amazing.  Brylee and I only had a piece of cake, and neither of us could finish it.  And just look at that pie of Stew's!  He said it was simply divine.

ABOVE: Griffin had a chicken burger and chips. It also tasted and looked delicious. 


ABOVE:  parts of the interior of the cafe'.  While it was very busy, there was plenty of room and tables due to it being spread over two entire 'houses'.  
It was a lovely place to spend time over lunch.

ABOVE:  we fell in love with this building.  Can you imagine converting it into your home?  I would love to do something like that.  

ABOVE:  the Hospice Shop in Mount Eden.  It's a small shop, but it has some lovely stuff in it.  I got the ducks here... (what ducks?),  just wait...


ABOVE:  after Mount Eden, we went over to Ellerslie, cos they have a Hospice Shop there too.

ABOVE: upstairs at Ellerslie they have all the clothes, bric-a-brac, linen etc.  Then you leave the shop and head down the side of the building to...

All the electrical, sports, furniture, music records, DVD's, CD's, mirrors, paintings and a while heap more stuff!
An awesome shop.

ABOVE:  We managed to find quite a bit of 'treasure'.  And those three ducks!   

It's 'Duck Season' here, so I got me some ducks without killing them!  lol

So we had lots of fun while out today.  And of course finding two more awesome Hospice Shops was a bonus.

I might just be taking Lacy and Bex back to the Ellerslie one next week.  I'm sure they will love the shop.

6 comments:

  1. Chris, when the pieces are crocheted together you can include the ends then. I did that when I made my blanket. Lie them along the seam and crochet them under the stitching. Certainly easier than sewing them all in first!! Worked for me anyway.

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  2. Eeeek rather you than me that's for sure! bit cold and dreary here not much of a day for anything!!!

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  3. Anonymous6:03 PM

    Love Circus Circus. I have a friend who lives in Mount Eden and she loves it there, and I have eaten in a few cafes there with her. Olaf's is also worth checking out (on one of the side streets at the city end) - it is a bakery and cafe. The bread is fantastic. Penny xo

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  4. Anonymous6:41 PM

    ...Lacy? Sorry she only has 1 day spare next week and that's Monday....the rest are full.

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  5. Hi there! My brother lives in Mt Eden and every time we visit we have a drink in De Post!, we walk up his street and then sit outside for a vino! Havent been for a while ( to Auckland I mean). Love Circus Circus too and the place on the corner does amazing breakfasts, just love Mt Eden village x

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  6. That looks like a great day! Love the ducks.

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