Saturday, August 27, 2005
Veste Everest completed

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I've just been busy, really REALLY busy with work and uni.

Veste Everest
All done now. I stayed up till 2am on Thursday completing the knitting and seaming. Then today I took it to the knitting get-together at Rubi and Lana. I sewed the ends in there and it was ready to wear!

I am so glad that I made it longer as it is still slightly short. It's quite a lovely design, even if I do say so myself. I didn't design it, but I did knit it...

Art Sydney 05
I have to review trade show for oe of my assignments for uni. There didn't seem to be many 'fun' ones to attend, at least not till the Bead and Jewellery Show in October, which is a little close to the date when the report is due. I was sent two free tickets for Art Sydney 05, and so I decided to go. It was really good. It used to be called the Affordable Art Show, I think. I guess 'affordable' is kinda subject to interpretation. I saw a few pieces that were priced in the hundreds, but most of the pieces were priced at $1500 or more. A little out of my reach, I think.

There was a group of booths featuring Korean Art. I was fascinated. It was quite distinct and quite different. There was something meditative and tranquil about many of the pieces.

I liked that most of the pieces were appropriate for displaying in homes or offices. Call me old fashioned, but I really don't understand 'art pieces' that are what I call 'ultra modern'. I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art some time ago, and I saw a piece of art that was a framed telegram. Tell me, what is the point of that?!

There were some escher prints being sold and if I had a bit of spare cash on me, I would have bought one for Chris. He quite likes Escher, I think. There were also some Leunig prints. My favourite were the works of Kwon Do Hyun, but unfortunately I could not afford the price tag that was on his pieces.

Margaret Peels fibre Supplies is now officially closed. I ordered a whole lot of alpaca fleece from them before they closed. It all arrived on Thursday. It was fantastic. I bought quite a few kilos. That will keep me busy for a while, I think, not that I am not already very busy.

I will probably not be posting again for a while as I will be busy for the next week or so trying to complete the two assignments I have due in about 10 days. My parents will be visiting next week, which means I won't have much time to work on the papers once they get here.

I have one case study paper to write. The lecturer has asked for a minimum of 3000 words. It's all about exporting petcare products. Hmm.. The other paper is about how the lack of availability of media in developing countries impact promotion plans. Hmm... I have only just started reading for them. Lots and lots to do.. I'd better get a move on.
You're going to be really busy with all that writing, still once out the way, reward yourself with some of the alpaca. Sounds like the perfect remedy!
A couple of KILOS of alpacka?! Yes, that should definately keep you busy :)
Good luck with the writing.
Hi Celia, I have finally posted a photo of my finished scarf swap scarf. If you would like to put a link to it, here is the address: Cheers, Lee
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