Monday, 22 June 2009

Laying Low

We got out of town on the weekend. It was a rather necessary escape, just overnight, to do something different and unwind.

Our destination was Wollongong, just two and a half hours' drive. I have to say, it was very nice not to be going to Sydney. Not that we don't love going to Sydney to see family and friends, but we do it a lot and this was a pleasant change.

Our host was dear friend Kylie or KMS as she's most often known in the blogosphere. Wollongong is a coastal city and one of the things I love most is a wintry beach. Wollongong delivered.


Kylie, Sean and I plonked ourselves down in a cafe right on the beach and watched the storm clouds over the foamy waves. It was eerie and dramatic to knit, eat cake and watch a storm grow.

We paused briefly for photos on the shore before we escaped falling night.

Bells & Kylie

We spent the evening tucked up in Kylie's adorable new home, a cottage that has been lovingly restored to perfection. Can you tell that two knitters were here?

Knitting Corner at Kylie's

All in all, it was a great mini-break. So much knitting. So much talking. Lots of eating. A few handyman or tech support moments for Sean. Twenty-four hours of laying low in someone else's home, feeling good, feeling at ease.

And I may have come very, very close to finishing my Chevron Lace Cardigan. Almost there. Stay tuned.