well as promised here is a selection of some of the highlights of the Melbourne Scarf Festival Launch and from the top we have:
early birds picking through the selection in the Scarf Market
Melbourne Scarf Festival 28 June - 07 July at Craft Victoria,
31 Flinders Lane Melbourne 10-5.30pm Tuesday to Saturday.
The staff meal of the week award goes to Ramona. Her vegetable curry ("the only vegetarian dish I can make" she says) warmed our cockles and other bits besides on what was a ridiculously wintery day. It was so good we didn't even leave any for Ganesh, our plaster dining companion, who as the deity of poets and theives, remover of obstacles and lord of beginings seemed a particularly appropriate staff meeting observer.
Even if one of us is Catholic.
So here are the presents i've made from the couch: two hot water bottle covers for two cold footed friends and a bunny bag for my accessory mad neice. I hope they like them.
We always suspected that Durtonia was a mountainous country with a national flag made from vintage teatowels but what we didnt know was that there was monkeys in them thar hills people, sock monkeys. Penelope Durston's Afghan Mountain is on show in the window at Craft Victoria in Flinders Lane all of this week and the next. We've got altitude sickness already.