There has been a frenzy of activity in the Curly loungeroom. The floor is littered with yarns, the mannequin heads are out and all energies have been dedicated to getting the beanies in the Express Post bag on time.
Yes, it is almost Alice Springs Beanie Festival time. http://www.beaniefest.org/
For the first time this year I have entered the competition in a couple of categories - just because it is so freeing to create hats, not necessarily to be worn but just because.
Naturally the hounds have done their bit to help by constantly taking yarn and partially completed projects down to the back yard, chewing crochet hooks and generally creating chaos.
And, as usual, there has been loads of support from the offspring - 'You have really lost it, Ma!' and, 'I hope it's not hereditary'. However I choose to interpret this as high praise indeed.
Here is a picture of Offspring No 1 modelling - reluctantly!
This has been a blast and I am really excited to be off to the Alice next week to mix it with a few kindred souls.