Thursday, 10 December 2009

South Rabbitohs, Penrith Panthers and Xmas

Hi everyone

I had no intention of blogging this so soon. You may know that I am trying to finish 2 blankets and another ripple pillow before my early family Xmas celebration.

So yesterday afternoon, I sat down and watched this

I love the songs, the costumes and the actors.

I then realised that I was closer than I thought to a finish ...

This is for DD2 and her partner. DD2 is a South Sydney Rabbitohs fan - colours, red, green and white or black. Souths are one of the longest members of our Rugby League comp. Her partner is a Penrith Panthers fan and at one time their colours were red, green and black (they have changed colours a few times in their short career in our Rugby League). My favourite Xmas colours too ..... so ...

Souths blanket display, originally uploaded by Aussie Maria.

A lapghan was created to keep them warm when they go to watch their teams play

Details - Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8ply in Holly, Mid Green, Almond and Raven approx. 300g of each.
Measures - 105cm x 105cm
Weighs - 1.2kg
Hook - 5mm (I would prefer to use a smaller hook next time with this wool)

And a quick answer for Mrs Twins (Sue) - I have spent Christmas at the beach over the years but I have never had a meal there. Most Aussies don't as the sand gets into everything. There is usally a headland with grass or a park nearby where a meal can be had. Those who don't like sand in everything usually wait here for those who don't care cause they love the beach.

Bye for now


  1. Wow! Thanks for that Maria!
    Thanks for replying to my question.
    Now your crocheting! May I say it's absolutely superb! I am totally in love with the colours, although they are not my colours as you well know. I like pastels. BUT I must say this is out of this world. The colour combination is perfect. The colours compliment each other so well. Your crocheting looks so neat and perfect. What a wonderful idea. Well done to you for getting it finished especially while watching a nice film too. I bet your'e really chuffed with yourself for getting it finished.
    The Royal Sisters have blogged a tutorial for some beautiful hearts. Look good.
    Pleased for you Maria, thanks also for visiting me and leaving comments most appreciated.
    Hugs and LOve Suex

  2. I love White Christmas too and is one of several Christmas movies I love to watch. Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower.

  3. Wow! Absolutely stunning. Your crochet is so neat and uniform and the colours are great. Hope you are feeling proud of yourself. The recipients of this labour of love will be thrilled.

  4. Did I just read Xmas at the beach... no way, so jealous...

    Just want to let you know I did pick your name THE GREAT BARRIER REEF for my glitterie scarf. I add a link over to you, just so you know you may have some new visitors.

    Now about these colors... I love, love, love.

  5. The afghan looks fantastic Maria.

  6. Hi Maria I have just been catching up with your blog and well done to you on your lapghan, it is perfect and the edging really sets is off. Everyone in crochet blog land seems to work so fast - its brilliant!! There will be much cheering when that present is opened on Christmas morning! Thanks for the insight into Christmas at the beach it is so fascinating to hear about traditions on the other side of the world - I hope you aren't too hot! Kim x

  7. Hi Maria,
    I recorded "White Christmas" on my DVR and watched it the other day. I had never seen it all the way through - just clips now and again. I love movies from the 1950s they are so colorful not like so many now that are so DARK.
    You inspired me! I love the color combination of red, black, white and gray in your lovely crocheted afghan. Hubby took me to our local craft store (Michaels) and I bought some yarn in those colors. Not to do an afghan but maybe wrist warmers.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)