A retro game is aired.

Due to the miraculous appearance of some time, DH has been doing a major clear out.  In the process, Frank Hyde’s Footy Game was unearthed and it came out for an airing this afternoon.

Growing up in the Aussie Rules state of Victoria, I managed to get through my whole childhood not recalling having seen one game of “Footy” on TV.  I refuse to be drawn into the specifics of whether it’s Rugby, Rugby Union, Rugby League or whatever you wish to call it.  The NSW connections of DH may explain the appearance of this game into his dim, distant past.

Here’s the field in play.  Notice the the recuperating dental surgery patient, wearing a bandage as a badge of honour.  I’m not sure how the game went, but I noticed both players scoring at least one ‘try’.

Here’s a closer look at the players.  DH noted that the rules have changed a bit. (One card described a player being dumped on his head!)  The rules may have changed, but I’m sure I’ve seen this done on occasion.

And here’s the spinning wheel which determines which of your players has the next move.

You may, like me, wonder who the hell Frank Hyde is/was.  If so, here’s the news.
Feel free to tell me that this game is now worth lots of money!

On a more sombre note, I’ve been watching, with horror, the news about today’s earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.  It’s very scary.  I really feel for everyone there dealing with worry, fear, injury and even death.  I hope everyone who’s still trapped can be freed safely.

Fair Isle back completed

The back of my Fair Isle pullover is finished!  Yay!  The allover nature of the pattern, with 5 different contrast colours makes it so interesting to look at.  I know I keep saying it, but I get a better idea of it looking at the photos than when I’m working on it.  I suppose it’s that big picture that I’m getting – standing back to observe.
In between finishing the back and really getting into the front, I’ve been knitting a little project as part of a KAL (Knit a Long).  I explain that, because you might be like me, and take a couple of years to work out what KAL stands for.  There’s a great monthly KAL happening in the Budding Designers Downunder group on Ravelry.  The KAL supports a different budding Australian or New Zealand designer each month.  This month it’s Christine Jeffery.  I’ve chosen her Tell Me a Tail bookmark.  I’m not sure that the  Regia 4 colour sock yarn that I’ve chosen is exactly letting this pattern stitch shine at it’s best, it’s still a fun and pretty project.  It didn’t take long to find a member of the family putting their hand up for this one!