Sunday, July 06, 2008

what conference?

i was in melbourne all this week just gone to launch the book i co-edited. the conference at which the book was being launched was for the asian studies association of australia, so it was pretty big. it was called 'is this the asian century?' my cynical colleagues and i looked at each other, said yes, and repaired to the bar. this was the view therefrom:

i did get out a bit, to the espy quite a few times, i must confess:

found some decent coffee in this little lane:

and a cute shop or two:

the markets were pretty cool:

someone told me to try the bratwurst man and it did look good but it was only 1030 in the morning so i refrained:

i did schlep all over town looking for a little shop that was supposed to be quite near my hotel:

not. cute little village tho:

i didnt buy wool, just some odds and ends to replace bits i borrowed at knitting camp:

i did actually get quite a bit of knitting done, started this just before i left and came home with a turned heel:

and i am now humming along on Lily after getting some excellent advice on how to lengthen the bodice without ending up with 600 stitches. thanks girls:

i quite liked melbourne, the architecture and the dinging of tram bells reminded me of europe, but good lord it was cold. am glad to be home, another busy week ahead.

k xx


TinkingBell said...

ike the look of Lily - on my list too - still not sure in what tho - what's yours in? Love the socks - well done you. I like Melbourne - there's a lovely shop called Buttonmania - which is sweet!

Glad you had fun!

Caffeine Faerie said...

I LOVE DeGraves Espresso! I have to go everytime I'm there. And the baguette place that sells the waffles - really good - he makes his own butter and bread, and imports everything from France. And of course, the chocolate cupcakes for that cupcake shop... *sigh* I love Melbourne.

So glad you had fun.

Rose Red said...

Good job not buying anything from Wool Baa (well, yarn anything, anyway!). Lily is looking good.

Bells said...

Oh I love Melbourne! Great photos. This will be me next week, posting about Alice Springs!

That's great about Lily. I'll be asking you for help when it's my turn.

Taphophile said...

That sock is decidedly yummy. I don't get to near enough conferences these days - damn that lost knitting time!

Jejune said...

Ooooh Melbourne! You gotta love those little lane-ways, and the Markets are amazing!

Great progress on the sock and Lily - and you got to WoolBaa! Lucky girl!