When I left Canberra for Perth in June, I had to put most of my belongings in storage until I knew where I would be living. Now that I have decided to stay in Perth and am about to move into a rental property, it’s time to gather all of my stuff and have it shipped over.
I wasn’t able to store anything big, like furniture, so have “lent” my kids things like my bed, fridge, washing machine etc. I don’t expect to ever get them back but at least I’ve been able to help them out a little.
As I remember, the boxes contain the things that I can’t get rid of. There are albums of family photos dating back to the early 1900s, linen, books, jewellery making books and supplies and……my big box of knitting stuff!
I think I’m more excited about getting the knitting stuff back than almost anything else! I bought quite a few Creative Knitting Australia magazines (I wonder what’s happened to that one? I haven’t seen any new issues for ages), along with some overseas issues. My main collection is old pattern books that I have found on eBay, Oztion and op-shops in Canberra. I’ve found that Perth op-shops just don’t have the same range of old patterns as Canberra, which surprised me, seeing as Perth has 3 times as many people living there.
So, being able to immerse myself in my stash of books and possibly some wool that I couldn’t fit in my suitcase is going to be great fun! I’m a bit nervous about how much it is going to cost to get the boxes freighted over. I might have to be ruthless with some things and get rid of some of the crafts that I haven’t touched for years, like my collection of cross stitch mags and a huge box of jewellery mags and supplies. I loved making jewellery but just don’t think I’ll be getting deeply involved again. I know that knitting and crochet is my main passion and will continue to be until my hands and eyes give up on me, which hopefully won’t be for a very long time.
I won’t be posting any new pics until I get back to Perth….USB cord is still there!