Murder and knitting patterns

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Yellow Canola fields along the Goulburn Valley Highway

We’ve just got home from a short road trip to Shepparton where we stayed over with Wayne’s sister and got to see her on stage! 

murderShe’s in the Shepparton Theatre Arts Group performance of Murdered to Death at the Mooroopna Hall. 

It was such great fun and, really, who could resist a cosy murder mystery in a small country theatre?

Of course we couldn’t resist the merchandising either so we bought cups of tea in the official souvenir cups and there were home baked cakes at the interval.

1-totemLuckily we got some time go for a walk around the town before our night out and scoured through a few op shops.

I am very pleased to report that the going rate for vintage knitting patterns in most of the Shepparton op shops is 20 cents. I misread the sign in the first store and thought they were $1. I probably would have bought even more if I’d realised they were such a bargain.

The best find was a Spinnerin book, Spinnovations 2: 42 great sweaters and jackets for men and women.

It’s from the early seventies by the look of the photos and, appropriately, with a travel theme. I’m off to Charleston SC for a library conference in early November, with a short break in New York City on the way home, but I think I may have left it too late to knit myself a travel coat.

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