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Friday, May 03, 2019

McLeod's Daughters, Knitting, and Alex Ryan

The shawl/scarf grows!  Once again this looks more blue than gray in the photo, but it's not blue.  I do like the many hues of gray, something I think will go with almost anything in someone's wardrobe.  My friend wears lots of white blouses so I think this will be quite pretty with a white dressy blouse.  I'm currently at 20 points.  The pattern says you might get 25 points, so not much left...5 more repeats and each repeat is 10 rows.  I got 24 points when I made my pink green one

I really like this pattern, and have several others that are similar in shape etc.  This pattern does it's increases with kfb (knit front back), and many of the other patterns do yo (yarn overs), or something with a backward purl and slipping?  Trying to decide if I will make the next one using this same pattern or try one of the other patterns out.  Thoughts?  One is the Hitchiker, a pattern some of you may be familiar with.  My next one will be Buckeye Colors.


Or perhaps I should say a dressed up version of Buckeye Colors.  This is basically sock yarn it says with the needle suggestion of a 4.  The previous yarn needle suggestion was a 6, but the pattern calls for an 8 which worked out well, so am debating whether to continue with an 8 for this or scale down a bit.  My other debate is a bit less  yardage, but the lady at the yarn shop said I really didn't need to buy a 2nd skein for the pattern.  Soooooooo, when they don't talk you into buying more...just saying it should work, I didn't buy a 2nd skein.  Thoughts???


Alex Ryan (Aaron Jeffery), and Claire McLeod (Lisa Chappell) has such chemistry on the show McLeod's Daughters it felt real.  He was my favorite character on the show, and he was the one who almost made the duration.  The series ran for 8 years!  That's huge for a series.  It first aired in 2001 and had 224 episodes.  WOW.  There were lots of characters that did several seasons, but Alex...was there almost throughout.  
Alex Ryan and Tess Silverman (Bridie Carter)


Alex Ryan and Stevie Hall (Simmone Jade MacKinnon) had pretty strong chemistry also, but maybe a little less than he did with Claire, though Stevie was on the show longer and might be my 2nd most favorite character.



Look at that smile, and those arm muscles ladies!  Wowzer.  
 And Alex Ryan and Regan....Regan (Zoe Naylor) who also appeared on the series, McLeods Daughters for several seasons are married in real life!  

So, if you like cowboys, horses, pretty scenery, life on the farm/ranch, like to hear Australian accents, like good looking men like Alex Ryan (though my favorite, there were plenty of others), good on you, mate.  Watch the series, all 8 years worth on Amazon Prime.  Don't stuff it up, like I almost did and stop watching.  Though I think the show will appeal more to women than men, don't be a nob...men could get into it too.

AND.....Alex and Regan weren't the only real life couple on the show.  For awhile Jodi Fountain McLeod and Marcus Turner (Rachael Carpani and Matt Passmore) were an item.

In search of what series to watch next...any recommendations for folks who liked McLeod's Daughters? 


8 comments:

  1. I deleted the previous comment because I forgot to click the notify me. Sorry. The grey shawl is beautiful! I don't watch McCleod's Daughters so can't help you there. I'm more into crime dramas and sci-fi. Presently watching all the classic Doctor Whos. :-)

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    1. Never liked sci-fi, but remembered you being a big Doctor Who fan. Enjoy. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. The shawl's lovely, I like the different shades of grey too and as you say, it should go with lots of different outfits. I've never watched McCleod's Daughters, I can't remember ever seeing it over here.

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    1. Thanks Jo for your sweet words about the shawl. You should check out the series. It's really very good.

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  3. That shawl does look blue in the photo but whatever the color, it's lovely. I have never seen that show from Australia but I bet it's good and SURE you don't just watch because of those good looking guys. Wink wink! 😉

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    1. Wink Wink!! LOL, you gotta admit, he is really good looking. Thanks for the visit and nice comments about the shawl.

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  4. Never heard of that show. Sure a lot of episodes indeed. Being married and working together must be interesting as an actor, watching your significant other kiss other people.

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    1. I know Pat, I thought it was interesting too when I read that about his wife being there on set with him.

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