Attention Perth Knitters

I am thinking of Starting a Stitch and Bitch in Subiaco or Claremont. If anyone is interested can they please email me and if we get numbers we can then arrange time and place.



Monday, April 07, 2008

What a Bag!

originally uploaded by westozcaat.
Wow what a great bag from my Ravelry swap pal PURPLE STITCHES!!! Thanks times 100.

It was filled (see flickr) with great goodies, a notepad and pen, point protectors (v. needed) a knitters gauge, tape measure with beaded cover, and jo sharp yarn samples- hello someone has been stalking me- I LOVE shade cards.

And the bag- wow. Based on the knitting needle bag but in a great butterfly stitch in grey with red sides and LINED strap, with a centre partiton (also lined) snap closure on one half, a pocket for the notebook and some bling to make the final perfect touch.

It is really amazing. I love it (and have already filled it to take to work tomorrow to show off! Thanks again Purplestitches.

One more thing: I know I have hardly posted at all lately, and they will be only sparodic but please note I AM reading everyones posts- all the blog stalking members- I read you everyday and whilst don't comment much i am a loyal reader.

going back to petting shade cards now.....

Monday, March 10, 2008

Library Additions

I went shopping last thursday night, and then today my amazon additions to my knitting book obsession arrived.
I'm so happy I don't know what to knit next.

They are:
Essential Baby- Debbie Bliss
Weardowney Knit Couture- Henry Conway and Gail Downey
New Pathways for Sock Knitters- Cat Bordhi
The Knitter's Book of Yarn- Clara Parkes
Knitting Classic Style- Veronik Avery

New yarns in the house include: sock yarn, sock yarn and more sock yarn.
I have become a collector.

Also my large (for me) malabrigo purchase should arrive tomorrow so keep an eye out for me rolling around in it.!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Opps I forgot to Post

As can be seen from the last post date, this blog has been neglected for far too long.

There are a few reasons for this

1) Exams

2) Travel

3) New Job!!!- I passed the exams and am now a librarian at the State Library of WA.

4) Lack of Knitting.

5) Ravelry

However, as I am now on Week 3 of the new job- I thought it was time to drag this back out of the depths of neglect and let all 2 people who have not tuned out by now, know that I am alive, knitting (more) tiny socks for tiny babies and trying to come to terms with the fact that working full time means alot less knitting time.

FO's to come, when I actually finish something.

My knitting goal for 2008- To finish all the UFO's from 2007 and not start anything new till they are finished. But given the fact I just ordered 3 new knitting books from amazon I am not sure of my chances of success!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Birthday Yarn Porn

On Saturday I will be 30. Happy Birthday me!!
as a present to myself I ordered some zen garden yarn from Knitting Inspirations. It is in the merino/seacell yarn and is a special aussie wildflower colourway. This one is Mottlecah. (the other one is on back order).

Anyway, it arrived today and tonight at my early birthday dinner, my sister (who is away on the weekend) and her husband gave me my pressie- a new camera!!! I am soo excited. It is a canon digital ixus 950IS with image stabaliser and all that jazz but now look at my new yarn porn photos- they are soo much better! So happy birthday me (and thanks sis!)

Friday, November 09, 2007


Just in time for YPF, a package gets delivered. It is the first month of the Yarn Collective's Sock Club, a new Aussie based sock club (that is also pay by month!)

What a great start, yummy yarn, a beautiful stitch marker from monsterknits and organic CHOCOLATE (not pictured as in fridge getting ready to be eaten) The second photo shows the colours better. Such a pretty spring colourway (cherry pie is its name) and the best part- its labeled batch #1. Whoo hoo. Now I just wait for the knitpicks needles to arrive and it will be cast on, I am thinking embossed leaves.

PS: Dear Blogstalkers, sorry for the lack of content but as assignments, exams and illness are all apparent this last month the completion of even 2 rows of knitting a sock a night have been hard to accomplish. However after exams it will return to schedule (before taking a break when i go to egypt!!!!!!)

Saturday, November 03, 2007

For My Swappee

Opps- My Bad!

Ok here are the photos, my fav cup, my one cup coffee plunger and my normal coffee plunger- I think its about a 4 cup one. I also own a giant party sized one but rarely use it.

ps: the funky ruler is from Mt. Buller ski shop from according to the back when I was in year 7! I can't believe its still around.

Friday, November 02, 2007

I have been Knitting

Clue 4
Clue 4,
originally uploaded by westozcaat.
...But not much. Due to illness, delayed assignments now needing to be done, and upcoming exams this blog will be pretty empty till after my birthday (yep I am 30 on the 24th I know ages away still)
so what is on my needles

1) Secret of the Stole - Clue 4 Complete (see pic)
2) Mystic Waters Shawl - Clue 1, Chart A Complete, Up to Row 94 Chart B
3) MS3- no further progress (Still not started Clue 6)

1) September/October Mystery Socks from Ravelry- Just up to ribbing on front on sock 1- completed 4 rows in the last week (huge!)
2) November Mystery Sock from Ravelry- Clue Week 1 (Cuff) - One done
3) Horcrux Socks- Still in Hibernation
4) Theolonius- Still in Hibernation

Jumpers (Sweaters)
1) Cover Jumper from Interweave Summer 07- Still in Hibernation. Have done back and 3/4 front but still not sure about it as it is aran weight cotton, and therefore heavy. Thinking will frog and offer yarn for destash. If interested it is 6-7ish balls of Jo Sharp Aran Desert Cotton in Solstice (off white)

Back Soon I promise