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, November 29, 2004

The felted fiaso finished and other adventures.

Over the weekend i was a busy little worker bee but still got some knitting done.

Here is the before and after shots of my unfeltable bag- by the looks it has shrunk about an inch so maybe it worked a little.

the felted fiasco

in other felting news i found some big kureyon and made a mini-tote - see here.

I also felted a swatch of Jo Sharp Silkroad aran- it worked extremly well, even in my front loader machine. I lost 2cm in lenght on the first wash, none on the second- and width-wise i lost 2.5cm first, and another half a cm 2nd wash. So i may have to do a felted project with this yarn now that i know the finished dimensions.
btw- the swatch was 15stitches by 14 rows on 8mm needles.

I am still plodding away on my top but am also starting a sophie bag from that yummy kureyon i got the other day.

ps: no S&B Nation in the post today- however they have all week to deliver it before i start foaming at the mouth.

pps: on friday my parcel from canada from a swap with carole arrived- interweave magazine from winter and spring. Sooooo many good patterns- i now have a reallly reallly long future projects list!!

Friday, November 26, 2004

S&B Nation Update

Well I have just rung my book shop and it looks like my S&B Nation will be here by the end of next week. YEH!!!

In that case i'd better get knitting and finish off my other projects so i can attack the book!

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Noro Yarn

well i got my yarn voucher - and haven't spent it yet.
However what i did do today was swapped the non-feltable yarn (yes i have given up after 6 washes) for some noro kureyon- colour 90.

looks yummy and apparently felts really well too. I am still going to use the hello yarn pattern but will use the mini skull pattern but knit it in the round ala the lopi pattern on size 7mm needles- as then i do not have to buy another set of needles.

and this time it should felt. YEH.

PS: apparently my S&B Nation order is still 'in process' whatever that means.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Tomorrow Is My Birthday ... Or (One More Sleep)

November 24 is my birthday

I will be 27- feeling suprisingly not old. Have started on the armhole shaping after frogging 5 inches off the back the other day. Feeling better as i can now see the end of one side.

I won't be posting tomorrow as i am out to dinner with my parents and sister, and grandparents for a birthday meal. Should be a good day- have hinted at wanting a gift voucher to lys, so we shall see.....

I was notified of my main present the other day- a 6-day trip to Kuala Lumpa to visit a friend of mine!! Yeh!! I guess that means the yarn buying must stop so i can save some money for shopping in Jan! Oh i hope i get a lys voucher- i'll need it!

Off to knit now- i wan't to do 10 rows before bed- i am a slow knitter.

tomorrow is a new day- and for me- a new year!

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Why reading the pattern PROPERLY is important

well after a long and beautiful day out on the boat ( it was 37 deg C today) i came home and whilst watching the Australian Idol final kept on knitting. BTW Casey won! YEH

After having a glance at the pattern i saw i needed 28 and ASSUMED it was inches as every pattern i read is normally in them. After getting to row 90 i thought id give it a measure and have a look. Well 17 inches long and im having a few queries about the lenght of this top. I take the offending article to mum who looks at it and says well just adjust the pattern- looks at the pattern, turns to me and says- you said 28 inches didn't you- i replied yes, to which she thrust the pattern in front of me, rolled her eyes and said in that tone of voice only mothers can do- look the pattern says cm- not inches. Soooooo
after some serious head banging against the wall it was time to rip- and 4 days worth of (very) sparodic knitting (27 rows or 5 inches later) i had the lenght i wanted. I am making the top a little longer than the pattern states as i prefer things a little longer rather than on the short side.

So i am now going to commit my stupidity to immortality and memory and hope no one else makes the same mistake.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Felting Fiasco

Summer is officially here today
a nice hot 31 degC here as i type- really should be in the pool - but am going out on the boat tomorrow as it shall be 34 so that should make up for today


well despite spending all day cleaning, i decided to try my luck at felting my bag.

I am now on my 4th quick wash cycle and still no luck.
But i have put up a call for help on theknittyboard so hopefully someone will head the call. Otherwise it is going in with my general wash tomorrow.

i live in hope and heat!!!!

Friday, November 19, 2004


after 3 days of back and forth slogging away
i finally got the comments working- Yeh!!!!
ended up not using heloscan - at the moment anyway.

no knitting today and yesterday- work work work instead. Thankfully a nice hot weekend is coming up so it may inspire me to actually get something done.

I did get confirmation of my order for Stitch and Bitch Nation today - which has me excited!!! However It will take approx 60 days to arrive seeing as it has to come from the US of A :(

Oh well 1 down = 59 to go

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

On the needles................

This is my current project: Sage from Rowan's Summer Tweed Collection.
Eventually it should look like this:

Right now however, the back or front (they are the same) looks like this:

My dog skeeta was wondering what i was doing with the camera- isn't she cute

This is Hard!

ahhh well i have comments, but cannot find the heloscan comments-
i don't know- email me if u can help me and i'll send you my tangled web of code
knitting is soooo much easier than blogging

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Well Here Go's Nothing

Well here we go!

It has been suggested that the best way to show pic's of FO's online is to have a blog.

Hmmm, well here we are- now I just have to work out how to operate this thing.
No knitting tonite then!

Finished Objects

Gallery of FO's is now up here.
Now how do i add this link to the side bar???