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.



Friday, December 24, 2004

Monday, December 20, 2004

Christmas is coming

Well so much for finishing my christmas cards!
After cruising the dreaded mall on a sunday with god knows how many others i forced myself outside only to realise that evening it had been a lovely 38 degrees- and I wonder why I am having trouble even walking - let alone doing anything creative.

The only good part of my day is that in that mall I found my knitting-a-day calender !!! YEHHHH my christmas gift to myself- along with alot of chocolate

As far as knitting goes, I bought the wool for the fuzzy slippers and the cabled hat from S&B Nation- and have cast on the hat- in these temperatures I am considering that an achievement.

Marybella Update: Row one of beading- Done!!! yes its slowwwwwly getting there.

Friday, December 17, 2004

Too Hot to Knit

wow, its been a whole week (almost) since my last entry. And I have finished nothing, started a few things- socks- started, frogged, started, frogged, started, frogged- got fustrated and put in the to do later basket.

plus it has been way too hot to knit. In fact its been way too hot to even move away from under the fan and the aircon duct- expect to go to work- which with extended trading hours for christmas has been more and more.

Now lets see-
  • Sunday = 38 Celcius
  • Monday = 41.5 Celcius- (hottest day on Record in December)
  • Tuesday- cool change- only 30 but very humid

  • anyway since then I have been making embroidered and beaded christmas cards- very late but hopefully they will arrive in time. Should finish them off on the weekend with them all posted by Monday.

    I am slowly working on Maryella from Knitty. I do one row every night at the moment to try to get used to the needles. Hopefully I will go a bit faster when I reach the actual beading bit.

    Off to make more christmas mess- at least its not too hot!

    Saturday, December 11, 2004

    Percy the Penguin

    Look who I finished tonight- Yes it's Pasha the Penguin (aka. Percy)!!!

    He is made from Heirloom Merino Magic- Its an 8ply so I used 2 strands together.

    For a front view go here.

    I am soo proud of him, he is cute and he stands (sits??) unassisted.

    ok, Next project please.......

    Wednesday, December 08, 2004

    Sophie- Finished and Felted

    Well here she is- the before and after shots of Sophie- in my love-to-knit noro.

    In other knitting news my Knit Wit book arrived with a great suprise (some lovely purple yarn and some berocco optic blue/purple yarn! Thanks Carole!!

    So another book to sigh over :)

    Meanwhile Sage (see below) has been put on hold as the winter Knitty fever takes hold- first up is pasha- so far my version- percy, has a back, 4 feet and 1 wing.
    Then i will try MaryElla- I have the beads and even found the needles!

    Monday, December 06, 2004

    As Well As

    Also just found and HAD to document is the new winter knitty.

    I am also in love with at least half of the patterns and will no doubt be playing rock paper scissors or pull the pattern out of the hat with this and S&BN to decide what to do first!

    Knitting Nirvana

    Yes Yes Yes
    Today my S&B Nation arrived. I am lusting over at least 90% of the patterns and am trying to decide what i can do first. The section on making a pattern your own is fantastic and will surely come in handy. But i must finish my 4 on the go projects first.... well at least sort of. I am refusing to reopen the book until sophie is finished and i have done at least 20 rows of the front of sage. Then we shall see...............................

    Must knit, Must knit, Must knit!

    Saturday, December 04, 2004

    Finally- the finished back

    Well here we go.... Finally the back of 'Sage' is done! After lots of hours, lots of unknitting and reknitting it is finally finally done. Now only the front to go!!

    In other knitting news i have started the sophie bag- the bottom is done and i have started on the sides. It is alot smaller then i had thought it to be i hope it doesnt shrink too much. Oh well, back to the knitting-

    Wednesday, December 01, 2004

    Felted Mini Tote

    I have just placed on my finished objects page a pic of the mini-tote after felting. Interesting enough, it shrunk in height but not in width. hmmmmmm