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, February 25, 2005

It's Still There

It is next week- and yes the top is still sitting waiting to be seemed. It has been pressed however so is one step closer. It was pressed and not blocked as the instructions called for pressing with an iron. Rowan being ultra expensive here in Australia I thought I would follow the instructions as written- no deviation or creative thinking!!!!!

The cami is coming along nicely and sort of slowly- a big week of work and hot days do not fast knitting make!!

Friday, February 18, 2005


Wow- A week and a half sure goes fast when you don't notice it. In that time I have finished the other half of sage- see FO's for the first half (they are the same) and it is now sitting on my desk waiting patiently *since Saturday 12th* to be pressed and seamed.

It will probably be there still next week!

I have however been knitting. I have finally relented and bought the patterns to Chicknits chickami and ribby cardigan. The cami is on the needles using some beautiful jo sharp soho in a midnight blue colour I picked up a while ago (will post pic's later). This cotton is a dream to knit with and the whole cami is going along very nicely.

I did however need to change needle size to get gauge, and therefore cast on with 4mm needles and then changed to 5mm for body rather than the 3.25/4mm combo given with the pattern. Still, the stitches look nice so I am not too worried.

In non-knitting news, my sister loved her bag. Phew.
Also we had the hottest day on record for February on Tuesday- a massive 42.6 degrees Celsius. No wonder I got nothing done that day.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

1 UFO Down, 3 to Go

I finally put the finishing touches on Anna's bag today. (Anna being my sister). She was meant to recieve this as a birthday present in December, but being so close to Christmas it went into the maybe later pile.
The pattern is a tweak on sugercube's (see links) bag, with the picture from stitch and bitch nation. To make the handles I plaited 3 strands of the yarn together and then loosly plaited them together. These I tied together and attached to a dog clip so they can be detached if wanted.

There is a dodgy close up shot of the detachable handles on the Finished Objects page- my photography skills are not that great!- sorry.

So Anna finally gets her bag- and I can cross that one off my list. 2 satisfied people all round.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

I have a button

Whoo hoo
Thanks to the amazing Ashiko I now have a button. Feel free to pinch but remember to host it on your own server.

I finally finished my sister's bag- will post pic's when she lets me borrow her camera- and now just have to attach the detachable straps and press.

I also am halfway through the main section of the 2nd piece of Sage- it will be done and worn before the end of summer. I believe that if I say that enough it may just happen.

Did I mention I now have a button?