Attention Perth Knitters
Friday, April 29, 2005
Its a bunch of goodness from my Knitty SP!
Thankyou soo much SP! In this envelope was an issue of Rebecca magazine- my very first, and 4, yes count them 4 balls of beautiful blue 100% peruvian wool from knit picks.
And yes- you are right I have never tried their wool but have often looked at the site and gone- i wish they posted overseas.
So I now have clue one about my SP- she is from America. hmmm that doesn't cancel too many people out.
Also today I can show you a picture of what arrived on my doorstep the other day. My phildar yarn froom Breiweb. This colour is called marine. Here is what I thought it was going to look like. Not too big a difference though I was expecting it to be 'blue-er". Still, I am happy with it.
PS: Remind me to start taking photos during the day.
PPS: SP- I do not have the book scarf style- i shall go look at it on amazon now!
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Since I am making a shrug- I decided to join the shrug knit-a-long. See the sidebar for the link.
In other news my phildar yarn arrived yesterday. It was a bit of a suprise as the colour didn't resemble the on screen image much- will edit this post later this evening when I am not at work and include pictures. But I still like it and it will make a good cardigan- even though I have 3 WIP's to finish before I can even start this. Hopefully, I will now stop procrastinating and get a knit-on!! (groan at bad pun!)
Monday, April 25, 2005
You Know You're From Australia When...
Saturday, April 23, 2005
I've been RAK'd. My first time ever. I sent off some earrings to April and in return she sent me a ball of great tahki wool called shannon and some joy lipgloss. Photos will come when my sister returns from holiday with her camera (that I continually pinch to take pictures of knitting.)
Progress Reports: Zara Shrug- have reknit the frogged rows and am one sleeve down. The Lil devil pants have been put on hold to knit the shrug- I know she will be too big by the time I finish them but heh..... we can live in hope.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
As I have no money it just got me even more depressed. Here in Perth we have a distinct lack of choice when it comes to yarn that our american friends take for granted. No cascade, no lamb's pride, no lorna's lace or Koigu or anything fancy, no phildar, no ggh and no lion's brand. In fact- 99.9% of the patterns in any magazine (vogue or interweave) call for yarns not available here.
So what can I get- here's an example of the overseas yarns available at my LYS (remember prices in AUS$) per skein.
- Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky $26.95 ($34.95 hand-dyed)
- Fiesta Yarns La Luz $60.00
- Noro Cash Iroha $32.75
- Noro Silk Garden $17.25
- Rowan Calmer $21.50
- Rowan Big Wool $30.50
- Rowan Cotton Braid $16.50
- Mango Moon Recycled Sari Silk $45.00
And for comparison- the locally made Jo Sharp Classic- $5.95, Silkroad- $8.95
As I said, Knitting a jumper here can be very expensive.
Sunday, April 17, 2005
One is an amazon one, one a bust.com one and the other is from Fred Flare. They are by no means 'must haves'- more this is the type of thing I like. I'm off to look for a knitting one now.
PS: the magazine is called readymade
Thursday, April 14, 2005
My lil devil pants from s&bNation are coming along- they are very time consuming as are knit on 3.5mm needles. But to date I have 1 leg and a tail (with 1 point- forgot to make the 2nd point!)
My sophie bag is also felting at the moment, Along with a feltable rose from the rose bag in the vogue winter edition. Hopefully I will be able to get a pic before it goes on its way. It's off to my one of my best friends.
Its also been great to receive feedback from everyone I sent postcards to as a RAOK on Knitty. I sent off 24 postcards and 2 packages and have received some really nice thankyou's. I feel all warm and fuzzy.
Well must depart and get to work. There are shoes to be sold and knitting to be done.