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.



Tuesday, May 24, 2005


I am going to apologise up front for the lack of posts at the moment. As I mentioned my grandfather is in hospital. He has 'turned the corner' (his words) but is being kept in the hospital for another two weeks, as he is not eating or walking properly and is still on a drip. So this means that the next two weeks are going to be as follows- work, hospital, home, eat, sleep- repeat. So not much knitting will/has been done. I will however being going to a craft fair later this week so will have some goodies to rave about whilst I am meant to be working.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Hospital and Goodies

I haven't posted all week for the same reason I haven't knitted. My grandfather went into hospital with an post-stroke infection. Since he's been in he's got better in someways and worse in others. The stroke was worse than we thought, but that's now ok. So all I have been doing this week is working, going to the hospital and going home to eat and sleep. So not much knitting to report.

But here is a photo of the lace scarf as promised.

Go Here for a close-up.

However today and Tuesday I returned home from the hospital to find the following:

The one on the right is a close up of some possum and merino yarn I received in a swap with Kozmic from the Knittyboard. It is an amazing forest green.

And on the left..... Today saw the arrival of the package from Ali. (Yeh it arrived!!!!) Ali was getting worried. The wool is a second ball of the original RAK yarn so I can make a second two-needle sock so my single can have a partner. And she included some cute colourful emeryboards in a matchbook-like form- purfect for the purse! The green lid is some yummy smelling lip gloss, Kiwi and Strawberry flavour. Talk about spoilt.

They have given me some smiles and relief in an otherwise bad and stressful week. Thanks guys!!

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Lacy Blocking Drama

Well the lacy airy scarf has been demanding all knitting time this week. Therefore lil devil and branching out have been on hold.

The scarf is now blocking even though it seemed to resist all efforts. My gauge must have been off (ok so I didn't swatch but its a scarf!) as my FO was resisting all efforts to stretch to 15cm wide. It seems to have sort of worked (the ends are 15, the middle about 10/12) but we shall see what it looks like when removed from the makeshift blocking board. (The ironing board with a beach towel on top!) It is also a lot longer than the given 92cm- maybe because I kept tugging at it- It now measures about 125cm. Still it feels nice and looks good.

Sorry no pictures- the camera is residing at my sisters and will not be back for at least 2 weeks so no pic of this FO.

Now back to work me!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Gifts and Dolls

Look what arrived in the post today!

It came with a great card (no photo sorry!) from my SP with a quote I must share:

Friendship is not a big thing... It is a million little things.

A truer word was never spoken.

I also went to my LYS today and bought some of this (Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Pearl) in order to make this:

the airy scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.

Also whilst browsing around the internet reading blogs, posts and gazing at yarn I could never afford (Lorna's Laces sock yarn just arrived at my LYS- AUS$19.95 for a small skein (the helen's lace is $85!!!))
I found a few interesting things. For filing under the: Would love to get a copy if the postage wasn't 3 times the cost of the item comes many a knitting notion (ie yarn gauges at US$2.50) and this:

The Magic Loop book. US 7.95 (patternworks) Shipping US 19.00

Also in the 2-cute category the Marvin doll from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Yes someone with too much time on their hands has created the knitted marvin from the scene in the movie.
And Yes I am thinking of knitting one!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Shrug is Complete!

The Shrug is Done....

Finished.........Seemed.............(couldn't be bothered to block! hehe)and.................................................................

..........................It's too small.


The arms are a fraction too tight to be comfortable- I had to fight to get it on and off hence the coathanger shot.So it will be gifted to either my sister or cousin - whoever can wear it.

I still like it though, am contemplating a second one in a larger size for me, so who knows.

For now it is the branching out scarf

This is being made in the knitpicks wool my SP4 gave me and will either be a) kept or b) given to my granmother depending on how long it takes to finish- I have 6 repeats done, only 30 to go.....thats 305 rows!!! So should only take me about a year. I am joining the Branching-Out-Knit-Along so hopefully that will keep me motivated.

I also have to do some more knitting on the lil devil pants or the kid will have grown out of them before they are finished! I also have half seemed the 2-needle sock.

So thats my progress report for today. More to come next week......

Thursday, May 05, 2005

What on Earth.........

What is this?????

This is a sock.
Honestly.... really and truely.
It is a two-needle sock. Pattern by Bev with only a slight modification.

Close up of the pretty colours.

Its made of the pretty yarn given to me by Ali (see here)
now all I have to do is seem this baby up and I have one sock.

I have written to Ali to ask for another ball of yarn to make the second sock- or else I will have one cold foot!

see I told you its a sock!

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Shrug done it!

The shrug is done.

No pictures as it is currently curled up into a little ball awaiting blocking- which hopefully will get done friday, seaming- sunday and then wearing!!

It has been quite a non-knitting week this week as work has had me occupied.... sorry can't say much about work here so not much of a post this time. Will make up for it next week with pictures of the shrug.