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.



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!


Secret Pal said...

I am so glad the book arrived!

And thanks for keeping your blog updated with wishes - you are making being a SP so easy ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate!
There is a lady named Lisa who lives in Melbourne, who runs the Sockmonsters yahoo group, which is a group for Aussie sock knitters. She also has a blog called Sockmonster here
She quite often orders in bulk sock yarn, then sells it to us at the reduced prices. She recently took orders for Lorna's Laces, and the order is due in the next month or so, and we're only paying $AU11.50 a skein for the Shepherd Sock, $AU50 for the Helen's Lace. I can't get it from the US that cheap! She'll probably do another order once we all clamour for more! She also has Opal and Regia, and Addi needles.
Random Knits

JoanM said...

I love the scarf pattern and the kidsilk yarn. I have some too - bought a year ago for a shawl for me - that is after I finish everyone else's projects. Maybe I should just sneek myself a scarf like that

mf said...

Whata beautiful scarf!! That kidsilk looks delightful!! I've never seen rowan yarns yet myself. Looks very soft and perfect for that scarf! I'm looking forward to seeing it soon!