Attention Perth Knitters
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Friday, November 02, 2007
so what is on my needles
1) Secret of the Stole - Clue 4 Complete (see pic)
2) Mystic Waters Shawl - Clue 1, Chart A Complete, Up to Row 94 Chart B
3) MS3- no further progress (Still not started Clue 6)
1) September/October Mystery Socks from Ravelry- Just up to ribbing on front on sock 1- completed 4 rows in the last week (huge!)
2) November Mystery Sock from Ravelry- Clue Week 1 (Cuff) - One done
3) Horcrux Socks- Still in Hibernation
4) Theolonius- Still in Hibernation
1) Cover Jumper from Interweave Summer 07- Still in Hibernation. Have done back and 3/4 front but still not sure about it as it is aran weight cotton, and therefore heavy. Thinking will frog and offer yarn for destash. If interested it is 6-7ish balls of Jo Sharp Aran Desert Cotton in Solstice (off white)
Back Soon I promise
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
In news, I have been very ill for the last 3 weeks (not counting the surgery, which went well and was caught in time. The doc said had we not had health insurance by the time i got to the top of the waiting list it would of been cancer, so thank god for private health insurance!) No I have been very dizzy, lethargic, nauseas, and can't even knit! so no real progress on anthing- just a few rows a night have been all I can manage. However we are taking copius amounts of blood, and have ruled out diabetes, thyroid, iron, b12, salt and about half a dozen others so are still searching. however, I am positive it will all be ok in the end.
Ciao for now (must go sleep)
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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as for knitting, the following are being worked on (not including hiatus projects)
1) MS3 Stole (still, up to Clue 6, Chart I)
2) Secret of the Stole (Clue one done, awaiting clue 2)
3) Maia's Mystery Sock, Scheherazade's Slipper (on ravelry)- sock one done up to clues given. I did mod this one, as I cannot do the toe-up easy cast on (its too hard) I do a crochet cast on, decrease down the back, increase with patterning up the front, pick up the stitches at 30 per needle and off I go. It hasn't altered the pattern much at all, and its do-able.
4) Sideways Ribbed Baby Jacket, from Cleckheaton. Must finish and iron flat so the ribbing expands and it will actually fit the baby (good thing I did the 6-month size)
I think thats enough to keep me occupied for now.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
So here is the purse. Its my faithful red one from when I was in Japan. I love this purse. And in it, everything from a cardigan, a book just purchased, makeup, lots of pills, ipod, knitting, etc etc etc.... (Once again how true is it that a picture tells 1000 words).
And check out these little wire guys. They were a gift from my friend who just spent 2 weeks in Namibia- so cute.
Thanks all for the kind words about asshole ex. Everyone (even my grandmother) is glad he is finally out of the picture so it is for the best.
Next challenge: Mystery Sock Toes.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Two things made me have one this year, a friend having cervical cancer and having her cervix out at the ripe old age of 27 and bezzies promise of yarn (still waiting to win!!)
So I did.
The first one came back with a slight abnormality- no biggie, lets wait 3 months and see what happens.
The second one said it was a little less slight- ok lets make a specialist appointment.
(Pulling some strings) got an appointment for a months time.
Fast forward to today......
There is a problem there. It is a pre-cancer growth. It is NOT cancer. It is what will grow up to be cancer if left untreated.
The surgery (local or general knockout- i choose general) will take place either on the 26/9 or 3/10.
This is why I pay all that money to my private health insurance company.
I hate hospitals and needles and surgery but i will suffer one day in exchange for the rest of my life.
Sorry no knitting content today, the socks are growing and the baby jacket is at the 45% mark.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
edit: Its ok- I managed to fix it and it is all nice and in a ball now. As to what happened- well I reskeined the unraveled WIP, soaked it for 5 min, rolled it in a towel, went to hang it out to drip dry, saw the beginnings of this, tried to fix it and WHAM- as Libi commented- instant yarn crime scene.
Friday, August 24, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
In other lace news I still am up in the air about wether to finish the mystery stole as written, or to do the symmetrical stole. by repeating the clues again and knitting on the centre panel.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Well this is the amazing haul I got from my sp- the great disney bag it came in is on flicka- if anyone can tell me how to get more than one photo in i would be grateful.
Also on flicka- the leg of the socktopia mystery sock.
Monday, August 13, 2007
It is the Slanted Neck Pullover by Kate Gilbert from the Spring 07 IK, in the 38.5" size.
I have used the Lang Yarns Merino Superwash in a dark olive colour.
I made no mods, though now I have it on I should of made it a bit longer so it wouldn't ride up and expose the unwanted tummy region.
I also should of reknit the collar as it is not as perfect as I would of hoped, but it will do. Also even though I was sure it was a one-to-one ratio with the sleeves to armhole numbers, it ended up more a three-to-two so the sleeve seaming is not great. My seaming is slowly improving.
However, it is yummy and comfy and hopefully the temperature will drop to proper jumper weather rather than light-weight jumper weather. I love the way the ribbing goes all the way to the sleeves when joined and also how the ribbing hides all those nasty seaming mistakes.
On all, a 10/10 for love of yarn, a 8/10 for FO, and a 70% probability I shall actually wear it (which also is a new thing for me!)
Friday, August 03, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
I can finally join the baby suprise gang with my pattern from the Bead and Opal Wool Queen arriving. And I was bad- I added to my sock stash with some opal feelings- they will be knee-highs (one day!) Right now, they will be a nice stash addition.
Monday, July 30, 2007
It was a great KAL with a well run site so kudos to Meg and Debbie!
Photos when I find the camera!!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
well as announced earlier in the week, the green jumper was temporarily replaced by a wildcard speed entrant- a baby shrug- by debbie bliss in the cashmerino aran. All i can say about this yarn is YUMMMM i want a whole jumper in it for me!!
Cast on Monday, Cast off Thursday. Nice and quick, and oh so cute.
As for the mountain MS3, it was finished, about an hour ago so am interupting the stage 11 viewing to post it here for ohhh's and ahhh's. It is getting really pretty!
(sorry bad photo)
So now, back to casting on the front for the green jumper- alot of sprint knitting to do over this flat!!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
On Friday night (stage 6) I finished Clue 2 of the Mystery Stole- so my mountain 'goal' is on track.
Last night with the first mountain stage (stage 7) I actually got to watch most of the stage live, which for WA is a big change as normally our coverage starts 2 hours after the eastern states (like for tonight- which sucks cause it is a great stage!)
So, the back of the Olive Kate Gilbert jumper was completed- leaving my green sprinter classification on track as well.
I find these Kal's help me really motor along with jumpers- the only other one I actually finished last year was the olympic KAL jumper, so I think I need the pressure of a finish date to help me knit all that stocking stitch.
Tonight seeing it is an exciting stage, I will be casting on the front, as I think mountains and lace spell frogging and reknitting!!
As for other news, my unclaimed (spell not quite up to scratch) baby knits - including the stuffed hedgehog, teddy-bears, socks, bootees and hats (about 10 'items') so far are all being donated to charity- the Save the Children charity here in Western Australia. So that makes me feel good, to know that some disadvantaged kids and babies are going to have some top-line yarn, hand knitted goodies to keep them warm- not scratchy acrylic!!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The SSS is going well. I turned my first widdershins heel the other day- using the anticrafts vinnland pattern, and am about to work on the leg. In the cookieA thelonious sock I am also about to turn the heel although from the cuff down!
FInally I am having problems seeing any photos that are based in flika- both mine or other peoples- anyone else having that problem? anyone know how to fix it?
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
This year I have gone all out and actually ordered the lace yarn. Whoo hoo.
So here it is in its infancy- Chart A of Clue one done. I have the rest of the week to do chart B- aiming for 10 Rows a day.
Wish me luck
Friday, June 29, 2007
I don't think I shall turn pro but it was fun!!
Monday, June 25, 2007
some old fashioned metal aero dpns (and one straight) from a pile of needles in an op shop. I love small needles (not the 15cm but about 20cm) and found the following: 2.25 dpns (4) in 22cm, 3mm dpn's (4) in 17cm, 3.25cm straights in 17cm, 3.25 cm dpns (4) in 22cm (3 needles in 22 and one in 17cm- they are op shop!!) , 4mm dpns 2 pairs- one in 17cm and one in 22cm.
They are a bit mismatched- some needles are slightly (1cm) longer than others but heh for AUS $10 for 6 pairs i am not complaining.
Ohhh and my zephyr arrived today- in a lovely light pewter colour !! whoo hoo happy mail day!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I hate exams! Well haven't been doing much except studing- and exams. Yuk
Anyway you want the knitting! I finished, but forgot to take a picture of the lace-edged baby cardigan- the mum loved it and said it will be used for the babys christening in september- can't think of a higher compliment than that. Also made a little earflap hat from the new DB Soho yarn- pink of course. It was so quick! I was at the yarn shop buying the pattern at 2pm and it was made and gift ready at 5pm! Whoo hoo I see many more in the future. I would go up a needle size though. Its a paid pattern from my LYS so I can't tell you it here! its a secret hehe!
Also have been knitting the sindwinders with nona- a great pattern but I stuffed up. I got the wrong gauge- yes I did a swatch. But i must of tightened up during the cause of the knitting- so either I do the next one with the larger width, or use a thicker yarn on the 2.75mm needles. I didn't like the fabric the swatch made on the 3mm needles.
In other news, I have joined the mystery stole along 3. I never finished the other one but am going to do this properly. I am getting some Jaggerspun Zephyr from Sarah's yarns - who are AUS$20 CHEAPER than the only aussie supplier- and that includes shipping!!! I aslo went to get some needles today to find that.... my LYS is getting in ADDI LACE NEEDLES!!! whoo hoo, so I have but my name down for them. When everything arrives its, pick the beads and we are off.
I currently have 4 other socks on the needles and now 2 single socks so I am going to abandon all of that, cast on some baby booties and do a little more on my jumper.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Also I started a pair of jaywalkers but can hardly get them over my ankle- is this normal or do I need to rip and make the larger size?