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.



Sunday, January 28, 2007

I'm Melting.................

It has been too hot to do anything besides sit under the fan and melt. This weekend saw Australia Day (like the 4th of July for us aussies) (also friday) being 42 degrees c, sat being 41 and today right now is 39. Way to hot to knit, blog, move. But here is a pic taken by someone that was on the paper's website- the humidity caused a double fireworks display in the city on Australia Day.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

WIPs, Pressies, Porn and Dog

Maybe I shouldn't say porn in the heading but if you got here thinking to get hot and heavy- Nah hah!!! Its Yarn Porn goodness from my CASP!!

ohhh and If she is reading this- I forgot to ask you the purple wool in the last package, what is it- it is soo soft I am using it as my pet yarn- it sits by the computer getting petted daily!!

ok, porn- well my amazing and yet unrevealed CASP sent me this great package:

which included Mountain Colours Sock yarn in Larnspun colourway- seen here.

As for the blogstalking- it was photo your wip's - well I am a wimp- I do not want to look at them in fear of never getting up the nerve to start the new projects that the yarn is bought, wound and ready to rock for.

So you get a list:

First up: SSS
1) Anastacia toe ups- only one done as my bind off is too tight and I don't know how to do it any looser- so will be frogged and become a different pair of socks.

2) Secret Sockret-Pal socks- one down, one to go, one month to do it in- must find and finish it!!

3) Baby sock- one knitted, mother didn't like them, will finish anyway as I disagree on the 'too loud for baby' comment.

4) Baby bootee- am finishing no 1 again as I miscalculated and K3tog instead of k2tog somewhere and ended up somewhere where I shouldn't of.

By the way if anyone knows of another bootee or basic baby sock pattern where seaming is little or none please let me know

5) Baby cardigan- on hold because of number 6

6) Baby kimono (from Summer IK 2005) being knit at rapid rate due to baby shower being on monday so EVERYTHING else is on hold.

7) Somewhat cowl- still on hold - knitted on every now and then

8) Fairisle jumper (Vogue Fall or Holiday 06) - see above

9) Flower Basket Shawl- Still needs blocking.

10) Fake Fur Sirdar Bear- Is painful to knit and seam so looks like getting dumped in favour of knitty norbert pattern.

And I really don't want to add more to this list. So please help me not start anything new for now- but if you know where I can get some olive lace yarn so I can make a shawl to match my olive silk dress for my sister's wedding that is the only purchase I will make. (for now)

And cause she is soooo cute- gratuitous skeeta shot!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Love and Mistakes

I love my sockret pal (or as I call her my sockret mum)

when the box was opened screams of oh my god were heard around the house, causing both the dog and sis to come running to see what was wrong- or in this case right!!

my sis - being a non-knitting muggle didn't understand why a skein of CTH is cause for jumping around the house nor why I immediately sat down (still petting the CTH) to read the Knit Fix book, claiming it my new Bible.

do you want to see:

and a porny pic of the CTH (Life's a Beach) colourway- very appropriate!

Sockret Mum you are the best, absolutely amazing- I had to wrestle my sis not to take the body lotion ( pink grapefruit) and am about to take a crochet class so wow for the entire package. Did I mention I want to be adopted!! :) LOL

I could fill up the page with thankyou's and it would still not be enough. But thank you again.

BTW: I have a problem. (Yes, yes besides the obvious :) LOL )
I am making the Debbie Bliss garter stitch bootees from Quick Baby Knits and for the life of me cannot figure out how to do the back seam properly - as there are 6 stitches on the sole to incorporate into the seam. The shoe on the left is ready for seaming, the one on the right- finished. But see how it puckers- I am not very fond of that but have no idea how to fix it. Any ideas?

And just because- the front, complete with the background CTH- I can't stop looking at it.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

WIP On Hold

Dear Fellow Knittyhead Blogstalkers

Photos of WIPs have been put on hold to next week as another weekend vacation to Rottnest is planned (3rd in a row- I love summer) and a pair of baby bootees must be made before leaving on friday morning- as I am a slow knitter this is a challenge.

Wish me luck...

luv kate

ps... in case you can't remember the drool-worthy photo of rottnest from last summer here it is again.

Friday, January 05, 2007

In 2007

In 2007 I promise to....

1) Not go 2 months without blogging- Going to try for once a week

2) Get over SSS (especially for my sockret pal!!)

3) Finish what I start

4) Knit from the stash

5) Lose 12 kilos (26.5 pounds) preferably at least half of that before my sisters wedding at the end of March

6) Get over the fact that I am not a bridesmaid at said wedding and enjoy it

7) Not push boyfriend away by doing usual tricks of being selfish, breaking dates, never ringing, and not paying for anything

8) Get a part time job

9) Ask for help!!! (knitting and otherwise!)

10) Finally post picture of sockret pals amazing birthday present

11) Untangle a skein of the above laceweight yarn (knitpicks shimmer in deep woods for the here be dragonne shawl) that ended up like this:

That will do I think.
Tomorrow the UFO and have-yarn-must-knit list