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, March 27, 2007

I Am Albert Einstein

No Knitting today as I am still recovering from my sister's wedding on the weekend and am currently working full time on prac.

however I found this:

lol :)

I am knitting: the huggable hedgehog is on the needles.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Im not very good at guessing sizes

especially when it comes to making pompoms.

The F*#$ Cancer Hat for my friend.
The true colour is more like the first shot (with XXL pompom)

and then we have the normal size one. The hat is about 8" across lying flat. The first pompom was 4". Oops. The second- a more respectable 2". Phew. I think i will chuck the first one in the wash and see what happens.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Goody Bag

My final sockret pal, sorry mom package arrived today and as usual mom outdid herself.

The goodies (plus chocolate coated cookies which umm are all gone!

The socks- which are Lisa Souza (OH MY!!)

The really bad modelling

thanks mom

AND I now know who she is: Kathy from Nuttinbutknittin WHoo hoo lets go blog stalking!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I Blame You- Sock P*rn

Yes Lime and Violet I blame you!


cause I listened to your podcast, went to the yarn store to get some yarn for my sockret pal and some new 2.5mm dpns and came home with this: yes another 4 balls of sock yarn.

So why blame L&V- well they have great yarn porn. So much so that I get all depressed cause I can't buy any of the great etsy sock yarns they talk about (shipping costs to australia makes it really not worth the great value that it is) so when I got to the store and saw the bright regular sock yarn that wasn't tooo fair-ilsey or boring, I bought it. Ahhhh anyway, I would love to be able to buy your yarn yarnpirate, lisa souza, scout, etc etc (and all really good sellers here) but until shipping costs reduce from the price of 3 skeins for sending one skein, I have to stick to the brand names.

The porn is the very bright zarina.

I am currently making a F*#@ Cancer hat for a friend in Olympia who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer at 27. Please send good thoughts.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


All blocked and draping...

And Close-up...

Stats: Interweave Knits Flower Basket Shawl (not sure what edition mine is pdf (not on net anymore)

Yarn: Fibreworks 100% wool, 4-ply Hand-dyed colour no 2 : sea green

Finished Size: 130cm x 70cm (51" x 27.5")

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Its been above 40 all week

I have been experimenting with the macro setting on my mothers and my cameras - so just for fun some yarn porn.

Its also been 40.4, 42 and 42 again tomorrow (in celcius) here in perth - very very hot so the knitting has been non - existant, though I did pin out my FBS. Not very well but for a first lace pinning try in a sock yarn im not too worried about it. Or should I be???? opinions are more than welcome.

I have also been thinking about biting the bullet and getting some books from amazon though it is rather expensive to send them here. To make it worth my while I was thinking of getting an Elizabeth Zimmerman book as well as the domiknitrix one. Which EZ book should I get- I was thinking the one with the garter stitch baby cardigan in it though i dont know the title- thats the only pattern I want!!!!!

The purple yarn is a debbie bliss silk or alpaca silk- I am not sure, it was a sp gift from a previous round.