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, July 31, 2007

Suprise!! Feelings....

Its Here!!!

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.

Yeah me!

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Tour Endith

Well the Tour De France is over for another year. And so is the KAL knitting. Whilst I had to pull a 'robbie' and abandon the sprinters jersey halfway through the final stretch, I still consider that I conquered the mountain jersey- so 1 out of 2 isn't bad.

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

Tour Wildcard Complete

Update de Tour

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

WIP Update

Well all socks are on hold this week as the Tour De France Kal takes front and centre. (Although I did finish the other bootee!)

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

Tour De France KAL Progress

Jumper Progress
Jumper Progress,
originally uploaded by westozcaat.
With the start of Stage 4 tonight it is time to post a progress report. The Kate Gilbert Olive (for the green jersey) jumper is going nicely, have finished the armhole shaping on the back and am about to start on the armholes. I finally gathered momentum to start the mystery stole 2nd clue today and aim t have 25 rows done by the end of tonights stage.

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

Clue One Done

Clue One Done
Clue One Done,
originally uploaded by westozcaat.
Just in Time clue one is done- can you spot the mistake.

Also check out the oh my god cute baby bootees on my flika account!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Clue One, Chart A Complete

Clue One, Chart A Complete
Clue One, Chart A Complete,
originally uploaded by westozcaat.
Well its that time of the year again- yep mystery shawl time.

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