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.



Thursday, August 30, 2007

Heel One, Sock One- Done

Heel One, Sock One- Done
Heel One, Sock One- Done,
originally uploaded by westozcaat.
Did I mention I really like this pattern!!

Monday, August 27, 2007


originally uploaded by westozcaat.

umm yeh...


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.

And on the next day She Frogged

Today I bit the bullet and frogged a whole heap of UFO's.

Mainly socks that I have done in either A) the wrong yarn, B) the wrong size C) lost the mojo.

So what went: The nancy bush one sock with the anticraft vinnland mate- Both these I made just for fun- they are 2 thick for me, in future- i shall use this yarn on larger needles.

Millicent- as seen in the archives, this was done on baby yarn, wrong choice, and I forgot about negative ease and made them too big. So now- well I have lots of new sock yarn which is heading that way. I will be trying this pattern again.

German Stocking- stuffed up the chart and again the same yarn as millicent- I think cookieA's patterns need proper sock yarn- not grignasco bambi- stunning fingering 100% merino fine yarn.

A Crochet Dinasour: After breaking 2 chrochet hooks on this I am getting the feeling of while I love looking at aragumi it is not my thing.

And lastly a picture. It rained alot yesterday and as I was driving along I saw a double rainbow. You can only just see it- it was very faint, and it is a camera phone photo.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Haircut- Unsure and Swap Thanks

A big thanks to Sandra from the Knittyboard, who swapped some yarn with me. It is even better than the picture shows, especially since I thought I was only getting 2 balls and she sent 3!!!! and she sent lollies- which are in the course of being demolished!

Also I had my hair cut today and am just not sure about it. What do you think?

yes that is the recently finished Kate Gilbert Slanted Neck Pullover I am wearing!

Im In Im In

Whoo hoo
I got it
My ravelry invite of course

now to go play-

I am westozcaat on there too
please add me, atm I have no friends!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Clue 2 Finished

Clue 2 Finished
Clue 2 Finished,
originally uploaded by westozcaat.
I finished off the second leg this morning- so we are eagerly awaiting the next heel installment of the sock-along. Its a great and easy pattern- I recommend it to anyone who is beginning lace socks or who wants an easy knit.

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.

Any thoughts?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

"Rut-Busting Sock Swap" the goodies

I cant seem to blog properly today- its driving me nuts.

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

Green Jumper Finished

I finally finished my Tour De France jumper.

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

Just in Time for YPF!!

Mail! Whoo hoo and a visit to a small craft fair, where for once in my life I picked up some locally made yarn and buttons. Also the secret package arrived but I can't post it as it is the yarn for my knittyboard Rut busting sock pal.

But onto the Yarn porn!
First up: A purchase from Whilst it isn't the highest quality or as well spun as the zepher- 850yds for $6 (US) is still a good bargin. I got 3 skeins of emerald green.

Next the haul from the craft fair: Baby buttons for baby cardigans, hand made wood buttons from Chunky Timber and yarn from WA's own majestic merino. ($13 Aus for 100g/198m) not bad. I bought 3 skiens for the fitted knits shrug, in yes again green and grey.

And last but not least, my charity haul. No I didn't pick it up, I gave it away. Yep all these handknitted goodies (plus more) went off to Save the Children. Good Karma restored!!