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.



Friday, September 28, 2007

Why Men Suck*

Why men suck* or My Ex is an Asshole

*all except Ed who reads knitting blogs and is a blogstalker, so must be cool, though I don't get his thing for guns.

so this is how the story goes... we haven't been really seeing each other much over the last few months since he got back from his trip to the philipnes (that I was meant to go on)- to be exact- 3 times since august. So something is up. I thought he just was too easy going and really couldn't give a s*#T about wether he saw me or not. So I thought letting him go would be the easy option. I thought it would be easy as I had hardly seen him and didn't think it would be a problem.

So Wednesday, the following text conversation ensures:

Him: hi babe hows the studies going

Me: good but we need to talk

Him: about

Me: us

Him: when

Me: fri at pub at 6

ok no problems there

so then friday comes around. I am feeling sick about doing this btw, almost physically sick, I hate this cause deep down I still really like him.

So I get there at 6 on the dot. 10 past he is not there. I run (in the car) home.

20 past the following text exchange occurs

Him: where r u

me: u didnt show so i left

him: in front beer garden

me: come here instead

him: no neutral ground better

me: u dont have to come inside i have stuff in the oven

him: no here

so i ring: why dont u come here, he says no, i say i guess you know why i want to talk anyway, he says well it was over for me since u said u were not coming with me to phillipines (that was in MAY) , me- why didnt u say something, him- i thought it could work but it hasnt, me- well you should of said something earlier, him- yeh well

me- well i have your t-shirt, i shall stick it in the letterbox and you can pick it up, him- keep it. me - fine (hang up)


i was almst in tears. how could he be such a prick to let me hanging for so long, being mad and upset almost every week when i didnt hear from him for 5 months. ASSHOLE. but i have had chips and chocolate now so i feel a little better. ranting helps too.

thanks for listening. it all helps

purse guts tomorrow i promise.

And I finally finished the Breeze socks, and the socktopia ones are waiting for the toes.
No offence Monkey Mamma I have the upmost respect for you and I love your patterns, but the organisation of the suprise pattern has not been great. It is really disapointing when you post on your blog but not able to post on the socktopia one, so we can finish the pattern. Please dont take this the wrong way but maybe next time parts could be set up to automatically post each week so your loyal fans could get their fix faster.

So if anyone out there knows any cute, 30-odd, financially secure, nice, sexy, funny, sweet men- send them my way :)

Sunday, September 23, 2007


originally uploaded by westozcaat.
As promised...
The reskeined Knitpicks Bare dyed yesterday with food colouring in the crockpot.
I am happy with it. Now it is ready to be admired till a suitable pattern found!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Yarn, Dye and Help Please

I slipped, yep thats right I bought yarn. And needles, but mainly yarn.

Enough (i hope) for a top. Its new in Australia- I grabbed it right off the counter as they were unpacking it!! Its Cleckheaton Bamboo. $3.95 a ball - see why I grabbed.

the only trouble is that it is 4ply. So if anyone knows of any patterns for 4ply yarn similar to the Brioche Bodice your help would be appreciated. Greatly.

I also bought some Colinette Jitterbug. The LYS only had 4 colourways and this was my favourite of those available- Castagna. The only problem- it was $30 a skein. That for me is too much. But it will be fondled for all its expensive worth.

This weekend also bought about the great dye trial (part 2)

I have to say I am not getting much better. There are still alot of light patches where the yarn did not go through. But I do like it. Here it is cooking the 2nd lot (the blue dye.) The other one was black dye which had a lot of blue in it as well.

I think if I was to redo this I would dye it all blue first, then overdye the black.

But we shall see tomorrow how it all turns out.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Blogstalking 2: The Re-Awakening

Well its back and its bigger than Ben Hur.

I loved this last year- it gave me heaps of blogs to add to bloglines and lots of comments (yes I am proud to be a comment whore!)

so now I go to add all this years participants to my bloglines list and hope they do the same to me.

The first week is who am I? well as the saying goes a picture speaks a thousand words? This is me- Student, Knitter, Blogger, Computer Geek.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

This is why you have health insurance...

Up until this year I had not had a pap smear in 8 years. Why, well my first experience was so horrible it scarred me for life- i still shudder to this day when thinking about it.

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......
The specialist.
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

Sorry for the lack of postings- its due to assignment hell. I am not enjoing the current units and its showing- procrastination is the order of the day. Not much knitting either.

Regular knitting updates back soon....