Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
- Many people want to buy Bedazzlers, and glue shiny things onto jeans.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Might have to go get some plain black and have a go with that.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I hope he likes them. He did ask for no hand made items, but thats a red-flag to a bull! I think the DPN roll looks really good, and so did The Boi. (He also whinged that he has a backlog of stuff I am supposed to sew for him hehe).
Monday, June 18, 2007
Sydney Exhibition Centre
Halls 1, 2 and 3
Darling Harbour, Pyrmont NSW
Some of the knitting exhibitors are Bendigo Mills, Belisa Cashmere, Australian Knitting Mills, Dyeman Pty Ltd, Ecoyarns, Prestige Fibres, Signatur Handknits and Yarns Galore.
They will also have a Lutterloh stand!!! Excellent!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Went to the Tapestry Craft SnB with all intents on taking photos, and promptly forgot.
I managed to do a few more rounds of the EB (400 sts or so per round is killing me, killing me softly with its yarn....LOL). I've put it down to work on the Fetching mitts for a yogi-type-hippy-person at the 'shram, I managed to just about finish 1 mitt in 3 hours. Need to do the thumb. I'm using Filatura Di Crosa Zara in Dull Burnt Orange (or Ashram Orange as I call it).
I have to get the recipient to try them on before I make the other one = an excuse to start my Motorcycle Chica gloves!
D'oh and I remembered I have 1 month to finish my sister's Isabella top - 4ply cotton, never again!
I'm having weird sleep things that are taking over my life. Thats what it feels like anyway. When I sleep my legs jerk, and I toss and turn. Its apparently related to sleeping disorders and breathing. But lately, i've been getting the knee jerks during the day. Its like someone taps your knee to test your reflexes, but no-ones tapping my knee! (Ghost knee-tappers??)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
We cant wait to go back again! In knitting content, I have done heaps on my Elizabeth Bennet Cardi, after a false start, and finished the cabled beanie (seen in one of the photos above). I found out that the sock pattern I had designed for a knitting magazine is no longer needed (they may not be doing another issue) so I havent touched it in disgust. I may finish it, I may frog it.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Monday, June 04, 2007
Ripped it back. Not sure how I did it - as I have the right amount of stitches on the needles now, i'm just gonna knit it straight to the armpit. The wrist ribbing draws it in heaps anyway.
Yay = I love this, from Fitted Knits.
I am also a realist. Chunky/voluptuous girls dont look good in short cardigans, with cables. I also dont have enough yarn hehe.
I have 800g of Bendigo Classic in Tuscan Red - a really nice, cherryish red (too bad its crepe, but i have to use my stash). Not enough to make this whole thing with cables (according to the schematics - 2100m for the whole thing, i have 1600m), but, I'm going to remove the waist ribs, and the body cables and make it plain to my hip. Also going to add waist shaping.
I like the sleeves the way they are, with the cables, so hopefully I'll have enough to do the whole thing. If not, no cables on the sleeve!
I cast on for a swatch last night - got gauge on my first go! The yarn is a bit splitty, but should be ok.
The book has me a bit stumped. I like a lot of the tops. I want to knit them. I would never wear them. I find myself contemplating making Short Sleeved Cardigan, or the Airy Wrap Around Lace Sweater - my reality check reminds me that I never wear lace, or anything wrap around. I just want to knit them! Sigh....
Sunday, June 03, 2007
I dont think it's creped like their other Classic yarns.... And the blend sounds nice! Just wish it came in more colours though....
EDIT - got sample cards in the mail last night for the new yarn (god, Bendigo is SOOOO organised. I love them. I want to be buried in the town of Bendigo, overlooking the mill. Just kidding!).
The yarn is really soft, like the Mystique, and the colours are quite retro, like pale lilac, pale celery, ruby, charcoal, chocolate etc. Its a plyed yarn, not a crepe as well.
I like the green (Thyme) and lilac, but the colours I am definately am going to use is the charcoal-grey and the ruby. Its $12 a ball until 31 July, so I wont get some straight away - maybe next month....
He hadnt knitted since he was 12 (and is 33 now).
Got some squishy aran-weight Alps Merino in chocolate, size 5mm needles, garter stitch scarf and off he went. We went to the Courthouse SnB, but he admitted that he probably wouldnt touch it at home.
Got an SMS last night - "Help! Do you have more yarn? Just about to go thru the 2nd ball you gave me!"
After assuring him I did, I got this - "Great! When i'm finished I want to make socks! Lots of socks!"
And girls - he's single and queer*!
*queer, but into girls, pirates, My Little Pony, fiddle and miniture things.
Finished the pair of Dashing gloves last night, no photo because they are going to be a present for someone.
So-so-so close to finishing the first eva socks for moi - should finish them tonight. I'm going to type up the instructions and make a dyeing tute for The Anticraft.
Then I have to make a beanie for the Boi's friends birthday on Thurs - i want to make this, but in DK. I'm gonna use the Tapestry yarn i bought last week.
Really looking forward to this weekend of radical sex and politics! Camp Betty is on in Melbourne and we are driving down there on Thursday - yay!