i heart knitting
Saturday, March 11, 2006
  Who needs to pay for a ticket?
Well, here I am in suburbia and the noise from MSFest is assaulting my ears. There is a music festival on tonight and the bowl that Launceston lies in is behaving like an enormous ampitheatre. I can only thank my lucky stars I am not at the festival. My ears would not cope! Sometimes I feel so old! At least the money is for a great cause.

I have been knitting up a storm. I have done this: (The raspberry jumper is all knitted and I love it in its un-constructed form. I am nervous about putting it together in case it makes me look like a little red ball of fluff, but I think it will be okay. I completely ripped the sleeves and reknitted them, they are now the right length at least.)

And this: (The pink bag took me all of about two hours, it is not sewn nor lined, but I found some handles at Spotlight which I liked, so I will cut up an old cream camisole that never fit for the lining and finish this as soon as I get near a sewing machine. Really looking forward to sewing shiny fabric. May try to convince mother to do this.)

And this: (Posterboy is coming along nicely, with about 25 rows to go. He is lumpy and I have made mistakes, but I like it anyway. I will need to buy more yarn to finish and as I noticed the woman restocking shelves at Spotlight I probably won't get the same dyelot but never mind. He was really an experiment and as I am not wearing it I think it will be okay. May blend new yarn in.)

And this! (This is Odessa. This almost stumped me. I did not know what SSK meant. I fiddled around for two days before googling Slip Slip Knit and finding a list of extended abbreviations. I know SSK means Slip Slip Knit thank you very much, but I thought it meant slip one, slip one, knit one. Could not for the life of me figure out how I would then yarn over without ending up with infinite stitches. Going along famously now! This is about two hours work. [Minus the five or so cast ons that came before!] Like my stitch marker? I made it myself!!! It is much less blurry in real life.)

Guess what? I asked the aforementioned woman at Spotlight if they had a new wool/silk blend yarn as mentioned by Cindy, she tried to sell me some ribbon yarn. She had not a clue what I was talking about. I accept perhaps she had not seen the new yarn, but should she not know what a wool silk blend might look like? Heavens to Betsy. I ended up apologising for bothering her! Then heard her complaining that some supplier had sent more colours! The horror!!

Does anyone else think it is a bit strange that most of my current projects already fit in the Project Spectrum colour for March?

I am planning to use some extremely cheap beads from my three year old daughter's bead stash and some yarn left over from the alien scarf to knit up a little purse. I am also planning a lace scarf for MIL for Mother's Day. Strangely enough, the yarn used in this pattern is the same as the yarn I used for my raspberry jumper and Odessa, I really like it although I know it is not pure nor wool. It is soft and knits up to be almost felted in appearance. I thought Yarn Harlot's post was quite good recently, talking about yarn snobs and the like. If it works, it works. Who cares? Besides, I have a really nice jumper, and two skeins left over for $35! Woohoo!

Yes I am hearing the concert over the top of the footy on TV so it must be loud. Oh to be young again, I really can't remember concerts like this one being organised when I was at an age to attend such things, other than the basin concert!!

Lovely knitting you have been doing there the poster boy looks just like the picture in the book. Did you know it is of David Bowie??

Spotlight, grrrrrrrr!!!
Yes, wasn't the concert loud? I received a letter from the Council asking me if I minded that it would be loud!! As if I had any say!!! It is the thump thump thump of the bass that is the worst!! I am definitely old!!!!
You must be feeling better, what lovely knitting you have done, love it all, and the scarf is so pretty, kind of a Branching Out pattern!! Gorgeous jumper, bag, posterboy bag and the beaded hat too!!!
You have to go to Knits Needles and Woo in the Arcade near Cafi Centro. It costs about $4-50 a ball, and there are some jumpers that take only 10 balls. The Black-Spot-of-Doom-Light is hopeless. I noticed them unpacking new Feathers kind of wool yesterday too. The assistant couldn't tell a young man how much wool for a beanie!!!! How bad is that????
You are having a theme. It is a lucky co-incidence. I am lucky that Katt gave me lovely yarn for April. I can't wait!!!
Post a Comment

<< Home
Knitting . . . creating something from not much at all.

My Photo
Location: Tasmania, Australia

Too busy to knit but can't help myself.

Image hosting by Photobucket

Image hosting by Photobucket

< < Previous | List | Next > >
Powered by RingSurf
February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 /

  • Cindy2Paw
  • The Knitter's Last Stand
  • Darkside of Knitting
  • Katt's Creative Knitting
  • Lil Purl
  • Shazza
  • Alone in the Stash
  • MrsMacgyver

  • FitKnits
  • Knizzle fo Shizzle
  • Redumbrella
  • Nerd Knits
  • Reading While Knitting
  • And She Knits Too
  • Crazy Aunt Purl
  • Grumperina
  • The Blue Blog
  • Yarn Harlot

  • Stripey Horror
  • Alien Illusion Scarf
  • Raspberry Jumper
  • Posterboy Bag
  • Odessa
  • Sox
  • Roll Brim Beanie/Hat
  • Green Squeeky Beenee
  • Pink Poomphy Scarph
  • Tiny Madam Bag
  • MIL Scarf
  • Silk Garden Beanie
  • SS Rib Beanie
  • Spectrum Sock 4 SS
  • Wrappy Thing
  • Patonyle Socks
  • Mother's Day Socks
  • Panta
  • Curly Whirly Scarf
  • Clapotis
  • Opal Socks
  • Stripey Sox
  • Diagonal Short Row Scarf
  • Mother In Law Socks 1
  • Pregnant Friend Socks
  • Mother In Law Socks 2
  • Fon Sox

  • Pomatomus
  • Baudelaire
  • Two fraternal socks on two circs
  • Mata Hari

  • Monkey
  • Hedera
  • Diamante
  • Crooked Cable
  • Rolling Thunder
  • Cable Twist

  • The Knittery
  • Knitty
  • Knitting on two circs
  • The Wool Shack
  • That Spinning Place
  • Yarns Online
  • Knitting Yarn Shop
  • Purl Yarns
  • The Knitting Loft
  • The Wool Shop
  • Knitting Pattern Central
  • CraftBits
  • SnBLaunceston
  • MagKnits
  • For the Love of Yarn
  • Yarn Magazine Blog

  • The Organised Elf

  • I'M READING . . .
  • Scar Tissue, Anthony Kiedis
  • Chasing Charlie Duskin, Cath Crowley
  • The Timewaster Letters, Robin Cook
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne
  • A Drift of Derwent Ducks, Trudi Crowley
  • Out of Ireland, Christopher Koch
  • The Messenger, Markus Zusak
  • Thanks a Lot Guv, T. Garth Hyland
  • Princess Masako, Ben Hills

    Free Web Counter
    hit Counter

    Powered by Blogger