The Knitter's Last Stand

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Guess what I got more of???????????

Oh yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been at it again.

DH went to the local tip shop looking for something and I just happened to go too and guess what I found?

MORE YARN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is a little bit of all sorts. About 4 1/2 balls of Gem cotton. 2 balls of Villawool Classique pure wool. 1 ball of Cleckheaton Taboo. (lovely and soft) There's also a lot of part balls of pure wool and 2 part balls of acrylic.

I'm unsure what these yarns will be used for as yet but don't worry they will be put to good use.

On the knitting front I've finished the pair of childs rib slippers that I was knitting so I'm back onto my blue Patonyle socks.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Childs rib slippers. Posted by Hello

Look at the yarn I found at the local tip shop and it only cost me $6.00. I'd say that's a bargain as it's nearly all wool. Posted by Hello

A better photo of the yarn. Posted by Hello

What a find for little missy at the local tip shop for only $5.00. Posted by Hello

Monday, May 30, 2005

It's finished at last!!!!!!!!!!!

The dreaded, boring 7 foot long scarf has been finished at last. Thankyou very much for the order Suzi. Never again.

I have also knitted a pair of baby socks for the Guardian Angels project through the Guardian pharmacy. I may have to tackle something else before the appeal closes.

Also on the go I have a pair of childs rib slippers. I have them knitted but I need to sew them up and crochet around the top of them. (Photos coming soon to a computer near you.){DH's humour not mine.}

Birdsong we have made an enquiry about the tree in the lavender and here for your enjoyment is the reply. I have just posted a panorama shot showing more of the lavender fields.

"That tree and the one just down from it, is an English Oak. They are 120 years old and were planted on the original farm site ("Woodcroft") here prior to establishment of the lavender farm."

After all the comments about his photos DH has got a very swollen head. (It's a wonder he can fit through the door.) DH is thinking about starting his own blog when he gets around to it.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Bridestowe Lavender Farm panorama. Posted by Hello

At last. The 7 foot scarf has been completed. It is knit from Cleckheaton Country pure wool. Posted by Hello

Baby socks knitted for the Guardian Angel project. Yarn was bought from the op shop. Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Green, green grass of home.

Just a few pickies so the out of towners can see why Launceston (and Tasmania/Australia) is a wonderful place to live and visit.

DH took all of these photos on his uber, you beaut Nikon D70 Digital SLR camera.

DH is complaining that he only got one line in my posting so I have put in a few more so shut him up. So there *imagine the tongue poked out and me saying na, na, na, naaaaaaaaaaa, na*.

If you want to shut him up just leave a comment and ask for more photos. He may even start his own photo blog one day if there's enough interest.

On the knitting front I received my copy of the Guardian Angels knitting book in the mail today and have started to knit a pair of *insert huge grin* (you guessed it) SOCKS, SOCKS, SOCKS, SOCKS, SOCKS, YES SOCKS for the Guardian Angels project.

Until next time keep on knitting.


The lavender farm about 40mins from home. Posted by Hello

The local Mall in the centre of Launceston before the rush (5.00am Summer time). Posted by Hello

The local Seaport precinct. The second best place to sit and knit with a coffee with photo opportunities. Posted by Hello

Another celebrity or is it just our State Emblem. Posted by Hello

One of the other locals in front of the coffee shop/restaurant at the Cataract Gorge where I sit and knit while DH takes HEAPS of photos. Posted by Hello

One of the locals at the Cataract Gorge. I sit and knit while DH takes the photos. Posted by Hello

Chair lift over the 1st basin at the Cataract Gorge. The longest single span in the southern hemisphere at 308m. Posted by Hello

Flood lit cataract gorge down river from the Alexandra bridge. Posted by Hello

Alexandra sunpension bridge with flood waters from last winter. Posted by Hello

Sunset 1/2 km from our house. Posted by Hello

Just the average sunset from Launceston not far from home. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Star Wars

DH and I went to see Star Wars III this morning. It was fantastic. The only minus was that there was so much going on at the start that the poor eyes couldn't keep up with all the action.

We will need to see it again to catch what we missed this morning. You could watch it over and over and still pick out something that you haven't noticed before.

When we were coming out of the theatre we ran into Katt as she had been to see Star Wars III as well. It is great to catch up with blog buddies and just talk without the need to think about logging on and typing on the computer.

On the knitting front I have knit over half of the black ordered scarf for the shop I knit for.

I can't wait to see the end of it.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Monday, May 23, 2005

This weeks current projects

I am still knitting the booooooooooooring scarf thanks to Suzi but to relieve the boredom I got out the baby yarn again and knit a pair of baby booties. These are for my group CWA Handcraft & Home Industries competition for next month.

I have also started to crochet a white baby jacket for the local shop that I sell my craft work in.

I just couldn't resist but I knit a few rows (about 20 or so) on my blue Patonyle toe-up sock. I am almost to the heel shaping on the 1st sock now.

I have just read an excellent book. It's a sci-fi, horror thriller by Matthew Reilly who is an Australian author. The book was called "Area 7" so if you can get your hands on it and like this sort of book don't hesitate. I hired the copy that I read from the local library.

Thankyou 2paw & Birdsong for your lovely comments on my blog. It is nice to get positive comments that encourage you and brighten your day.

I just can't wait until tomorrow when I get to go and see the new Star Wars movie. DH and I are hoping to see it in the morning (hopefully the lines at the cinema won't be too long).

We really enjoyed watching the 1st episode of the new Dr Who on Saturday and can hardly wait until next Saturday for the next episode.

Oh well! I suppose I had better get back to the scarf from hell (and watch the Big Brother nominations).

Until next time keep on knitting.


Booties knitted to relieve the boredom from knitting the scarf. Posted by Hello

Scarf for order through the shop thanks to Suzi. The scarf is just over 3 ft so far but when finished will be 7 ft long. Posted by Hello

Beanie for order through the shop. Posted by Hello

Saturday, May 21, 2005


The project I am working on at the moment is sooooooooooooooooo booooooooooring.

I am knitting a black rib scarf that when finished will be 7 foot long.

I have done about 2 foot of it so far and it is soooooooo boooooooooring.

Before I started I knit the beanie to go with it. They are an order for the shop that Katt and I knit for.

I wish that I could do something else but if I pick up say the white baby shawl then I wouldn't do any more of the boooooooooooring black scarf for a while.

Therefore it's back to the boooooring black scarf for me.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Monday, May 16, 2005

Knit, knit, knitting..............

As the title suggests I have been knit, knit knitting. I have completed quite a bit lately but they have only been smallish projects.

I have done 2 pair of childs pink Patonyle socks. One pair for little missy and another pair to sell in the CWA shop.

I have knit 2 pairs of slippers for a friend to chose from as she (and I) were uncertain of what she really wanted so it was better to knit 2 different styles that she could choose from.

I knit a pair of childs mittens from some of the yarn that I found while op shopping again. Gee you find some good bargains at the op shops. It just pays to keep your eyes open where ever you go.

I also had an order to knit 2 pair of mens gloves in pure wool. I used Cleckheaton Country which I have always liked. I also found it quite cheep (heavily discounted) at the Mowbray Craft Store as the owner is getting out of the business. She has quite a few good bargains for anyone in the Launceston (Tas.) area.

I have been working busily on the white baby shawl. One quarter has been completed. Phew. Now it is time to cast on the next lot of 246 stitches for the 2nd quarter as it is knit in 4 pieces.

Thanks to everyone for your comments backing me on the rudeness of the one who would like to remain anonymous on my friends blog.

I think we all agree that if you are not going to make a friendly comment then keep your thoughts to yourself as no-ones perfect and we are putting our thoughts into our blog for our own enjoyment and to communicate with those we regard as friends.

2paw, my DH and myself are just itching for the release of the new Star Wars movie on Thursday and then the start of the new Dr Who on Saturday.

What an action packed week it is going to be.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Cream mens gloves. An order through the shop along with the black gloves. Posted by Hello

Black mens gloves. An order for the shop. Posted by Hello

1st knitted mitten from yarn found at op shop. Mittens now finished and in shop to be sold. Posted by Hello

Knitted socks in Patonyle. Posted by Hello