The Knitter's Last Stand

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Happy Birthday Sharon

Today is Sharons Birthday.

Sharon's a keen Kangaroos supporter (that's North Melbourne in old terms) from wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy back.

I won't say how old Sharon is but here's a hint. Next year she'll be the big four oh.


Until next time keep on knitting.


Friday, September 23, 2005

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

I've finally finished the Bendigo cardigan for miss 3. The pattern was Bendigo Woollen Mills Pt8132. The wool is 8 ply pure wool from the Bendigo Woollen Mills back room and the colour is thistle.
A close up of the pattern in the jumper and bands. The buttons are dorset buttons that I made with the same yarn as used for the cardigan.

A pair of socks knit Opal T-99. The colour is sunset. These socks are for me.
The 1st sock of a pair that I'm knitting for myself from Opal Brasil. The pattern is falling leaves from the latest Knitty.

I have started knitting the 2nd sock but got sidetracked and have knit 1 1/2 socks for a Christmas present from the latest Creative Knitting.

On Tuesday we had a meet up of the S'n'B group at Cafi Centro and it was great to see the girls again as well as the 2 new ladies who joined us.

The chatting was enjoyable, the food was delish and the knitting was wonderful in the supreme company that was present. I can't wait until next time at the Muffin Kitchen on October 4th at 1pm.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Monday, September 19, 2005

I've been Meme'd again.........

The Darling Katt has tagged me. So here I go.


1. Go into your archive.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five people to do the same.'

"I have posted a few pickies of the shawl as well as a pickie of my toe-up socks."

This sentence sounds a lot like what I used to always post when I was using "Hello" to post all my photos. (Before I found out that I could post pickies using blogger).

Now the five people I have chosen to tag with this meme are:

It will be interesting to see what these ladies find as their old post because some that I've read have been quite comical.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Saturday, September 17, 2005

I've been Meme'd

Lynne has tagged me so here I go...

TEN YEARS AGO: 1995: I was living on the West Coast of Tasmania being a full time stay at home mum to an almost 16 yr old son and a 14 1/2yr old daughter. I was heavily involved in CWA (as I still am) running the weekly handcraft sessions.

FIVE YEARS AGO: 2000: I was semi-single (sort of) as hubby was working away 12 days a fortnight and home for 2. I had not long ago become a short term foster carer and was enjoying looking after little children for respite care.

ONE YEAR AGO: 2004; I had only just found out about blog land. I was making plans to go to Canberra to attend my 1st Foster Carers National Conference.

1. Lolly gobble bliss bombs
2. Darrell Lea peanut brittle
3. Jelly Belly beans
4. Chilli philly with water crackers
5. Double coat tim tams

1. Mambo Italiano - Shaft
2. Final countdown - Europe
3. It's over - Kurupt
4. Everything by Hi-5 thanks to miss 3
5. Happy birthday

1. Buy hubby a Winnebago.
2. Buy a house with plent of natural light for my craft work.
3. Set up my own craft store as I am very disillusioned with some of the local ones that we have.
4. Build a studio at the back of the house for hubby to set up for his photography.
5. Take hubby on a nice, long, relaxing holiday (preferably a cruise).

1. Antarctica (for a short visit at least).
2. Egypt.
3. Japan.
4. New Zealand (they have 1 or 2 sheep there so they should have some wool).
5. The Shetland Islands

1. a g-string
2. a bikini
3. false eye lashes
4. false fingernails
5. lanolin (I'm allergic).

1. Blue Heelers
2. All Saints
3. Midsomer Murders
4. CSI
5. Dr Who

1. My grandchildren
2. My husband
3. My children
4. My foster child
5. My craft

1. My knitting needles
2. My crochet hooks
3. My cross stitch
4. My computer
5. My new mobile phone

FIVE PEOPLE TO PASS THIS ON TO: I will pass this on to Tracy, Roberta, Valerie, Michelle and Shel. I will be interested to see what their answers are.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Some finished objects & more.............

A cardigan that has been sent to Iran as a birthday gift.

A close up photo of the buttons. They are dorset buttons that I made myself.

A pair of socks for Katts daughter Harley. Katt Kool-aid dyed the main colour of these socks.

A "Branching Out" scarf that I made for a birthday present. It was sent to Iran for the mother of the little girl that received the cardigan.

A pair of black pure wool socks that will be sold in the shop that Katt & I knit for.

A sock knit from Bendigo Miami sock yarn. The second sock is yet to be started.

The back of Miss 3's cardigan knit from yarn bought at Harris Scarfe. The 1st front is knit to the underarms. This yarn is sooooooooooooo soft.

More Opal sock yarn bought at the local yarn store. I just couldn't resist, could I. I have started knitting the yarn on the right and it is looking really nice.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Sunday, September 11, 2005

What vintage movie star are you?

You are Lauren Bacall. You started off as very shy
but with a little help, your roots come out.
You're an honest person and your values,
beliefs and convictions are very clear. You
love a good time, and you want security at
heart but you're ready for anything that comes
your way. You may also have an air of grace
about you, and more beauty than you'll ever
realize. But others will see it.

Which vintage movie star are you most like?(For girls)
brought to you by Suzi.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

He's up and running at last!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DH has finally got his blog up and running at last.

He would appreciate a visit from everyone out in blog land when he's up and running properly and got a few more photos posted.

Oh well! Back to the knitting and Midsomer Murders.

Until next time keep on knitting.


What a blast!!!!!!

I have just posted a "few" photos that DH took the night before last of the lighning we had. We had a really good thunder and lighning storm.

We've also had another fairly good storm today but as it's day time there are no photos. (bummer)

We are going to have to get a blog site up and running for DH soon so that I can claim mine back for my knitting content.

I have photos to download of some FO's then I will post them.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Lightning display September 8th 2005.
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Lightning display September 8th 2005.
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Lightning display September 8th 2005.
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Lightning display September 8th 2005.
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Lightning display September 8th 2005.
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Lightning display September 8th 2005. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Flood pickies.

I have just posted a few pickies of the flooding that we've had at the Cataract Gorge and First Basin.

It was a case of water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.

We were watching 3 plastic drums floating around in the flood waters and going round and round the basin with all the rough water.

I suppose I should tell you all that the photo's of the floods are all taken by DH so he will get a swelled head (again) if everyone comments on them yet again. (He'll just have to get his A into G and start his own blog won't he?)

I have also posted a few pickies of some recently completed knitting and cross stitch even though some of the knitting was done while on holiday but just not photographed and posted.

I have also finished the second secret object which just needs a little blocking then it will be sent to Iran as a birthday gift for a friend. The child's striped socks are also to go to Iran for her daughter's birthday last month. (whoops, it's a bit late but at least it will get there)

I am back on the socks again as I'm knitting the 2nd sock of a black pair for the shop that Katt and I knit for.

I'm also making some dorset buttons for a child's cardigan that I knit about a year ago but couldn't get any buttons for.

Oh well! Busy, busy, busy.

Until next time keep on knitting.


View from King's Bridge looking over the tidal area and up river. Posted by Picasa

View of the Alexandra Suspension Bridge from the Alexandra lookout. Posted by Picasa

Photo from Alexandra lookout showing the flood waters covering the playground and pool area. Posted by Picasa

Panorama of Alexandra suspension bridge and the flood covering the first basin, pool and playground. Posted by Picasa

View of Alexandra Suspension Bridge and First Basin looking down river. Posted by Picasa

View of the Historic Duck Reach power station and suspension bridge with flood waters flowing just after the bridge had been closed to the public. Posted by Picasa

This is what DH says he's photographing when he goes to the Cataract Gorge but do you think I should believe him? Posted by Picasa

Socks knit from Kool aid dyed yarn that came from Katt at Katts knitting. Her daughter is now the proud owner of these socks. Posted by Picasa

Childs striped Opal socks that will be winging their way to Iran within the next few days as a birthday gift. Posted by Picasa

My blue Opal socks. These socks have a silver thead running through the yarn. Posted by Picasa

A cross stitch scissor keep. My swan embroidery scissors now take pride of place at the end of the green chord. Posted by Picasa

Panoramic views from King's Bridge looking up river towards Cataract Gorge. The top photo was taken on Thursday September 1st and the bottom photo was taken during November last year. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 02, 2005

Water, water everywhere!!!!!

As the title suggests we have had floods in the local area.

Launceston and the North of Tasmania has had 2 days of torrential rain. Yesterdays newspaper said 94.8mm in 36 hours.

There has been a lot of road closures and quite a bit of property damage in Launceston and the surrounding areas.

Yesterday we went for a look at the Cataract Gorge which was in flood. The swimming pool was flooded and dirty brown water was crashing down the river. DH took some photo's so will have to post some when he's downloaded them.

On the knitting front I only need to sew the sleeves into Miss 3's cardigan and make the buttons but I've been naughty and started a small cross stitch.

I've also been doing a bit of reading up for my Tafe course and also checking out some of the on line stuff that's relevant.

Until next time keep on knitting.