The Knitter's Last Stand

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

My ten trivia tips

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Cathy!

  1. There are now more than 4000 satellites orbiting Cathy!
  2. Cathy has only one weakness - the colour yellow.
  3. Cathy will always turn right when leaving a cave.
  4. Cathyology is the study of Cathy.
  5. The first Cathy was made in 1853, and had no pedals.
  6. You can tell if Cathy has been hard-boiled by spinning her. If she stands up, she is hard-boiled.
  7. Baskin Robbins once made Cathy flavoured ice cream!
  8. More people are killed by Cathy each year than die in aeroplane accidents.
  9. American Airlines saved forty thousand dollars a year by eliminating Cathy from each salad served in first class.
  10. In Japan, Cathy can only be prepared by chefs specially trained and certified by the government.

I am interested in - do tell me about

Wednesday, February 22, 2006


This meme was passed on to me a while ago by Dandy and Sharon. It's taken a while but here 'tis.

Four Jobs You've Had in Your Life:
1. Mum
2. Grandmother
3. Foster Carer
4. Sales Assistant

Four Movies You've Watched Over and Over:
1. Dirty dancing (Patrick Swayze)
2. Ghost (Patrick Swayze)
3. Under Siege (Steven Segal)
4. Star Wars 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, &6

Four Places You Have Lived:
1. Zeehan, West Coast Tasmania, Australia
2. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
3. Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
4. Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Four Places You Have Been on Vacation:
1. Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
2. Canberra, ACT, Australia
3. Adelaide & Barossa Valley, South Australia
4. Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Four Websites You Visit Daily:
1. My e-mails
2. My fave blogs.
3. Yarnharlot
4. S'n'B

Four of Your Favorite Foods:
1. Cake of any sort
2. Yummy dim sims with thin pastry
3. Toffees
4. Chocolate

Four Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
1. Canberra
2. Adelaide
3. Alice Springs
4. In the middle of a yarn shop where everything is free

I'm not passing this meme on but if anyone would like to have a go at it please yourself.

Next time we'll have some knitting news and also some pickies when they're downloaded from the camera.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Saturday, February 04, 2006

What do you think this is?

This is a pair of socks that I started quite a while ago. They are now finished and waiting to be sold in the shop that Katt and I sell in.

They are made from Miami sock yarn that I bought from Bendigo Woollen Mills . The yarn is a cotton, wool and nylon blend and it had too loose a tension for my liking.

What do you think this is? It now has a partner and they will be sold in the shop that Katt and I sell our knitting in.

Thanks for your guesses on this knitted object. A few of you got it right as it and it's mate are knee warmers.

This is some yarn that I found at one of the local salvage shops.

The large hank of yarn is absolutely beautiful 3 ply baby yarn. It is a really huge hank of yarn.

The other 2 hanks feel like cotton blend yarn but they will still knit up well.

All this yarn was in 1 bag and it cost me $8.00 in total. What a bargain.

I have been tagged by Dandy and Sharon to do the same meme but I haven't had the time to fill in my answers yet but I will in the not too distant future. (Honest).

Since finishing the blue mystery items I have also knit another sock in my other ball of Trekking yarn that I got from Sockmonster last year. I am very happy with the way the sock has turned out and am already to the heel shaping on the second sock.

In regards to the Knitting Olympics I am going to stick with Sharon, Cindy and a few others and be a spectator as I am uncertain with my sore wrist whether I could tackle a lot of knitting in a few days and also it can get quite hot at this time of year.

I also think that over 1500 participants is a very good number of entrants. Good on everyone for joining in and I will be on the sidelines barracking for you all.

I think that's all for now so until next time keep on knitting.