The Knitter's Last Stand

Thursday, March 30, 2006

I'm late, I'm late...............

As per usual I'm late again as yesterday was my

1st Blogiversary.

Life has been soooooooooooooooo hectic around this place that we call home that I plain forgot what day it was.

On the knitting front I've completed another flat cat for the market stall and have knit 1 leg of a pair of baby leggings from the new Creative Knitting that I bought on Monday.

I will be knitting the complete set which comprises leggings, jumper and beanie in the coming months along with "stuff" for the market stall.

My local CWA handcraft ladies had a lady come in to show us how to make sponge cakes that "NEVER FAIL".

These were some of the cakes cooked by Bev and 2 of the other handcraft ladies.

DD and I had a go at making some the other day with DD doing most of the work and they came out just as good as these ones and they didn't last long either. They were sooooooooooooo scrummy.

The photo at the top is of the sunrise just south of Campbell Town about 2 weeks ago as we were heading to Hobart for the day.

It was a beautiful sunrise so I couldn't resist hanging my little digi out the window to get a pickie.

Oh well time to go and start getting tea ready. Apricot chicken and veg tonight and the kids will probably ask for ice cream for dessert again.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Friday, March 24, 2006

Surprise, surprise.......................

Was I ever surprised when DH came back from the local Post Office with this lovely parcel of goodies from the Westbury World Wide Sock Competition Committee.

The book is Patonyle Accessories for the whole family and the yarn is 10 balls of lovely cream Patonyle 4 ply sock yarn.

This pair of socks was knit from the leftovers of sock yarn when I made my falling leaves socks.

The yarn is Opal Brasil and the pattern is from the Guardian Pharmacy pattern book from 2005.

They will fit about a six to 12 month old baby.

These delightful creatures are flat cats.

The one on the left was knit for the market stall that our local S'n'B are having but miss 3yrs 8mths decided she liked him so the one on the right has been made for her in her favourite colour.

Can you guess what her favourite colour is?

You guessed right, her favourite colour is purple closely followed by pink.

I found the pattern for these lovely things in the Panda Cleckheaton Celebration Days Volume 2 pattern book. This book has some wonderfully simple patterns in it for knitters with little experience up to very experiences knitters.

Miss 3yrs 8mths is back to normal now. Thankyou to every one who wished her well.

Thankyou everyone for my birthday wishes.

I think it's about time I went and sat down and did a bit more sock knitting.

So far this year I have knit 9 pairs of socks and I think I have about 4 singles hanging around here.

Sockitis has found it's home in my house again.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Thursday, March 23, 2006

Happy Birthday to me......

As the title suggests today is my forty "something" Birthday.

It has been verrrrrrrrrrrrry eventful so far as we had Miss 3yrs 8mths at the hospital most of the day.

She has been suffering a bit from gastro over the last 3 days and got dehydrated so off to hospital we went so that she could have some special drinks and special ice blocks to get a bit of fluid into her little body.

She's alright now and had a little tea then went to bed for the night.

Cindy, Sharon, Katt and I entered a pair of socks each into the Westbury World Wide Sock Competition and lo and behold Cindy and I won our respective categories.

Above is a photo of my entry in all their glory with their prize certificate above them.

The pattern is tangled garden from Knitty and the colours are the colours of my fave AFL footy team.

Our little S'n'B group are having a stall in the new market that starts this Saturday in York Town Square.

Most of us have been knitting furiously to make articles for the stall. I have either 13 or 14 articles for sale on the stall from small knitted coin purses up to the baby cot blanket mentioned in a previous post.

Hopefully we have a lot of sales (but then again if we sell everything it means we have to make more things for next weeks stall.)

Okay then I think that's all for now.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Thursday, March 09, 2006


This project is a cot blanket that has been on and off the needles for about 9 years (you are reading correctly when you read NINE YEARS).

It was knit in 4 ply cotton with most of it knit on a set of 4 dpns.

This is the second one of these cot blankets that I've made and I would consider doing another one.

This is the Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah part of this blog entry.

A cup of coffee, my new sock tote made especially for me by the wonderful Cindy and my knitting.

The knitting you can see is the start of a baby jumper that I have now completed.

The yarn is some lovely, soft baby yarn that I got from Spotlight. It is soooooooooooo soft and is a dream to knit.

These socks are knit from Trekking XXL and the pattern is leaf lace.

At this stage I can't remember where I got the pattern from.

The yarn came from Sockmonster.

The socks are resting on one of the four pumpkins that we have so far harvested from the garden.

These two little sets are for a friends twins who were born verrrrrrrrrrrry early.

They were born at about 24 weeks gestation and were very small. (300grams and 700 grams)

The set on the left are from yarn inherited from my mum and the set on the right are from the same yarn bought from Spotlight that I mentioned above.

As you can guess I've been having a bad case of second sockitis.

The sock on the left is Tiptoe from Knitty and the other sock is Tangled Garden from Knitty as well.

The Tangled Garden sock now has a mate and is on it's way to the Westbury World-Wide Sock Competition.

I have been trying to blog for a few days but blogger or my computer (or both) haven't been very kind to me so a lot of my news is out of date but as we all say "better late than never".

I always write a list of completed articles in a little book so I can have a record of what I have completed and when so I can look back at a later date and see when a particular article was knit (or crochet) and find it very helpful.

The first entry in my little red and black book was completed on 20th November 1994 so my books been around quite a while.

So far this year I have 22 completed articles which consists of 9 pairs of socks.

Whew! It's been a busy year so far and with more babies on the way all the time and with knitting for the shop that Katt and I knit for it will stay busy.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Friday, March 03, 2006

Q is for Quentin

You will sink in a mire. You like to think you're
normal, but deep down you really just want to
strip off your clothes and roll around in
chicken fat.

What horrible Edward Gorey Death will you die?
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