The Knitter's Last Stand

Sunday, April 23, 2006

More FO's

Happy Birthday to the delightful Katt. Everyone pop on over to her Blog and wish her many happy returns for today.
This pair of socks is made from Hot Socks yarn and the pattern is falling leaves from the latest Creative Knitting.

These socks have been donated to a charity group for a prize in a raffle.

This is a close up photo of the pattern in the socks.

These socks were a joy to knit and didn't take long to make at all.

These childs fingerless gloves were made with leftover yarn from the above socks. (I still have some yarn left out of 2 balls).

The pattern is from my new Patonyle Accessories book that I won.

This pair of gloves are for sale on the S'n'B market stall.

I have been busily knitting more baby gear both for the shop and also a secret project lately so keep on popping in to see some completed photos in the near future.

Until next time keep on knitting.


Friday, April 21, 2006

Finally ............. 2 of 2

This magnificent creation is a crochet string bag from Creative Knitting.

The bag was crochet from 8 ply cotton that I found at the local salvage yard (tip shop).

It folds a pocket that is in the base of the bag which buttons up to look like the bottom photo in this post.

I gave this bag to DD for her birthday in March.

This pair of childs gloves was knit from the yarn left over when I knit the socks below.

The pattern came from my new Patonyle Accessories book that I recently won.

The yarn is one of the new Patonyle colour ways.

I put these socks on the stall that our local S'n'B have at a local market and they have already sold.

This pair of socks was knit from a pattern in Creative Knitting.

The yarn is Patonyle and they really came out a treat.

Since these delectable items have been finished I have also knit another pair of socks and also a pair of childs fingerless gloves so I've been quite busy.

This is a view of the above string bag when it has been folded up.

It makes a nice, neat package to put into your hand bag (if it's big enough) so that you can get it out when needed to carry your shopping.

Today after a visit by the delightful Katt and family we went for a drive to Scottsdale, Bridport and George Town before finally coming home.

We had a delicious lunch at Scottsdale at the Steakout Cafe/Restaurant. The meal was absolutely to die for and I would recommend that anyone going to that area of Tassie drop in for a meal.

Children and adults were well catered for on the menu at a very reasonable price.

Hopefully Katt's computer will be up and running soon as they now have the disks that we hope (fingers crossed) that they need. (Thankyou to DH for hopefully getting them back online again).

Until next time keep on knitting.


Monday, April 17, 2006

1 of 2

I have decided to break todays post into a few parts as Blogger is being a bit of a bugger and not wanting to accept my photos.

This is a pair of mens 5 ply pure wool socks.

The pattern is mens cable rib socks from the Vogue Socks 2 knitting book.

I am still deciding what to do with these socks. Should I sell them on the stall that my fellow S'n'Bers are running or sell them in the shop that Katt and I sell our knitting in.

These socks didn't even get to the market stall as when I went to handcraft on Tuesday morning a lady who was visiting from the North Island (Mainland Australia) bought them as a gift for a friend.

The S'n'B ladies didn't even get to see them that afternoon.

This pair of socks are from the Pomatomus pattern but I call them the Flippo as I knit 2 tog. through the front of the stitch instead of tbl as the pattern says. I have made them from Opal Prisma yarn.

Oh well!!!! Not everyone's perfect.

I am still deciding whether I want to keep these socks or sell them on the stall.

This pair of socks are knit from the book that I won in the Westbury World Wide Sock Festival.

The yarn was also part of my prize.

The pattern was stitched on after they were finished.

I am still to decide what to do with this pair of socks as well.

Catch ya with the next section of this post (if Blogger will let me).


Tuesday, April 04, 2006

What kind of soul are you?

You Are a Newborn Soul
You are tolerant, accepting, and willing to give anyone a chance.On the flip side, you're easy to read and easily influenced by others.You have a fresh perspective on life, and you can be very creative.Noconformist and nontraditional, you've never met anyone who's like you.
Inventive and artistic, you like to be a trendsetter.You have an upbeat spirit and you like almost everything.You make friends easily and often have long standing friendships.Implusive and trusting, you fall in love a little too easily.
Souls you are most compatible with: Bright Star Soul and Dreaming Soul
What Kind of Soul Are You?

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Oh!!!!!!!!!!! The pressure!!!!!!!!!!!

I am listening to my readers and posting the recipe for sponge cakes that we were given at our last CWA handcraft get together.
DD and I tried this recipe and it came out beautifully and didn't last very long at all.
It was soooooooooooooo scrummy.

Sponge Cakes

4 eggs
3/4 cup caster sugar
3/4 cup cornflour
1 (heaped) tbspn custard powder
1/2 tspn bicarb soda
1 (heaped) tspn cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 350*F (180*C)
Sift cornflour, custard powder, bicarb and cream of tartar.
Separate eggs.
Beat whites till thick and fluffy.
Add sugar a little at a time, add egg yolks one at a time.
Sift dry ingredients into mixture (ie. second sifting).
Stir through till well mixed.
Put in 2 x 8 inch round, high tins.
Cook 25 minutes.
Cool then cut in half and fill with whipped cream.
Sprinkle with icing sugar.


Coffee - Add 1 tbspn coffee essence
Chocolate - Add 1 tbspn cocoa

On the knitting front I have completed my cable rib socks in Patonyle (no pickies as yet) and have also completed the main part of Baby Norgi from Knitty.

Today I wanted to do something different so I knit a childs glove with some Patonyle that was leftover from my cable rib socks. The pattern is from my new Patonyle accessories book that I won in the WWW sock comp.

Oh well it's time to finish cooking tea so I must go. Tonight we are having grilled blade steak with home grown veg (potatoes, corn and beans) then we will be having lemon fluff for dessert.

Until next time keep on knitting.