A blog for the Mt Lawley Stitch'n'Bitchers. If you're in Perth, WA, and you like to knit, crochet or just gossip— or if you want to learn how— come down to Exomod in Mt Lawley every Monday from 7.30pm and catch some crafty action! Email Clementine for more info: indienial (at) gmail (dot) com

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Arachne Sock Calc

This website is listed on todays SNB calender page...

"A web site that does all the work for you! Simply enter your yarn gauge, the length you want your sock to be, and a few foot measurements (calf & ankle circumference & foot length) and the dazzling 'Arachne Sock Calculator' will abracadabra it into a sock pattern just for you. This fun & extremely helpful tool makes sock knitting so undaunting, you may soon find yourself measuring the calf circumference of strangers at *Exomod!"
* changed because it said 'local Dennys' must be some place in the US.


Monday, August 27, 2007

Crafty vandals

Saturday night, I was out with a group of friends in Northbridge, including the lovely Noel. As we are both lightweights and had parked in the same spot we left early, only to discover that my car (actually Mum's car) had the window smashed and the contents gone through. Luckily there was nothing very valuable in the car and they didn't realise that the mountain designs jacket was actually quite expensive. They ignored the small amount of change (they pulled the change draw out though) and my cd.

The only thing they stole? 3 of my 4 cushion inserts, just bought from Spotlight on Thursday night. Luckily I had taken inside all the cotton yarn I had bought to make cushion covers with, otherwise I'm sure they would have gone for that too. The only possible conclusion that I can draw from this incident is that there is a gang of vandals in Northbridge, intent on creating some lovely cushion covers, who were short of three cushion inserts. Maybe as we speak they are sewing quilted covers - crocheting some lovely granny squares or creating a cable and lace knitted set of three.

So, um, if anyone is going to Spotlight over the next few weeks (I went twice last week, that's enough for the time being!), can they please pick me up 3 small cushion inserts. I think they were $3.99 each.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Be a knitting scout

i'd love a few of these badges.

Spotlight Midland

We are heading there tonight, anyone need anything?

Friday, August 17, 2007

Baby Jaywalkers!


Thursday, August 16, 2007

kool-aid special

USA foods has a special on expired kool-aid packets. should still be good for dyeing yarn.


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

who is going to knit this?

the itty bitty knit dress. I don't even want to imagine what this would look like on me *shudder*

A big thanks!

To Kita's Mum for bringing some more gorgeous hand-dyed sock yarn to Stitch n Bitch last night. MMMMMM. If she comes back, I'll buy more. I liked the red/orange colorway. Perhaps some more blue/purple colorways and red/black? Who am I kidding? I have only one pair of socks on the needles, but you can never have enough sock yarn.

Monday, August 06, 2007

I Made a Dress! Anda from BurdaStyle

That I can actually wear! woah. that's big. So it's the 'Anda' dress pattern from BurdaStyle (thankyou lupinbunny for mentioning that site on her blog, I'd never heard of it before) What an easy pattern, but so stylish.. although putting on the casing for the drawstring was a bit of a bi-yatch, but got there in the end... slippery fabric not so much fun! Give me cotton anyday. I added lace to the hem. I can't wait to make more of these patterns, they're free!! woot woot!


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Centre Square

centre square hat


Apologies for the bad lighting, it's always dark by the time I get home.

This is Centre Square from Knitty. It was the first fair isle, and the quickest knit I've ever done— completed in about 3 hours over two evenings. I used a single strand of Lamb's Pride Bulky rather than the doubled yarn recommended in the pattern. It seems to have worked out pretty well, but the colours haven't come up very accurately in the photos... it's charcoal and bright, bright fuchsia.

This was the perfect project for breaking my knitting drought— I think I'll have a hard time taking it off!

So close I can almost taste it...

Like every other knitter with access to a keyboard and a modem, I've been hanging out for my Ravelry invitation. And now... I'm so close:

* You are #7495 on the list.
* 52 people are ahead of you in line.
* 14358 people are behind you in line.
* 34% of the list has been invited so far

So I'm checking my email every half hour... the suspense is starting to get to me!

In other news, I've FINALLY regained my knitting mojo. Last night, I cast on and knitted most of Centre Square in Lamb's Pride Bulky in grey and fuchsia, that I've had kicking around for ages (one of my few moth-resistant yarns, it appears). I'm up to the final few rows of decreases, and am extremely happy with it thus far.

Without wanting to jinx myself, my knitting malaise appears to be cured— hooray!