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

Saturday, September 29, 2007

What's your belief? The Belief-O-Matic

Since a few were interested in this when mentioned last week.

Here's the link. Belief-O-Matic. 'Find your religion' type quiz.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Alpaca's rock!

I just met Mark from Moss Vale Alpacas and he is wonderful. I may have bought 2 skeins of 8ply black alpaca and 3 skeins of white (creamy white with little flecks) 5ply alpaca at the same time but that could just be a vicious rumour!

He gave me some photos to bring along on Monday night to show the latest additions to the herd. He also said that they are moving to Tasmania :( They are still going to bread alpaca's there and continue selling the fleece and roving off the site, mossvalealpacas (dot) com (dot) au. He said they have about 7kg of roving in black, white and a pretty reddish brown colour that is all carded and ready to spin.

I will bring my purchases along on Monday night for you to see/feel etc...

Oh and Mark suggested we could take a field trip to the Gidgigannup show on 27 October. He said last year there was roving, yarn and livestock on display and some for sale also. Just a thought.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


The annual Save the Children Book Sale is on again starting tomorrow night at 6pm. It is at the South Perth Civic Centre (Lesser Hall) on South Tce.
Friday 6pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 5pm
Monday & Tuesday 9am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 9am - noon

I was there this morning helping set up and there were a couple of boxes of knitting pattern books but none that were my style. There are heaps of records, tapes and CD's (although I already bought the Pavarotti records that I found).

Friday, September 07, 2007

Wool Shack is looking for a salesperson

join the wool shack team!

september 2007


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applications close 14th september

The Wool Shack need a new sales assistant! If you live in Perth, would love to work part-time surrounded by yarn, then contact us with your details. We are looking for someone to work approximately 10 hours a week and also cover school holidays. We are incredibly flexible, so are happy to fit into your schedule. Get in touch ASAP, before we start interviewing and good luck with your application!


good luck!

sounds like fun

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

sale at the Knittery

brushed kid mohair and silk merino DK on sale.


Tuesday, September 04, 2007

cute cardi

this is really cute, not for my bodytype mind you, but others in our stitchnbitch.

ANZ Knitters

This is a copy (minus some of the details of the dates and names of knitters etc) from a posting on ANZ's staff page this week:

Q: What's the latest rage at ANZ?
A: Knitting!

During June and July 250 staff from across the Bank dug out needles and yarn to take part in the Technology sponsored knitting workshops to help raise money for Victoria’s 73rd Winter Blanket Appeal. Craft personality Tonia Todman launched our first workshop at 55 Collins St.
Knitting prowess was not a prerequisite. Free workshops were held to help those who were either out of practice or who had never had the chance to learn this relaxing and creative art form. In addition to learning new stitches and having a good yarn, we produced more than 600 simple warm items, scarves, beanies, shawls, booties and toys and 100's of small squares that were joined together to make throw rugs.

Proceeds from the sale of the knitted garments from ANZ's Knitting Workshops, and donations from “Wear your Winter Woollies to Work Day”, raised over $7,500 for the appeal. The ANZ Group Giving matched amount of $15,000 exceeded last year’s donation of $11,000. Great fun, new connections and good conversations were a key aspect of the workshops. Many have requested that the workshops continue, a true indication of their success.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Alpaca Alert!!

The sixth annual alpaca sale and information day will be held on Sat, Sept 8th in Gidgegannup at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds.

do not have exact times yet.