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, January 30, 2008

New Book!

oooh, i'm very excited.

I got

lots of down home type of patterns. I got it to make the Baby Bib o Love, but I love many of the patterns.

I'll bring it in on Monday.


i can see myself casting on some more projects.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Could be crafty but not really

oh, am I laughing.

Brian and I joined a Tea and Health Study at Royal Perth Hospital. However the study has not gotten enough volunteers. Today Tonight agreed to do a segment on the study to give it some advertisement for more volunteers. The researchers called Brian up to ask if he would agree to be interviewed for the piece, and me also. Brian said yes, and they interviewed him this morning at Royal Perth. He told them I couldn't come in to be interviewed. they said they would come to me. and so they did. I brought out my good china (Bridgewater), made tea, was interviewed and Ethan was filmed eating biscuits and drinking tea out of his own cup.
The segment will be broadcast as early as the end of this week, or next week.
So keep an eye out on Channel 7 and laugh as I make a fool of myself.
I tried to get knitting into the segment, but strangely they wouldn't have it.

hee hee hee hee

FO: Baby elfin hat and grinch feet

So last night at Stitch N Bitch I sewed up the hat. Came right home and tried them on a cranky Patrick. Yes, he was not impressed. The hat just fits, it will not fit him by the time it gets cold out. Oh well. I'll have to make him another hat for the cold weather and will donate this hat and booties to a winter newborn baby.
not happy, not happy at all!
I am though.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

I hope no one is saying this behind my back!


Saturday, January 26, 2008

for crocheting gamers


Wonder Woman!!

nice jumper

Friday, January 25, 2008


For you WoW crazies, you know who you are....


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Feb 3rd

International Pajama Day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

a cute little V-day project

It's a beautiful day in the Neighborhood....

You Aussies never had Mr. Rogers here did you?


blanket in action

oh yes, and Patrick too.

BTW, the elf hat is finished with the knitting and just needs to be sewn up and bell attached.
How exciting!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Cat in the doghouse

See this cute kitten? This is Lilwen, the latest addition to our feline family. She's got loads of energy, loves to play, and we've had stacks of fun since she came home. HOWEVER, this morning I got up to find my partially done chevron scarf pulled out of my knitting bag, needle half pulled out, and the yarn wrapped around the sofa, tangled in the various things near the sofa.

Methinks next time I need to wind a ball I'll visit lupinbunny and use her winder, at least then I'll have a yarncake instead of a tempting large ball that can be rolled everywhere!

She's too cute to be angry at though.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Unique Concept

this is one of the reasons i love noro so much. the unpredictability of the stripes etc.

this would be cool

yarn cats

boy would my cats get it if I found them doing this.

Monday, January 14, 2008

dyeing cotton shop twine

Hi all,
Went to Bunnings to pick up some flowers and some cotton shop twice to crochet into baskets. Suggestions as to stuff around the house I can dye this string with? I won't be washing it, so I'm not worried about it bleeding. do you think food color would work? or would i simply get it all over my hands whenever handling the basket?

only one kid today, so i can do gardening and crafty stuff.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

um WHY?

Ok so Im not saying that I have the same taste as everyone else but:


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Shear Panic

looks fun

Friday, January 11, 2008


lots of Rowan and Jo Sharp on sale at the Woolshack

Calico and Ivy are also having an ongoing sale

Happy New Year to all our customers....

Calico & Ivy will reopen on Monday, 7th January at 9.30am....

For the next 11 weeks (until Easter) we will be holding an ongoing SALE with new items added each week to encourage you to keep looking in!

The Back Room Bargains include hundreds of bolts of quality fabric at the red ribbon price of just $5.50 per metre - hurry in for these as they are way below cost and great for new year projects, or for backing those unfinished quilts.

All our Christmas trims and decorations will be reduced , including the superb vintage decorations from the USA...well worth putting away until next holiday season.

Lots of our lovely yarn is now at giveaway prices and we have knitting books and magazines that are a fantastic buy!

Remember this is "the Sale that keeps on going", so plan to visit us often over the next few months - you will not be disappointed....

Look forward to seeing you soon,

Jo Brazier and the Calico & Ivy Team

scanning the internets so you don't have to

Thursday, January 10, 2008

patterns and things

Hi all,
just found this and thought I'd link it since someone (I think Spiderknit) has the first of her Blossom Street books.

Gonna design me a hat.

well, I'm going to design Patrick a fair-isle hat from the leftover baby blanket yarn (Shepherd Colour 4 Me 8ply)

using this book

now I just need a basic hat pattern for an infant in the round.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

first entrelac

saw this which would be good to use up some nice yarn


This is kinda for Clem since she wasn't there on Monday night (owing to her living on the other side of the country now). My sister-in-law's mum is going to teach me to spin! She has sheep and alpacas and is going to teach me with her sheep's fleece from last year. I'm very excited!

interweave knits holiday knits 2007

did anyone at snb perhaps pick this issue up? could you bring it next Monday? I would like to peruse it.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

sparkly yarn in sport weight

anyone know of a sparkly yarn, sport weight, that comes in red? I need to make a pirate hat with sparkles.

Helens Icarus Shawl

Helen you're so clever! That girl can knit I tells ya!

all my projects may be like this


Using up your stash support

if you need a group to join for this....

who has alot of stash

Saturday, January 05, 2008

for you lace knitters

if you received some laceweight yarn and don't know what to do with it.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

wish list project

Ok this is now officially on my "I wanna learn felting and fair-isle but not in that order" wish list:

it's purdy and practical!

I lied

I don't know how to create a link to another website.

the link button doesn't show up on my computer

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

your crafty new year resolutions?

what do I want to accomplish this year?

1. Knit something with ruffles (Helen?)
2. Finish Ethan's jumper
3. Finish an adult pair of socks
4. Complete a few UFO's (there are alot of them)

How about everyone else?

How can you resist?

A sympathy doll?