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

Monday, March 31, 2008

You can thank me

That the Swan library system will now have Alterknits by Leigh Radford. They ordered it today, let's see how long it takes to get here.

enhancing your local library everyday.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Alpacas big and small

We (hubby and I) have been up to Parkerville today for my niece's 3rd birthday party. It was at my SIL's parents place. They have 5 Alpaca's, 1 long haired goat and lots of chickens. The chickens had laid 3 eggs, there were 3 eagle's flying above and my nephew fell over 3 times. It was a good day for a 3rd birthday.

Oh and tomorrow, I'm being taken to a spinning group!!!!!!!! So I can finally use Clem's wheel.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fine use of acrylic

high tech


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

we need some more photos.....

Isn't Decky cute modeling the bottom of my sweater?
too bad I can't figure out how to turn him around.

chore wars

can't get your gaming partner to do anything around the house?


lamp that knits its own shade

hmm, rather steampunk i think

Monday, March 24, 2008

sticks and string podcast

does anyone listen to this podcast? how is it?


Anyone want a jar of marmalade? I ended up making 13 jars of mandarin-lime. It is yummy. Please comment or email here and I'll bring it to stitch n bitch tonight.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Perfect Mess

I knew someone else felt this way!

I think all my former bosses need to read this....
and it gives me an excuse not to 'tidy up' my knitting projects!


How cool is this?

There's a discussion about this on the Australian board on Ravelry, but just thought I'd post it here for everyone.

Now just to give you a laugh, a really really bad photo of me in a beanie.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

It's not what you know, it's who you know

As I'm about to leave this construction industry caper, I need to milk it for all it's worth in the meantime.

So when one of the purchasing blokes walked past a few minutes ago, I asked 'So if I wanted to get some tig welding rods, how would I go about it?' He was curious about my new interest in tig welding... until I explained that they are the perfect thing for lace blocking. His wife is a knitter and they are both impressed that I am too.

He then contacted a supplier who he is going to see on Thursday anyway. All I need to do is give them the lengths I want and they'll run them straight out of the machine for me. Fantastic since the blocking wires I've seen online are $$exy.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Why am I stashbusting but the stash is growing?

I keep seeing beautiful yarn that I want to put in my sweater. I'm obsessed with this sweater now....every gorgeous colored, soft yarn is going into it. I only hope it fits me, I hate to frog and start over. But start over I would.

Handcrafters House in Midland, buying a gift for someone else, and scored two balls of Naturally Kid et Soie (70% Mohair, 20% silk and 10% NZ Merino, this stuff MELTS in your hands!) in cream and blue. And for a bit of BLING, Sunbeam Paris Mohair, gray with sparkly bits.....all for 40% off!!
I did leave a few balls if someone else needs them :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


cute cute cute!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Yarn Magazine Issue 6 April 2007

Does anyone have this issue? I know I bought it, but I can't find it. I want a copy of the Hailstone Jumper for boys, can anyone help me out?

Kmart Bargain and EBTKS

Hi all,
I think I scored the biggest bargain ever. A ball of Paton's Jet for 5 cents. yes, 5 cents. Light blue, brought it up to counter. Is this correct? Yup. Cool.

Am embarking upon the Everything but the Kitchen Sink sweater from Yarnplay. If anyone has any 10-12ply (worsted) remnants in black or jeweltones that you want to get rid of, I'll take it. If you think that it can make one round in this sweater, 180stitches on 5mm that would be fabulous. I am only using natural fibers in this jumper, unless the yarn is a wool/acrylic blend or something. I am repurposing the beautiful blue Jo Sharp silk aran that I purchased on the yarn train (Yarns on Collie) as the base color for it.

Also, I noticed that Panda has a yarn with similar colors to some of the multicolored Jet. The Panda yarn starts with a C, and it is acrylic I believe.


Monday, March 10, 2008

Helen is EVIL

For telling me about the Spotlight 20% off sale today. It is all her fault I spent more money on yarn I did not need.
that is my story and I'm sticking to it.
am I going to return the yarn?
that is all.
Michelle :)

Friday, March 07, 2008

9 or 10mm needles

Anyone have some 9 or 10mm needles I could borrow? I'm making some felted slippers.

UPDATE: I have acquired said needles.....thanks for the offers.

Cheap books!

I've just discovered The Book Depository. Based in the UK, with cheaper than retail prices, no postage charge and fast delivery. It works out cheaper than retail prices here in most cases (I guess no GST makes a difference too)

I've been saving a list to go through at some stage, using the fantastic Ravelry to work out whether it's worth buying a book or not.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

It is National Crochet month!

somewhere. in the US I think.

fine with me, I'll join in.

Sometimes the 80's need to stay in the 80's

Sunday, March 02, 2008

this could get me into quilting

I have a couple of friends who enjoy a quilt with these fabrics.


Last chance half price Patonyle!

Go here if you want half price Patonyle! There's no cream left, but you could overdye some other colours if you must... and did I mention it's half price?! Half price, the two sweetest words you could ever hear in a yarn shop.