Friday, February 27, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Degas at the National Gallery of AustraliaSo I finally got organised and arranged accommodation for the Saturday night 14 March at a motel in Dickson, so I can now use the ticket I purchased for the Degas at the National Gallery. They have been showing for ages, but sometimes I just challenge myself to wait until the last minute to go visit exhibitions.
(Note to self, plan in advance, not like a headless chook at the last minute).
Saturday, February 21, 2009
sock rouletteIn a word, done!!!!!!
Its pretty, blue, lacy, ribby and knitted practically exactly what the pattern said.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Mail from Thicket....
I love Thicket .... I have bought yarn a couple of times from Corrinne so far, and have been pleasantly surprised by how quickly she turns around orders. Service with a smile all round. I even got Chrissy card with a lovely button on it and a sample of yarn (some of which I also bought next order - excellent marketing chick).
If you feel a little overwhelmed by all the requests for money for the bushfire survivors, how about one knitted square. It's not too hard, and even I have completed one, with a second on the needles. Here's the request verbatim, if you have even a little time, how about it?
Many of you won't be able to read this immediately as you will be the ones most affected by the recent fire storm tragedies here in Victoria. If that is you, my sincerest thoughts are with you and yours. All strength and courage to you.
To everyone else, a small, informal request. It you felt like it, I have given specifications below for a simple knitted moss stitch square in 8 ply double knitting. To anyone with a spare ball and a few hours, would you like to knit a square and send to me? I will be stitching them into rugs and taking them to families I know who are directly affected by the fires. Some have lost not only their homes and businesses but whole famlies of children and grandchildren. It seemed to me that the kindess of strangers and small acts from their hands may give strength and courage for the journey ahead.
I am more than willing and happy to send a ball of wool to anyone who needs it to make a square and just ask that the colours be those of life and regeneration - greens, blues and the soothing browns of the earth. If you would like to, I would like to add your name (first name only) and where you come from to cards to enclose with the rugs. Please let me know if I can do this on your behalf.
Solidarity Square: On 5mm needles and using any 8 ply (double knitting) wool cast on 39 stitches. Using Moss Stitch ( knit 1 purl 1 knit 1 purl 1 etc all the time, every row) work 21 cm. Cast off. (in Moss Stitch or just knit stitch if you prefer).
Post to PO BOX 518 Mooroolbark 3138 Victoria. I will take photos of the finished rugs and email out before I give them.
Thank you everyone.
Safety and solace,
Corinne at Thicket."
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Nothing is cheaper than free ....
Crucci 12 balls 50gms, Lana Mohair Charcoal (green/pink bits throughout)
17 Balls, Pinguin Mohican, 50gms 75m, dark gray/ligh gray (with flecks of colours) tweed....
9 skeins Woolybear by Patricia Roberts. 100% Shetland, natural with spots of colours
5 balls Pinguin 50gms Feerique, black/gray/gold
misc bits and pieces ....
There's one more,
20 balls of 50gm Donegal Tweed by Patons (beehive), bottle green tweed.
So in the greater scheme of things, here in no particular order are some photos of yarn. The boss was clearing out some clutter and found these bundles of yarn, bought before she gave up knitting and took up scrapbooking. (Seriously boss, was that a good trade off??)