Wednesday, December 05, 2007

tea cosy swap package arrived ooooooooooo

Im back Ive been knitting but it will all have to wait till friday for that. I promise pics then. BUT FOR NOW.....

This arrived this morning, a package from the lovely Flipper

all so lovely wrapped in of course purple.

look whats in here,

I call her "myrtle" isnt she the best, even the spunk had a chuckle.

and the sweetest stitch markers and earrings too, what a great gift.

And a handknitted card aww

and my fav choccy too. wooohooo

I was very much spoilt and I love it, Thankyou Flipper from the bottom of my heart, you have to be the bestest swapper ever.
Off to look for a sockpattern worthy of that girgeous yarn, mmmmmmmm

Friday, November 09, 2007

pics and riding.......

Well Ive been a busy bee,
Ive been knitting and sewing and had a brilliant day going to Bunbury and then to Harvey for lunch at the pub, harvey beef rosks, and back home....
Long ride and my butts a little tender today but no where near like it used to be, Im just that much more relaxed with the sissy bar then. Ive never had one before so this is a new experience and I have to say after seeing friends girlfriend hanging on for dear life I feel lucky Im soooo not doing that again haha. At least I can walk today and not hobble like I usta. For those that remember the old girl heres a pic of the new girl... Hell of a difference from a 1984 to a 2008, they even have immobilisers, alarms and its fuel injected and its terribly kewl *wink*

Now some sewing. I made a sock tote again. I so love making these, so easy and they look great and I still want more. Big ones I want I do lol

Then I got hooked on illusion knitting, ive been looking at it for such a long time going "yeah one day, looks too hard etc etc". well the day came, I made and wow I love, Im hooked now.

Going today to get some black and green wool to make the dark mark scarf cause I must have it....

Also I found thru Ravelry a pattern for a Harley Davidson dishcloth
, well of course I had to make it, Made it for the spunk as a flannel for his shower. He thinks it was quite smart really.

I dont think ive done much else. I have hell hayfever atm, I normally suffer allergies all year round and just cope, but yesterday arvo the coping ended. My head was gunna burst and my ears were a mess. I am covered in hives and the wind just keeps blowing lol. Apparently I have a ton of fluid behind my eardrums or something and so am on a heap of medication, including a nasal spray that cost me 73 freaking dollars, I tell ya it better be worth the snorting. I was shocked and horrified. Thats a week of shopping gone, lucky we have some food here or we would be starving. sheesh the gov needs to cut people some slack with medications. I know this little bottle did not cost $73 to make. Good onya little johnny, you made me dislike you more now.

Ok whining finished. I need a cuppa and go finish my secret surprise for my tea cosy buddy swapee...

Oh oh and my tea cosy buddy swaper asked me what fibre I like. Im not so much a lace weight, sock weight yeah I love socks, DK probably what I use more, but thats only cause its cheap haha. Love wool. Dont like acrylic, its squeaks at me. Mohair I cant handle the snorting of.. made myself a gorgeous mohair cardy, it gets up my nose now haha. I like it all. except novelty yarns and squeaky stuff, OK OK im a yarn snob. I admit it, im on a 12 step program hehe.

Ok off to make a cuppa and contemplate finishing the last bit of tea cosy stuff, hang on I said that hey

Monday, October 29, 2007

quick one

for my favorite stalker...teapot without bear.

Cant stop to chat, but I have finished one monkey sock/
Ive made some little things for my stalkee. And Im sooooo having trouble with my tea cosy haha. Rip rip rip so many bloody times haha. I will get it right I will.
Oh and the new Harley gets picked up Friday..... oooooooh. 2008 softail, silver to match the car haha. Hopefully I will get a ride in the next few weeks, Im booked up with brin and the rain keeps dropping in.
and Im getting a new helmet cause you get one free and I so hate my full face one, I feel all squished in there. And we ordered a detatchable sissy bar so I can stop using my butt muscles so hard, apparently it will help with the bursitis in the hips. Apparently lol.
Im all excited cant you tell *grin*

Thursday, October 25, 2007

just a quick one to say....

Hello stalker, nice to see you lol
Feel free to Ask anything I might have left out

And I was soooo rude not to put a link to that lambit (cause it is a cross between a lamb and rabbit

Ok back to the knitting. I plan today to finish one thing for my tea cosy partner and to finish one monkey sock lol, Like I will. I will probably keep reading my latest read Motley Crue 'the dirt'. Im loving it then Ive got a Bon Scott book to read...
NOTE***(u will notice amazon say this book aint released yet... well it is here. I picked mine up bout 3 weeks ago at Perth airport)

Ok cuppa time and time to get chook organised for school before I contemplate doing any knitting/reading/watching movies etc.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

For my tea cosy buddy and other stuffs

Dear Tea cosy buddy,

Heres a little info in case you might need it.

*My teapot is 17cm high from base to knob on lid. Its 42cm from spout around to spout.

For comparasion Ive placed my newest baby, a little witch bear from woolies latest tiny bears collection

*I love breakfast teas, not big on fancy ones as alot have some gluten in the flavourings, as do the fancy coffees (bummer)

*I have a very 70's kitchen atm but am moving to a fairly bland kitchen in approx 6 months, BUT in saying that I am far from a bland person so anything kitsch is great. For my new kitchen wont be bland long *wink*
Heres a little bit of my kitchen atm.
Its really weird, everything is angled, its lovely and huge and I have cupboards everywhere mostly glass faced on the walls. Looks alittle like a caravan kitchen sometimes.

*I can only eat Gluten and Wheat free products, but love choccie, Unfortunatly the range there is limited but good old plain cadbury is great. Im partial to furry friends little chocs lol. love bicckies but again gluten free.

*I love to collect things and love dragonflys, hello kitty and anything witchy, and for a weird obsession I collect mice ornaments, (my nanna passed me her 500+ collection 20 years ago and every now and then I add another piece. lol)

*I love the smells of lavender, vanilla, rose and gardenias.
I hope this helps you if not feel free to ask me anything else.

Now for the rest of my post

I knit this Saturday arvo... Smells friend is having a baby and so I knit this for it. Really quick knit, loved the pattern, used Spotlights "dashing" and love the wool. I will knit more with this wool, gorgeous.

Also a pic of the first roses for the season..... I also picked a dozen long stem ones for a friends birthday on the weekend

Went to Koorda Sunday, and stayed at a friends and went yesterday to check out the house again and visit the school. Get this 37 kids, wow a little school. Great thats what we are after for Brins anyways.

Ok Im off to knit my cosy for my secret buddy.


For my tea cosy buddy

ooops lost it lol

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ive been a bad bad girl I have......Pic post

But ya see I got my Ravelry invite and well like most people that have, their blogs have been sadly negleted. Theres so much stuff to look at on it, you need 6 lifetimes to do it. haha
So Im Knitwytch on there, if you wanna sticky.

Ok Katt asked what did I knit for the bathurst weekend, well I have to admit nothing really, lol. First time for everything. Im so bad hey. Normally over Bathurst I make something in total. But not this time. I did wander around picking socks up and knitting a row here and there, but thats it.

Also IN BIG NEWS>>>>>> the spunk has bought us a house in a small wheatbelt town over here called Koorda. about 3 hours from Perth and a pop of 499 including us 3 lol. Settlement is Thursday and we wont be moving for a while. Its a holiday house while we wait the 6 months for the lease to run out here. Anyone near Koorda want a knitting buddy lol. check out the size of my chook run, complete with manderin, orange, peach, pear and apple tree and the usual aussie delight a lemon tree.

So some pics and stuff I guess. Ive been following The changlings $1 challenge and have to say Ive done bloody awright I 'ave. Firstly there was the buttons, A tube of various and totally gorgeous I must add, for $1.(cant find those pics) then the Barbara Walker treasury of Knitted Lace patterns for $1

and the other day, the 4 looms pictured below for $1

Ive also been knitting bits and pieces here and there. I picked up some bargains at spotlight.
5 Balls of cara cotton stuff for $5 and made this for Brins. its a little summer top.
And 13 balls of Katia Espigo for $12 to make me Soliel. Which Ive started.

Wow I made skye some slippers and started some more pants which have come to a standstill atm.

Im making some Monkey socks for me with Katts watermelon wool and some plain ones with some Lion Brand magic stripes
I got from spotlight for $3 a ball.
I started a little pressie for my boy, Oh he turned 18 on Friday but I didnt get it finished so xmas it will be now. So you will have to wait for then to see it.

I also finished a cardi I started making for Brins a few years ago, finished that for skye for winter.

Ive also been sewing and Grabbed another bargain. A sewing machine bag for $3 at the oppy. ITs a janome bag but my brother doesnt mind, she fits lovely.
I made these for Skye for her birthday. I went wild at spotlight the other week on pretty material. I made me a noice bag too.

Im such a money miser/bargain hunter. I picked these up for the donut for $7 at target the other week too. LOL look at those heels. meow.

I dyed some rovings too for when I learn to spin *cough cough* and Ive named it phoenix

And for his aunty Kim a pic of her fav nephew and neice

I will leave you with my fav pic,
Brins as a bee for Book Week. and Yup for the 2nd year in a row she won. lol.

Ciao for now its school hols still here for another 2 days and Im washing and reading ravelry. sooo naughty I am. Going to sit, watch another harry potter movie and knit for a bit then.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

see what happens when.....

I blog twice in a week
I be back next week with a recap of the last nearly six weeks now....
Cant stop Im off again. but will have some knitting to show and stuff
Take care

Friday, July 13, 2007

wow 2 blogs.....

in a week.

Well more just to show pics etc I reckon or to keep me safe from jail for murdering a School holidays do have advantages and school holidays are also shitty.

*Its good to sleep in without the mad rush in the morning.
*Its good to have and hold the child all day.
*Its good to just relax and not stress bout everything.

*And its bad cause "im bored" is etched in my memory for life from 3 others as well as this one.
*Bad cause, Im telling her to do things 15 bloody times before I YELL AND SCREAM.
*Bad cause, some magical faerie FORGOT to supply a unlimited amount of money to my bank account to undo the "im bored thing". (Note to self..... Yell at faeries)
*Bad cause, I wanna do my stuff and what I do during the day without having to remember to put her in the car too or pick up after her again and again and again.
*And cause as usual one of us is sick EVERY HOLIDAYS, yesterday was the first day we managed to get out and just for a hour mind. Dont want her sick next week. I want to go see Harry Potter then. LOL

now for some pics.

I finished her beehive hat.

I also managed to find and finish sewing a turtle neck top I made Brins 2 years ago from Angora Supreme. In the lovely aqua colour I notice some peeps like Donna at Random knits is using atm.(My fav stuff, but have slowly run out of my horded supply. *bawling*). This will go to skye now.

Also a little top I picked up at the local oppy for $1. Its nice and I wanna try to make one for skye in something I have here.

The spunks socks are still going. Im just about to turn heel on both pairs, then its smooth sailing down each foot. Hopefully he will have them by the end of the weekend. I keep getting sidetracked by wanting to make other things lol

OOOOOOOOO a spot of dying might happen today if I can get organised and find the right colours for this. Almost 200g of pure wool in beige. I HATE beige. But I was thinking a little dye over might make a nice pair of longies for skye. Any suggestions??????????????

And this might happen today if Brins is willing to listen, she made me buy it, wants to make it but wants it done now, all of it, one go, NOW.

Also at the oppy the other day I managed to pick up a darning mushroom for 50cents. Not bad. I had won one on ebay but it never showed. I wanted that one too, but this will do atm. Till I find another. Modelled by the lovely Rory Holden lion

AND Im making a toy hey....Been a long time since I made one. The monkey from Simply knitting was the last. I seen Sheldon Turtle over at and thought heck I have heaps of bright green ackrylic stuff out the back. I might have to make me one. So Im doing the body atm. It will be a she and Brins has christened her "tillie turtle".

While I was out the back I found this I made for Brins for her first Xmas. I think its seen a xmas or two (everytime I find it again)

Oh and forgot to show you my new beanie.... My boy/man bought it for me when we were over there. Brins has worn hers to death. But Im saving mine. Im not a big beanie person. In fact Im not a hat person, they dont look too bad with my hair down or a bucket hat looks ok with my hair in a plait or something, otherwise its like sunnies. I look weirder than usual.

Im sitting in my spare/computer room looking at all the spunks stuff,(told ya he was slowly moving in) thinking I should be getting my craft stuff back out in the workroom. Everyday it slowly graduates its way back in the house. Yanno gotta look up something or try something or whateva. Im soo bad. Right in front of me is like a dozen magazines that have a place out the back. Heck I have space there (A WHOLE BLOODY ROOM) and a bookshelf so why do I keep bringing stuff in here. Tis like my sewing, having had a chance to look at any sewing since I been back, but alas the machine looks at me every night while eating dinner from down in the corner of the dining room. It stares at me, giving me filthy looks for the abandonment. I will get back to you, sweetie, after the child is back at school. ahhhhh Need to think on this before I move it, maybe a day of knitting will help with the guilt of it all haha

well I think that time is near, well actually I gotta go get dressed first, then to sit and knit with a nice hot cuppa. Its a tad chilly here today. My house is quite a few degrees colder than outside in winter. I hope ya enjoyed all the pics and if you have a slow puter Sorry.
Leave you with a pic of the latest and probably the last bloom of roses for this year (before I prune the little bastards *evil laff*)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

just a quick one to say hi and give some quick pics of what ive been doing for the past month.
Missed midnight flight sat at Perth airport till morning for next one.

Pic of Brins and Jim enjoying the flight

Firstly went to Victoria to see boy/man graduate from Naval Recruits at HMAS Cerberus

I so was proud I gushed all day.

Probably a little embarrasing for the boy but heck not every day your little man becomes a big man
A pic of Brin freezing her little butty off (the BIG head in the back thats my ex ex hubby. What a trooper he was, met me at melbourne and I let him hire the car and pay for it to take us down to Cerberus. See Im a lovely ex really, IT WAS BLOODY FREEZING THERE lol

Then on to SA to see Smell and little heff. And while there, knitted away as usual. Made Donut a scarf from cheap crappo stuff from "cheap as chips". Might be cheap but was soft and warm which we needed IT WAS FREEZING THERE TOO lol. Some more mittens for heff cause she kept losing hers and I finally made a jumper from some wool I bought from the knittery a few years ago. Beautiful to work with and very soft. Skye loved it so much it took 2 days to get it off her

Ok forget the hols now I much rather would, we ended up sick with the flu, and I mean SICK and poor Brins still has it all. ear and throat infections, border pneumonia and on enough drugs to start our own chemist.

Got home and kept knitting. Pair of longies for Skye. Im addicted to making these now. These were from Alisons pattern over at "the blue blog", But with skyes measurements Ive been crunching some numbers and looking thru stitch books to come up with my own. To be released next week, Im busy today.

Also making my man some socks cause I love him. Making them both at once hoping to stop the second sock syndrome. Just a simple cable rib thingy. dont know where I first seen this stitch but heck I like it. I call em twistee socks. Pattern is knit the 2nd sticth and while still on needle knit the first and slide both off. Then purl 2. Wish I knew where I seen it, been doing it for ages now, made some gloves and socks etc a couple of years ago doing this.

Also making Brins a Bee hive hat from stitch and bitch. Shes obsessed with Bees.

Looks like the man will be moving in soon. Still 4 weeks till settlement and over the past week have applied for so many jobs my head was spinning, and as yet have heard from NIL. I need a job. NOW pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.

Ok like a said a quick one, its cold outside but sunny and Im in the middle of trying to wash everything in sight and still have time to sit and knit laterer.

Ciao for now be back sometime this week with other news and pics.