Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Bella Bastina needs a Jumper any suggestions
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And Their Off

Goin to the Gigi's on the weekend with Messy. Here horse "On the Nat" is racing. If you like to have a flutter I recommend you do as the Ginge (as we affectionatly call him) is feeling frisky.

We Have to drive all the way to Jamestown for the Jamestown Cup 3 hours away. So lots of car knitting is to be done. I can start a new project for my hubby as I frogged the last jumper i started for him as he wasn't enthused aout it. I won't knit if he won't wear it.

Posty came no mail. I'm waiting on 4 things in the post 1 spinning, 2 knitting and 1 secret hubby birthday surprise. I'm dying to know when it will arrive. The postman proably thinks I've got the hots for him as I keep mobing him before he even gets to the house. I hear his little scooter and I scoot on out to the road and wait like an excited puppy dog.

Speaking of puppy dogs my hubbies dog Bella needs a juper as she has so little hair and such a sad face. Any recommendations for Bella?

Rainbow Jumper
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Monday, September 26, 2005

Jumper Fatness

I discovered there's a wrong time to try on a jumper to check that it's fitting nice while your knitting it. I put on my rainbow jumper to check that it was all ok before i knitted the collar. I looked so fat in my jumper I almost cried because I went to so much effort measuring and calulating so it would be a nice fit. I almost frogged it because I felt so horrible in it. I realised later this morning that when I tried it on I was wearing a singlet a shirt and a light jumper. It was too late at night for me to realise that I was wearing 2 jumpers. So leason learned never try on jumper late at night when very tired.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Child Smears Poo

Yes I've had one of those days. Life with one year old monkey is amusing. I'm so proud as he's finally got the knack of walking and is toddling around at 100km/hr. Yet he still is prone to those strange things small children do. Today we were sitting on the potty when the phone rang so I dashed of to talk to my darling buddy Messy. I returned to find monkey playing with his poo. Well it just turned into a gaggle of giggles after that. It's times like this I have to laugh or I'll cry.

I had a day of car knitting as I accompanied Messy to the farm to draw blood out of some horses for her honours project (she's studying agronomy). I love car knitting as it's uninterrupted (especially by poo smearing monkeys) bliss as you drive along through the country side. In Oz there is a lot of distance between places so plenty of hours of knitting can be had (if you don't get motion sickness)

Messy loved the purple Yarn I spun so I gave it to her as a gift. I recently taught her to knit and she's been using it as a distraction to avoid writing her thesis (which is due in 4 weeks). I must admit I've been knitting to avoid writing the report on Bipolar junction transmitters.

I better go do some work or I'll be asking for another extension and that probably will be asking for blood to pour forth from a stone.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Too much Uni Work

I have an assignment or 3 to do and I damn well lost the instruction sheet with all the questions. It's a pain as I'd rather be spinning or knitting right now. I finished washing my fleece and dryied it in the sun. I'm rather sad I don't have any earth palette dyes to make it a sort of red or something as it's kind of boring plain. i could dye it latter but I love working with coloured fleece. I'll just keep knitting for now.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

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Make your own Needle Roll

Gosh I had no idea how much people liked my needle roll. There a cinch to make. I kind of wished that I photographed the process but it isn't hard. You can mahe one out of a single piece of material if you want to keep it simple. You just have to make sure you pick a good thick fabric or use another less fabulous but thicker fabric underneath.

The picture below is the pictures to go with the instructions.
1. Measure your longest set of needles (this helps to make sure ALL your needles will fit. Multiple the length of you longest needle by 2.6 this is how much fabric you will need.
2. Sew a hem on one end of you fabric.
3. Fold the fabric as per the picture with the hemmed end on the inside about a third of the way or less folded in. It will look like a pillow case now.
4. Sew up along the edges DO NOT sew up the end you folded over
5. Turn the fabric inside out
6.The turned over edge should now be on the outside ready for you to sew into little pockets for you needles like the picture.
7. Sew a ribbon or cord to an edge to tie your roll up

TAA DAA enjoy your new needle roll

Fleece for my next Project. Soaking it overnight in cold water and then putting it thru the spin cycle in a washing machine takes a lot of dirt out which makes spinning much much easier. I do this about 3 or 4 times to get it nice and clean then dry it in the sun on a towel
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Progress on the body of my Rainbow Jumper
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Recently Spun Purple Tops
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Friday, September 09, 2005

Got sick of my needles being in a crapy plastic box so I made this needle roll for all my sticks
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My Needle roll which I love xoxox
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My new Kiwi
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Fathers Day

I spun and knitted the most FAB beanie for my dad for fathers day and I totally forgot to take a photo of it so ill have to take pictures next time I'm over there. He loved as it was going to be perfect for when he goes feral goat shooting in the Flinders.

I also bought a new wheel as a friend told me that due to my goofy left hand spinning I was hurting my back with a right handers wheel. My Chiropractor was most pleased as he was finding that I was putting my back out in an unusal way. I now know how!!

I'm spinning the purple stuff for a lace shawl but I haven't quite worked out the design.

I walked into the Walking wheel last week and I couldn't believe it for the money they were asking so I bought it and traded my traditional. I was saving up for a traveller or kiwi and now I have one. I love the double tredle action much better and I can spin for longer
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Friday, September 02, 2005

Just plain knackered

I'm so tired Iv'e just spent all yesterday and this moning finishing my electricsal circuits assignment on bi-polar junction transmitters and field effect transmitters. Now I still have a formal report on BJT's due in 2 weeks. I won't be able to knit or spin for ages. Damn study why can't I just knit my assignment it would be so much easier. Oh well if it was easy they would be giving engineering dgrees to everyone. i finished the second sleve on my jumper and I've started the body but I may frog it because i think it would look better in a 2x2 rib.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Two finished sleeves for my rainbow jumper
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