Tuesday, February 28, 2006


They're finally up and I rather like the jacket, don't know I would wear it though....

What am I on about you ask? New Knitty Surprises of course!

Friday, February 24, 2006

New Knitter On the Block!

How very exciting is this? A new knitter from here in Tasmania! And you know what else is exciting? She made the Alien Illusion scarf as well. And it looks super cool!

Most of you will have no doubt seen the pucture of the very cool Skully kniting tote the very clever Cindy made for me, if not scroll down and admire because it is beautiful! Unfortunatly now it is beautiful and hairy, the Daft White Cat felt the need to drag it all over my bed in the early hours of yesterday morning and jump on it and me. I don't know what came over him, but he got a lecture and now I have to hide Skully when I go to bed. No more can I leave it on my bedside table so I can decide during the night to simply pick up where I left off.
I even had a little re-opening ceremony when I came home with it Tuesday, mostly so I could unwrap it and be excited again and he didn't seem at all interested.
Wretched cat!

In all my excitement the other day I forgot to take a picture of my sock, I am now doing the Dublin Bay after 3 attempts at Sharon's lovely feather and fan socks I failed miserably. I am it appears the Inspector Cleauseu of knitting. Swine sock!

But at least I have not tarnished Team Angstlyvania's good name by being too much of a success.

Until next time, be most excellent to one another!
A bona fide red head and damn proud of it!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

This my new new precious! This is one of the fabulous Cindy's creations! I've told her she should submit this design to the AntiCraft. Now everyone at SNB has one of these most excellent little bags and they are all very nice but mine is by far the most coolest! And that's not personal bias simply because it's mine or it has a skull & crossbones - it just is sooooo coooool!

This is my mother's new knitting bag compliments of Cindy! Sharon was the first to be gifted with one of these wonderful creations - but for all we know she may use hers to carry her Merlot around in.

Monday, February 20, 2006

The Hat Song!

I do like your hat!
She does like your hat!
I do like your hat!
She does like your hat!
Your hat! Your hat! Your HAAAAAATTTTT!

Now I can't name the tune, but it has men in top hats with canes singing the backing and dancing. You know the one I mean?

Monday, February 06, 2006

Ah Ha!

9/2/06 A quick update I have been answering the questions, I hope you are all reading! Just a few remaining....what will they reveal?

Sharon has asked of me questions, which I will answer.

But not all just yet! And I will be answering them in RANDOM order!

Here's to the questions! I will let you all ponder what NEW and AMAZING things you will find out about me. Exciting or what?

Four Jobs You've Had in Your Life:
1. Student?
2. Sales Assistant
3. Future Possibilitys? Bar Wenching!
4. And possibly more bar wenching? Or owning a yarn store with a bar? Knitting bars became very fashionable in America just recently.

Four Movies You've Watched Over and Over:
1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
2. Showgirls (I read in the Sunday paper the other week a full page article how this now a cult classic!
3. Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The original movie before the tv series.)

Four Places You Have Lived:
1. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
2. Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Four Places You Have Been on Vacation:
1. All over Tasmania (Australia)
2. On mainland Australia I have seen Melbourne and Sydney.
3. Singapore
4. Scotland

Four Websites You Visit Daily:
1. Mine!
2. My e-mail.
3. My fellow SNB'ers - I have to see what they are doing be it planning to take over the world or making hats that make me want to sing! (Cathy, Cindy, Katt and Sharon)
4. Assorted knitting sites - blogs, stores, mags and knit alongs.

Four of Your Favorite Foods:
1. Pizza!
2. Coffee
3. Carrot Cake
4. Chocolate

Four Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:

Four Bloggers You are Tagging:

Saturday, February 04, 2006

So many socks and so little time!

I've been sorting my sock wool out and decided the Opal Lollipop (Turqouises) that I started I will now take back and re-start as the Cable Rib Socks that appeared in the latest Creative Knitting.

That still leaves me two balls of Regia and a sparkly Opal. I am thinking about Jaywalker from MagKnits, Broadripple or Falling Leaves both from Knitty or even the Dublin Bay Socks from Mossy Cottage Knits.

While on decision making for new projects, I wasn't going to, but I am now after noticing Team Angstylvania to take on the Knitting Olympics 2006 challenge.
I notice some very industrious people are using this time to knit more for Dulaan, I think I will how ever concentrate on doing something for myself during this time.

The incredible ankle sock saga has not finished - this is purely out of my own despair to finish the foot part now would put me in the position to pick up all the stitches required for the band and then for the roll top. I have come up with a plan where by I put it aside in favour of working with older socks yet to be knitted up, I feel by the time that they are done it will be cool enough for me to cope with the mammoth task of picking up stitches.

While looking to see what others are knitting I have stumbled upon this most excellent pattern! Pirate Mittens! And available from the same source We Call Them Pirates!

I think that is more than enough excitement for one day, so I shall end here my dear readers.
Until next time,
A bona fide skull loving red head and damn proud of it!