Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Look what i got!

This is my new denise set that i said that i was recieving a while ago. There was a little problem with the postage but it is here now and i really like working with it! I think it is really awesome! and it's pink.......

Saturday, January 27, 2007


My dress is growing. It is getting quite big as you can see. i have 2 slip stitch gores to go and then i am done.... not really still have quite a bit to do (e.g seaming, hemming, blocking, attatching the strap) with it but the big part will be done!

The first globe zucchini off my vine. It grew really quick! It only took a week.

School goes back on monday (groan) THe holidays have gone really quick as always. I have some really good teachers this year so i am hoping for a better year than last year!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Becky, professional bargain hunter goes to spotlight

About a month ago I got VK holiday 2006 and loved this dress:
So, Naturally I went searhcing for a substitute yarn seeing that most of the yarn displayed in VK is either WAY too expensive or it isn't availiable. It asks for 1600 meters, which is quite a bit. I searched everywhere for a cheap sub yarn. Even Cascade 220 was out of my budget range ($80 @ $10 each). I suddenly remembered I bought a couple of bags of this really soft yarn at spotlight a couple of months ago, it was only $5 and had 200 meters to the ball! yay! I had some leftover in my stash and swatched a couple and they came up really nice. When I get to spotlight, this yarn was selling for $1 a ball!!!!! bigger yay! I present to you TLC CaraMia:

This stuff is fab! Soft, cheap,long, and really nice to knit with! I couldn't believe my luck. The angora makes this yarn. there is just enough in there to make it sooo soft and warm and to not look too cheap. The colour i used here is Cranberry. I ended up buying 8 packs :) :O

here is my dress after i got back from melbourne. as you can see it is coming along quite quickly. It is very uniquie in the way it is knitted together. It is knit horizontally and then you work a section of 100 stitches binding off every second row for one 'gore'. I think i will like this dress.

This is Brocade stitch which is used for most of the bodice:

This is garter stitch stripe which is used for the 'gores'

Thursday, January 18, 2007

adopt your own virtual pet!

Becky makes a yarn swift!

Look! isn't it pretty? I made it these holidays with help from my dad. I works quite well and I am very happy with the finished product. And It was cheap! only cost $11 for the wood (Miranti) and all the parts! here are some cool pictures!:

Look at it go!

Holding a nice skein of cashmere...........

Monday, January 1, 2007

I am back!

On Saturday I got back from my holiday in Port pirie and Adelaide. My Mum, my two brothers and I went and visited our relatives there. The cool part is that we got to meet for the first time my 2nd or 3rd cousin, Anne, who flew from Holland with her boyfriend Peter. They were both very friendly and thier english was very good! well, they had been learning for half of thier lives. I hope that I will be able to go and travel in the near future.

Seeing that this blog is predominately a knitting/craft blog I may as well start talking about my Om's sewing/yarn/craft etc etc room. A whole room filled with stuff. Some of her stuff is really cool and unique because it is from Holland. Oma also has a spinning wheel! I desparately want to learn how to spin......but when I asked Oma if she could teach me she said that she had forgotten :( Ahhhh well. I have a artist friend who is willing to let me borrow her mum's for a while. All I need to do now is to teach myself. from Oma's stash i stumbled apon a cross stitch pattern by sara moon. I used to be into cross stitch but I kind of fell into knitting. But i gave in and 55 dollars latern I am cross stitching. I forgot how relaxing needlework is. It is coming on very fast which surprised me seeing the pattern asked for linen which looked difficult and fiddly. I wasn't sure If i should buy the linen or cop out and just buy some 18-count aida. But I bought the linen and it is actually quite easy. Will post back tomorrow with some pictures of lotsa stuff including Oma's peacocks and her really even singles and my cross stitch