Wednesday, June 27, 2007

When I Grow Up

Tomorrow I am jumping on a plane and going to Adelaide for my work experience with an architect and an interior designer. Hurrah! I'll be there for a week and I hope to learn heaps and see if this career (interior design especially) is the way I'll be heading in life. If I have access to a computer I'll post throughout the week but if not, I'll post when I get back!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Knitting Against The Clock

In less than a month, It is my Dad's 50th Birthday and seeing that he liked the socks that i knit him so much, I have decided to make him a sweater. The only issue is time. There isn't a whole lot of it to get cracking. So, from now on, until the 12th of July, I only will be knitting Dad's jumper and nothing else. It's gonna be difficult to keep focus because I just got some amazingly awesome phildar patterns.

I have decided upon Jamesey from Knitty for a number of reasons: A, It's not cabled; B, I think Dad will actually wear it and C, It's free. Pattern in hand, I ran down to spolight to pick up some yarn. The colour that I originally wanted (teal-y dark blue) had not enough stock so I settled on Merinos Fine 100%, a very dark brown italian dk merino, which feels as though it is excellent quality.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Birthday Time!

This long-weekend was the Queen's 'birthday' and also mine! I had a lovely day with my family and the food was great. I was utterly spoiled and received some pretty and useful knitterly and non-knitterly gifts. Thank You to my Mum, Dad, Nan, Pa, R, K and Perri for making my birthday such a special day!

Every year one of the highlights are my brothers cards. They are very funny and generally they pay out my love of knitting or my ebay habit. This years was no different and is certainly worth some blog space. He writes:

"It's official!

This is your only material possession which doesn't come from a sheep! This isn't a bad thing; in the last 18 months the amount of jobs available to sheep shearers has rose by 38.3% due to the wool demand. Either a sick minded individual is giving sheep chemotherapy or you have more wool in your cupboard than I think! Have a great day and enjoy it because tomorrow everything's back to normal! From R."

Exam week is over! So have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Burn, Baby Burn

It's musical year again at my school and auditions were held last week for 'Disco Inferno' which is set in the mid-1970's. This year I was casted as a back-up singer and 'voice coach'. I am not quite sure what being a voice coach involves but I get to make up all the harmonies all three back-up singers, including myself. I am very excited!

Knitting has been going slowly due to the sudden influx of due dates and exams. At the moment knitting has been my stress release time more than anything. Thermal is making some progress still and I am quite excited about the finished product:

I also jelly-dyed some more merino bambino. I followed Eunny's tutorial for making self-striping yarn. I am not sure how 'self-striping' it's going to be but it will have some nice colour graduations. The pink is raspberry jelly, the dark pink is port wine jelly and the yellow is the original colour of the yarn. I am very pleased with how it turned out.