metal and knit

Not your average knitter a Metalhead and a Ag show entrant

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PKC stack the day she came down

 This morning the moments left as a navigational marker, some say icon or asset but the ugly thing in the horizon was going down so the area can be better used than a  disused sight. It had concrete cancer from the salt water eating away at it from 1965 till now. So the big moment drew near a streaker mooned the tv live broadcast, a residence was not evacuated and then well off schedule it was the sirens.
 So camera came out and yes you need to grab a few hundred pictures for good measure as it cannot be repeated.
 A quick little bit of sound like thunder then we saw the start of 20 exciting seconds of laying her down to a wet dusty rubble.

 Tipping her head of like a champagne cork popping as she went to bed.
Leaving only a quick puff of dust to say farewell.

But on non history moments there are also new items to start knitting and some other life changes happening here. I hope to have more knitting news soon.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

100 and not out

 What a lovely pink rose is this named 100 and not out. Just one of many lovely entries this year at Kiama Show.
 Ok so last week this got a 2nd at Dapto Show and this week well 1st and the Isabel Rutledge Memorial sash.
 2nd for a coat hanger and well plenty of great entries.
 For the Potter Fans the University of Wollongong Potter society had a Harry Potter themed section. How much knitting in this box.
But The Rugrats knitted by a man shone out too.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Raindrops on Roses.....

 Dapto show time yet again and some lovely entries in the flowers, cakes, fruit and veg but down the other end in crafts where I was lucky to get 2 1st places and 3 2nds. Grand sum of $19 towards the ipad fund.
 The Fish Tail pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace in Estonia became my scarf entry in some Flinders Island Fleece black 4 ply I brought at a camp way back in about 2005. This was purchased at the 2nd Guild Camp and it was at the Stanwell Tops Centre. The judge had about 5 scarves to judge and each time she was getting drawn back to the black one. Was it really knitted yes can prove that but by hand umm yes it seems to be well I got a 1st place for it. Now I think I should pick another pattern out of the back section of the book.

 My beanie got a 2nd and both the scarf and the beanie classes I sponsor a $10 1st prize. I did hope it would draw more entries but alas there was 2.
Much more excitement happened this week in a Sleepy town called Port Kembla where in 1939 on the 11th January Bob Menzies was labeled "Pig Iron Bob" and 75 years on they are doing a documentary on the Dalfram Dispute. I was busy that day doing some music work so didn't get to go and be one of the extras or families that stood up for the Wharfies of the day. 8 weeks before they refused to load Pig Iron bound for Japan.

Now to wait for the Kiama Show results sometime today or tomorrow.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Supersize Me

 Well done and posted off 2 sets for friends who have a 1st Great nephew/grandson due next month in Brisbane. A token Great Grandma thing but Granny cannot knit and has had a nasty fall breaking her wrist. I know there is more work than I can handle but yes I took it on and posted it express today. Only thing missing from the photos is the bootees. Just hope Brissy gets a cold snap so they get worn.

 Well summer fruit gone supersize this was 1 of 5 jumbo Strawberries in a punnet that a friend grabbed at Woolies. That's the small one the others would cover my palm easily. Very hollow inside them. I guess the rain this year in Victoria did this. Mine keep getting water logged and rotting. Thankfully not this large either.
So now I need to get some show entries cranking along, Do a mile more bootees and well I have a finishing job on a baby jacket as well. Glad I don't change for Christmas its a working normal week and I will tinker along the same.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Time flies

 Well it is full steam ahead and as each afternoon settles in and dark comes it seems like another day of work behind. I have managed to get a few orders out but the orders seem to keep on coming faster than I can work. This weekend I need to complete Christmas Carolling and a new born size jacket. I also needed to use a Hoyts gift card before it runs out. So I have seen The Hunger Games - Catching Fire and today I saw the remake of Stephen Kings Carrie. Both very good but now I must settle in and knit before heading to Jamberoo for the Christmas lights turning on.

 The gorgeous Gymea Lily has a flame like flower that comes out on the top of the main and often very tall spike. I intend to grow some when I get a few moments to plant the 2 I have purchased.

So its as peaceful as a Peace Rose and I hope to have some new photos of actual knitting soon. For now its back to the needles and the huge sewing up bag.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

So This one time at Bandcamp ooops we call them GAC now but Im Too Old.

 Ok so I would qualify for Bandcamp is I was under 30 but I cant go to that and go to Knitcamp as well. So yes I went to knit camp and I knitted along my weekend. Took photos of plpants as I love that and tried to make a small dent in the huge list I need to do. I achieved a lot but also need to still do a ton more.

 I haven't been getting time out as I have work to knit and also a few major things are happening in my other job preventing stuff from happening in the normal way. But, I did go see my Great Nephew and my Great Niece and well I had Mr 1 want to stay and come home with me and Miss 4 try to send her Miss 1 cousin with me. Got to laugh at them anyhow.
So I must knit bootees and also knit baby sets. I do have one lovely cable jumper to work on as well. So not much time for anything else just work along and keep posting parcels off.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

6 dozen Please

 Well the Garden grows and new fruit comes on my Lemons, Apple Trees are happily seeking sun and warmth but the knitter is sitting down to knit about 6 dozen or more bootees. 12 Cream, 18 Pink, 18 Blue, 24 Frost white. Whoa and that's not adding the 8 that the other place needs. So less garden time but more knitting time to get thru the list of stuff and so far I can mark 1 pair of bootees off the pink run and hope to mark 2 more off tonight.

So dvd marathons and bootees make this weekend after a good afternoon at Stitch n Bitch making a jacket front and sewing up a jumper as well as adding its neck band and now its finished but yet to photograph.

Back I go like a Sunny flower.