Saturday, May 17, 2008


Doesn't time get away,not necessarily for having a good time just shorter hours in the day to get everything done,poor garden is a wreck,the house is,ugh... but i have scored some nice raw alpaca fleece which when it arrives will get priority and the back table will be arranged despite DH stuff and tools everywhere to have it carded and done,must find a box to store the fluffy bits in so they don't quash till I get the spinner out,which one don't know yet... the main jumbo bobbin for the Roberta came unstuck,very disgusted there,had to break,yes BREAK the yarn I was so carefully plying to re-ball while the bobbin was reglued.Might contact Ian to order another two so i can get some serious stuff done!!

Also have to "see" Mandy about some Ashford extra bobbins too,the black fleece I started from my wonderful Aunt has sat there,simply haven't had the time to get to it and would love to spin other faster stuff on that wheel!!

I have added to knitting with two beanies(aide suggested has a beanie for his ears ,he lost last one but I felt guilty enough to enjoy spending money on some Jet from Chezs in Boulder/Kalgoorlie),of course I couldn't make Sam one without one for Ben! So its one tan and one blue,half way through one at Friday nights Hockey and will be on a head this week sometime.I was asked to knit a jumper insert for another work colleague,why I said yes beats me but I felt she was desperate,it will be in a Patonyle pattern in some 4ply Bendy I happened to have in stash,shes paying apparently so will replace it when I order Mum and Dads jumpers soon. Think Ill do this for Mum and this for Dads just like Random Knits Hubbys,nice and quick!!

Oh and I'm on the second sock for a friend a plain one with a rib leg,a bit big but she was delighted the first one presented when it was at the ankle,just couldn't finish it for her B'day but it was OK!! Good for a laugh!!!

Ill leave you with this,they ve just had a haircut,very upset I wasn't there to see and had hoped to have a few fleeces put through a mill into top and yarn so my Dad and Mum could see what their wool looked like processed but couldn't find any who could do 18 Micron wool.Dad is losing his sight and it may be the last shearing....


  1. Argh! Blogger just ate my comment! I said...Good to see you! You have been busy, and watch out for work people wanting knitting!

  2. Anonymous10:44 PM

    Hi Cathie

    Wondering if you can help, do you know where to get parts for Louet S10 the little nylon/plastic piece between the pedal & the arm off the wheel has snapped on Mum's . Rachel

  3. Sorry didn't mean to be anonymous