Monday, March 31, 2008

PART ONE : gauge

Ok ladies, we're off...

First thing; gauge.

Can I get you all to do a gauge swatch for me

We are looking for 20 stitches and 26 rows to 4 inches/10cms

Questions and comments in the comments section would be best I think.. Please let me know once you are ready to go to the next section and we will continue with part 2 (cast on and crotch)

And again Thankyou ladies for being soo generous with your time to help me with this.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Calling for Test knitters.

Knitters, your knitting is needed. After 2 years of inventing, refining and using my own woolies pattern. I am now 100% certain that I have no intentions of ever making them to sell.. I really never did, but being well me, I 'had' to make my 'own' pattern.

Well it now seems wrong not to share it. This pattern is alot different to many other woolie patterns, it has a very different crotch which I feel is much sturdier and alot less likely to compression leaks compared to other woolies, and their crotches full of increases.

how it will work is I will post the pattern in stages and work closely with the knitters during this time. Starting as soon as I have a good number of gals

NOTE: Once completed this pattern will be a free pattern for personal use but is not to be sold or used to produce any item for monetry exchange!

So about the pattern.

The sizes are
Small - 30cm waist and rise
medium - 40cm waist and rise
large - 50cm waist and rise
extra large - 60cm waist and rise

The pattern will be avaliable with the following variations..
Waist - elastic, rib, and rib with cord
Legs / style - soaker, shorties (seed stiche, garter stitch and frilled finish) and longies (straight and flared, with seed and garter finishes)

4.5mm circs in 40cm and 30cm
4mm circs in 40cm and 30cm (needed only for ribbed waist and soaker)
Tapestry needle
Stitch holders, stitch holders and stitch markers
Crochet hook

100-200 grams of wool dependent on size and style chosen
non roll or button hole elastic for elastic waists
also a set of digital kitchen scales to weigh wool used would be great

Skills used
seed/garter stitch where applicable
short rows
kitchener stitch
crochet provisional cast on

Test knitter requirements
1. To have all the above mentioned equipment and supplies (stitch holders and kitchen scales are desirable but not essential)
2. Ability to commence knitting immediately and to complete the project within the timeframe of listing the stages or atlest in good time to keep up
3. Abillity to to work with me through my blog as we progress with the pattern, posting minimum daily with comments and updates
4. Commonsense - obvious, but we are working through, while a well used pattern, a new to paper pattern and your purpose is to pick up if something is written wrong..
5. Knowledge of, or ability to learn all the above skill requirements

Sorry for being so strict but I really want to get through this very efficiently..

Ok so if you would like to join please fill in the following form and post in my comments.
once I have enough ladies i will post the first part.... not real exciting .. just gauge ..


one last thing


Monday, March 10, 2008

My pool table is up for sale

sob sob....

It is a solid slate 'pub size' pool table, with solid turned legs, in a deep mahogany colour (6), Green felt and chrome fixtures.
The table was made by a company in Brisbane (the name eluddes me atm) and it superb quality, and plays Beautifully, dont be fooled by cheap department store tables.
The table is in as new contition, there is NO signs of play on the felt at all.
All accesories shown are included, aswell as a cover and wall stand for the cues. Nothing else is needed
We are only selling as our Adults 'play' room, needs to become a kiddies play room :(

We paid $5000 new plus accesories,

Selling for $3000 firm INC accesories