Saturday, July 08, 2006

Doctor Who was Fantastic!

I'm in love with the new Doctor Who already. The last one was wonderful but the new one already feels familiar, perhaps because I liked him in other stuff. Real Goodies and Baddies Stuff and a lovely twist from the Prime Minister at the end. I'm still wondering if I would have given the order to fire or not. If this is all double-dutch to you check out this
Anyway back to reality and knitting.
I sold the first little jerkin to the first person I showed it too so I started straight away on knitting another one and then just for the fun of it, one more. The blue one was finished during Doctor Who, so it got cast aside and now awaits blocking, edging and ties. These are using up my stash and the "spare" stash I got from Sue

The pattern is very simple. It's all knitted in one piece to the armholes, and then in three pieces and a three needle bind-off at the shoulders. I then blanket stitch or crochet round the edge and add a couple of double, strand, chain-stitch ties. You can find it here on the internet.

These are also good stash busters. I finished and fringed the large poncho and here's the toddler size to contrast. Trouble is, I have no idea how to size these little garments for sale on my stall. Will they fit a one-year-old or a two-year-old or what? Is there a standard chart someone could link me to. Thankyou in anticipation.

My stall will also have the addition of some of Sue's delightful baby hats and DH's pickled onions. It's alright. I have two tables and hanging and draping space so they dont have to be close. I shall take a pic of the scarf fence on Thursday cos I'm still needing inspiration on how to improve the display without opening a shop. (You may have noticed that "pic" and "cos" are my contribution to the dynamism of the English Language). I dont have a mobile phone, so I haven't got into texting. I spend more than enough time at the computer so my gr8 efforts will have to shine here.

I am very much into "food-miles". This involves obtaining food from as close to home as possible so as to reduce the energies put into transport and numerous levels of processing and storage.

So yesterday I took DH off to taste the products at the Mt. Atkinson Olive Grove . It is only a twenty minute drive and very close to the western suburbs of Melbourne in an area called Rockbank. It's the middle of winter here and it was just past noon so we were the only ones there, but we enjoyed our oil and olive tasting so much, we stayed to lunch in their cosy, licensed cafe. I had a delightful mezze plate with great ciabatta for only $10. DH is a very plain eater but thoroughly enjoyed some mini spring-rolls, prawn cutlets etc with sweet chilli dipping sauce for $4.50! AND I bought a lovely bottle of cold pressed oil.

My competition is growing!. I must admit I didn't prepare it as well as I wish I had, but if people can produce such wonderful responses then I shall keep up with the challenge I set.

Cheers and have a great weekend , Gillian


  • Gillian your ponchos and little jerkins look just as good as in real life. I think the pink poncho would fit a 1 yr old if that helps, and the pink jerkin would too. I am not too sure about the green one though, maybe 8 mths and up. Thank you too for the pickled onions. I will drop them off to Dad tonight and post a response when he has tasted them. I am glad that you liked the little bag, I did not really know what fabric to get, but when I saw that one I thought of you. Hope everything goes well on Thursday and thank you so much once again.

    By Blogger sue, At 9:37 PM  

  • Yep, quite agree about the new Dr Who. Lovely.

    By Blogger Taphophile, At 1:36 AM  

  • The vests and ponchos are really lovely, it is inspiring looking at other people knits.

    By Blogger Annie, At 1:58 PM  

  • You know, at times I feel a bit out of touch because I type full words in my emails! Your knitting looks great, and I wish I had somewhere 20 minutes from me with such lovely produce.

    By Blogger amanda j, At 1:08 AM  

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