Thursday, November 30, 2006

Things to fight for

Now everyone who knows me would know I am essentially the world's biggest pacifist, I can't stand confrontation, and when it comes to intellectual arguments, you can bet money that they lawyer with real facts in her head is going to kick my arse. But today I have discovered two things worth fighting for.

1. The new Industrial relations laws created by 'wtf?' johnny howard. Well I've been pretty peeved about that for a while, but I saw some union facts from the Queensland Teachers Union about what AWAs would do to a teacher's payscale and thats just downright cruel. Considering the appalling conditions your average teacher has to put up with in first place, basic entitlements and a DECENT PAY is the least the government can do. This is daylight robbery of the worst kind, forget every other scandal parliament has ever gotten its sticky fingers into, this is the worst injustice that anyone could inflict on the australian public. EVERYONE should be charging johnny howard up with deprivation of liberty. Thats right, our basic rights are being stripped away from us, leaving us helpless and bloodied, ready for the sharks out there to rip us to pieces. LETS SUE HOWARD FOR 22 (however many millions) MILLION COUNTS OF DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY, ABUSE OF POWER, RAPING THE AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC IN THE MOST BRUTAL WAY.

2. The coward's stance that yarn suppliers in Australia are advertising and selling directly to the overseas market, and not to Australia. More details can be found on and the examples that are found on there are just appalling. The comments section is worth a read as people also put valid arguments forward (and I openly plug Crochet Australia and their brilliant service. They deserve all the clients they can get.)

So while I usually shy away from controversy, this time I urge anyone and everyone out there in blogland to fight the good fight and TEACH THE BASTARDS A LESSON.


Wednesday, November 29, 2006

no pics, just bad reception

So today's weather has been a little weird.. in the annoying way.. all day I'm in my little building, storing heat that would impress an energex guy..I tell myself that I'm going for a swim, and then it rains... big ploppy, bloppy drops like someone is throwing a heap of tiny waterbombs.. onto your mail..

as for the knitting/crochet thing.. I got through another christmas tree ornament today, and most of another one.. will finish the last one tomorrow, starch it within an inch of its life, and if I have enough energy, decorate, and post pics. :D

For this week only, I'm adding a special countdown until I get my new computer. so for today:
7 days until I get a brand spanking new computer

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

the day I'd rather forget..

Okay okay I'm one of those nutters that follow that superstition that bad things come in threes. Well, the first two happened at work and due to small factors (like wanting to keep my job) I'm not at liberty to discuss here..but frankly, I knew the third thing was coming.. what would it be: the buses running late? it sucks, yes but it happens all the time.. one incident down, a zillion to go... maybe running out of money while buying more yarn than I need: sucks, but I really had it coming..

I'm knitting jacket in front of the idiot box, and it hits me like a mallet in the back of the skull:


a demonstration on what its SUPPOSED to look like:
please note the ridges, that make this pattern really pretty..

p.s. this is from Patons 'resort knits' I received last year from my 'knows nothing about knitting' mum. awww isn't she great??

Now here is my classic blunder. Please people, for the sake of your own sanity, READ the pattern carefully when you begin, otherwise you might miss important details LIKE THE FREAKING STITCH DETAIL. like I did. Notice the very absent bumps on every fifth row.

the colour is a quite a fuzzy light blue in the real world, but most importantly I draw your attention to very absent bumps (bar the moss stitch border... obviously)

Now for a little randomness, here are some photos I took for yesterday's post , but due to being so damn tired, I present to you: random shots of my hideously messy room: aka creative disorder at its finest!

so this is where my knitting, crochet and and bags and bags of arty farty stuff go.. and you wonder why I'm having trouble finding a crochet hook in one go.. hehe... the next shot is my desk, which is right beside my stash.. so it should be of no suprise that is looks like this:

Monday, November 27, 2006

I'm online baby!!!

Well thank heavens for that!! after having some SERIOUS problems trying to sign in (who knew I could be so forgetful??) I thought I'd include some super secret pictures of my room and what I am sending out on my latest craftster swaps, and considering my readership is a healthy NIL, no one is going to go 'dear god.. she's sending me THAT??'

so first up, my caffeine inspired christmas trees (one completed the others not far away) getting blocked with starch (does that mean I'll wake up with a stiff finger tomorrow? *canned laughter*)

ta daaaaa!!! one christmas tree in need of decoration, predominantly, buttons!! of which I have heaps, but am completely not immune from the urge to buy mooorree!!!

next up on the super secret lets not peak! stash trip is the lolly supply that will go to one starved uni student in the us.. the more I look at this, the more I think.. 'crud, how much is this going to cost to send off?'

One all aussie lolly'lovin stash of chocolate.. now to include the handcrafted stuff! *looks wildly around for handcrafted items*

I have to go now, but tomorrow: flash your stash!!


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Librarylass strikes again!!

Welcome to my new blog, I intend to regale with stories of laughter, tears, and downright tragedy, and that's just the knitting! I've created this blog primarily as a means to share my knitting, crochet and other crafts (and I'm learning a few!). now I have a very fancy camera (pics later) I hope to share some fun times of yarn, and stuff..