Sunday, April 02, 2006

New Toy

Ok, so it doesn't count as a corruption of the Use What You Have Month principles if it's something you've wanted for a long time and something you got outbid on eBay for last month and if it's a bargain - does it? I'll think the answer to this question is "no", otherwise I've fallen of the wagon on the very first day and might as well indulge. Definitely a "No", then. ;)

Last night I won this on eBay. Is she not beautiful, mes amies? We will have a poll to name her when she arrives and perhaps a little christening party?

Spin Sisters, when shall we meet?

Spidey, Mon and Heidi - I'm going to NEED you. Now that's the kind of spin class I'd be interested in joining!

In knitting news I spent yesterday afternoon in the company of some wonderfully talented craftswomen following up on our hat workshop from last month. Our facilitator was the wildly talented Lynne Johnson . I am trying to make fine wire and yarn work together in hat form. Not there yet, but getting closer. Will also try and incorporate the wonderful sinimay fibre.

This is all for the Blue Hat Project which I urge you to support. Make a hat (doesn't have to be an actual hat, could be drawing, painting, poem, jewellrey, embroidery etc) that expresses what the blues are to you and send it to the another amazingly talented and creative woman, Waltraud Reiner, by the end of June. She will exhibit it in the Hat Extravaganza during Hat Week (first week of September) at Federation Square in Melbourne. The hats will be auctioned to raise money for Beyond Blue.

If you don't think you can make a hat, you might like to buy a button or a key chain. I have some buttons - they are $4 each.

Canberrans, there will events around Hat Week here, including a Knit-In at Duffy School on 5 September. It's a work day, but I'll be applying for leave and it would be great to see as many of us there as possible. More details as they come to hand.


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Well you could decide a) It was still March somewhere in the world so it's OK or b) It's a tool to use up your stash so it's exempt.

But this is why I've not only banned myself from frugalling this month but also from eBay.


Taphophile said...

Sophistry R Us ;)

Strictly speaking it's a tool to use up other people's stash *waves at Spidey*, but I put in my final bid a week ago and didn't deviate from it.

Did manage an op shop trip without buying patterns and needles, despite the temptation.

Can't give up eBay - have too much to sell! Any bids made were made before 1 April and no further bids will be made.

Be strong, Sherpa. Only 29 more days to go. I console myself that it's a short month, although having that extra hour for daylight saving was pretty mean.

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Well I was going to say as long as the bid is made before April 1 it doesn't count even if you have to pay after April 1st. I bought a pile of braid and stuff on March 30th.

And you've reminded me I should spend the afternoon listing. Blerk!

Sheep Rustler said...

Lurve the wheel!!!

OK, if you fell of the wagon, so did I. Well, the Stitch mag I bought was strictly course related, natch, so it doesn't count because I need ongoing supplies for my course...

I think you could call her Madame Tricoteuse.

Taphophile said...

Thanks Judy. You REALLY didn't fall off the wagon; it was course related and that doesn't count at all!

Sheep Rustler said...

I forgot to say that I am currently working on a scrumbled hat for the Beyond Blue exhibition - it's currently sitting half done on my hat block and is my excuse for leaving a HUGE tub of blue wools out in the lounge room.

Jejune said...

Bewdiful little spinning wheel there Taph :) How about 'Charlotte' (after the spider who spun pretty webs?)...

I've planned my Blue Hat, now need to make some test pieces and see if I can get it to work. Count me in for the Knit-In at Duffy Primary - sounds like fun!

After a last-minute purchase of buttons and mohair, I have managed to get through a whole 2 and a bit days of "Use What You Have'. Only - HOW MANY?! - to go (sobs quietly in a corner).