Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-24-2007, 02:11 AM   #61
misstialouise
Working the Gusset
 
misstialouise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,092
Thanks: 6
Thanked 37 Times in 34 Posts
Originally Posted by Susan P. View Post
I've been encouraging TC to start an Aussie specific forum by the way. I love knittinghelp and it's forum and couldn't do without the expert advice here. At the same time I rarely know the yarns people are discussing and I'd like to at least talk amongst aussies about that.
I've been thinking about this. I know the Marketing Manager / Webmaster for TC, and tbh, she just doesn't have the time to moderate a forum as well.

Now, we can ask Amy for our own section here, just to talk about the common Aussie yarns.... OR I can get something set up on my website...

Thoughts??
__________________
-----BEGIN KNITTER'S GEEK CODE BLOCK-----

Version: 1.1
KCR++ Exp+ SPM+ *Options+++ Addi+ Wood+ Cas+ Cot++ Wool+++ Lux++ Hemp++ Nov+ Stash++ Scale+ Fin+ Ent Lace++ Tex++ Felt+++ Flat Circ+++ DPN ML2 Swatch+ KIP Blog SNB GaugeDK(F) WIP+(++) ALTSw+Sp+Cr+X

------END KNITTER'S GEEK CODE BLOCK------

On my Options:
Drake the Dreaded Dragon Backpack - girly version for my niece for Christmas


I'M IN !! I'm vintagegrrl on Ravelry
misstialouise is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-24-2007, 09:48 AM   #62
Susan P.
Working the Gusset
 
Susan P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,754
Thanks: 137
Thanked 191 Times in 180 Posts
Hi..having run a number of forums I offered to do it for TC and the offer wasn't taken up. I also think we could do with our own forum..simply to discuss the yarns we can buy and perhaps some charity knitting etc. I like this forum setup so perhaps we could ask Amy if it is feasible? I guess then the problem may be that every country may want one. You know, we could always deal with THIS thread like it's our own and just discuss here couldn't we?

I noticed the Salvation Army are asking for knitted item donations. I'm going to donate some scarves at the local drop in coffee place. It will probably be too late to do a group blanket or rug at this point but that doesn't mean we could get together and choose to make some things in advance for next winter. Thoughts?
Susan P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2007, 09:42 PM   #63
Jumbuck
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SE Queensland, Australia
Posts: 15
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Qld Knitters?
I live just west of Toowoomba and wondered if there were any knitters or knitting groups in the Toowoomba area?

Helen.
Jumbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 09:53 AM   #64
Susan P.
Working the Gusset
 
Susan P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,754
Thanks: 137
Thanked 191 Times in 180 Posts
Hi Helen..back in this thread somewhere I posted a site that had a bunch of knitting groups around Australia. One of your local craft shops may know - or sewing shops.

Where are you tending to buy your yarn from?
Susan P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 09:55 AM   #65
Susan P.
Working the Gusset
 
Susan P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,754
Thanks: 137
Thanked 191 Times in 180 Posts
misstialouise Listen, if you'd like to approach Amy re a forum do that by all means. I find I know almost none of the yarns discussed here and sometimes it would be invaluable to know how people have found TC or Spotlight or Bendigo yarns etc. Given we often pay so much for them it would be excellent to know. Most yarns I've enjoyed but I few I'd caution people about.
Susan P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 11:18 AM   #66
Jumbuck
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SE Queensland, Australia
Posts: 15
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Susan P. View Post
Hi Helen..back in this thread somewhere I posted a site that had a bunch of knitting groups around Australia. One of your local craft shops may know - or sewing shops.

Where are you tending to buy your yarn from?
Thanks Susan, I'll check back tomorrow - bit late now. :-)

I've bought from

http://www.theknittery.com/
at East Doncaster, Vic.


http://www.sarahdurrant.com/
at Kilmore, Vic.


http://www.beadopalwoolqueen.com.au/
at Harcourt, Vic.

Am waiting on wool from

http://www.thewoolshack.com/

and waiting on a shade chart from

http://www.ozeyarn.com/index.htm

in Sydney.

Did try Patonyle 4 ply but it's a bit too 'fluffy' for my liking, plus it was only in 25 gm balls which meant joining, whereas the others come in 100 gm skeins/hanks or balls. Washed up OK though.

Toowoomba has Spotlight and Lincraft (not much at that one the last time I was there, they seem to have gone to the dogs - if you know what I mean). Big W have some wool but no 4 ply.

Having not knitted for years, an living west of Toowoomba, I need to buy my wool online at the moment.
Jumbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2007, 11:42 AM   #67
Susan P.
Working the Gusset
 
Susan P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,754
Thanks: 137
Thanked 191 Times in 180 Posts
Check out Tapestry Craft in Sydney. Some very expensive lines though but then some reasonable prices (and yes, checking out the metreage is important). Generally very good online service tho I had a lot of problems with last order. Only one of three that's had problems tho. I used to love Lincraft for fabrics and for beads. Spotlight is 'ok' but you can't order sale stuff as a home shopper and ringing the stores is hopeless as a rule. I've often found smaller yarn shops great in rural areas. I wish there was a yarn shop somewhere in my area but it looks like Vic has dibs on most of the smaller stores. One in Canberra too.

www.tapestrycraft.com.au/catalog/index.php

How have you found the woolshack?
Susan P. is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Susan P. For This Useful Post:
Jumbuck (07-30-2007)
Old 07-30-2007, 11:01 PM   #68
Jumbuck
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SE Queensland, Australia
Posts: 15
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Hi Susan. Well it didn't take the 14 days I expected going on Aust Post's past performance, or the 8 days quoted - the package arrived today! Was posted last Wed., so that makes 6 days including the weekend, from WA to country Qld , which is excellent service in my book. Will definitely order from them again.

Jemma also included a (4 ply)sock pattern and some jelly beans.

Time to check out the cricket and do some more knitting.






How have you found the woolshack?
Jumbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 08:33 AM   #69
Susan P.
Working the Gusset
 
Susan P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,754
Thanks: 137
Thanked 191 Times in 180 Posts
I also think that a great time period to cover that distance and isn't it great when they include a little treat. I've never experienced that before! I'll have to take a closer look at their site.
Susan P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2007, 09:09 AM   #70
Jumbuck
Casting On
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SE Queensland, Australia
Posts: 15
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by Susan P. View Post
I also think that a great time period to cover that distance and isn't it great when they include a little treat. I've never experienced that before! I'll have to take a closer look at their site.
I'm using the Merino 4 ply from The Knittery at the moment and it is lovely and soft. Will definitely be ordering more. Think I must have got the last skein of "See Breeze" because it's now out of stock.

http://www.theknittery.com/c/24751/1...k-merino-.html
Jumbuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Australia! (and camera bag?) jess_hawk General Knitting 0 03-20-2008 11:13 AM
Canberra Australia? IBAmyB Knitters Knear You 1 11-24-2007 11:12 AM
Canberra, Australia LYS? IBAmyB General Knitting 2 11-12-2007 01:56 AM
Hi. I'm new from Perth, Australia. Mumzy General Knitting 6 07-03-2007 10:15 PM
Hi from Australia! Ribbit General Knitting 18 01-09-2007 08:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 AM.