Showing posts from August, 2008

Wild Tea Cosies in the first morning light

Variations on the theme

Portraits of a Tea Cosy - Come. Join us!

Come! Bring your own favourite tea cosy. Have your photo taken together. Tell us your tea cosy's story. The masterful photographer of Wild Tea Cosies, Mark Crocker (pictured here with his tea cosy - OK I gave it to him) will be the photographer in waiting at…

Riverbend Books 193 Oxford St, Bulimba, Brisbane
6pm on Tuesday 2 September - Phone: 07 3899 8555

Buderim Books 70 Burnett St, Buderim, Sunshine Coast
6pm on Tuesday 16 September - Phone: 07 5445 1625

…And of course I'll be there pontificating on whether there really is such a thing as a new (knitting) idea. I promise to take you on a bizaar and funny knitting tour of the web.

Showing off
And you can see an exhibition of the original Wild Tea Cosies.

Running Writing
Oh yeah! And you can get a signed copy of Wild Tea Cosies. All that running writing signature practice I did as a kid is finally paying off.

Julian's Favourite Tea Cosy

This is Julian. And this is his tea cosy. Koala Cosy. His mum gave it to him. She didn't make it, but she did give it to him. It has pride of place in Julian's kitchen. See the burn marks? They tell of a near miss with a stove. See the red bow tie. It tells of a lover. This is not just any old tea cosy. This is a tea cosy with a past.

Tea Cosy Exhibitions - Wild - at a bookstore near YOU

TLC Books
Shop 3, 7 Day Markets, 50 Cambridge Pde, Manly, Brisbane

Berkelouw Bookstore
Norton St, Leichhardt, Sydney

Next Chapter Books
Shop 12-13, Jacksons Rd, Warriewood, Sydney

Mary Martin Books
Shop 18, South Gate on the Yarra, Southbank, Melbourne

Monday 18 - 24 Aug
Mary Martin Books
Bourke St, Melbourne CBD

Showing NOW/Soon
Thursday 21 Aug - 2 Sept
The Children's Bookshop
6 Hannah Street, Beecroft, Sydney

Thursday 21 Aug - 2 Sept
Chapters of Roma
46 Wyndham St, Roma, West Queensland

Thursday 28 Aug - 9 Sept
Next Chapter Books
5 Railway Ave, Wahroonga, Sydney

Thursday 4 - 16 Sept
Book Bazaar
Shop 9, 327 West St, Umina Beach, Central Coast NSW

Thursday 11 - 23 Sept
Rosetta Books
Shop 12, 43 Maple St
Maleny, Sth East Queensland

Pottsie's Posy

Californian Ravelrer Cindy found my Rosie Posy pattern in the Australian Women's Weekly via an Australian friend who lives in California. We have had some lovely correspondence regarding the pattern. This morning I received these photos in my first email of the day. What a great way to start the day. Rosie Posy looks beautiful. Really beautiful. You have done her proud Cindy. Thank you.

You may not be able to link to Cindy's Ravelry site if you are not a member. Join up. It is the My Space of knitting. A great way to share knitterly things with knitterly people.

Now here's the rub. It turns out that there are some cultural and language differences across the knitting world. Americans have a completely different crochet language to the English and Australians. We won't hold it against you luvvies, but you may need to refer to the little table in the free Rosie Posy pattern found in the right hand menu on this blog.

Needle Fish - Ichthius wardi

"As their name suggests, needlefish are long, narrow and silvery. The smaller common species reach about 15 inches long; the larger ones can grow to more than 3 feet. In all species, the fishes' needlelike beaks, filled with sharp teeth, merge with their bodies to form sleek, living spears." Susan Scott, Ocean Watch.

This one (family Knitting) is the only one of it's kind, discovered by Julian in a birthday present, much coveted by Loani.

Ichthius wardi named after its Maker Phil Ward.