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Contact Me 19 April, 2007

My name is Sarah. I live in Adelaide, South Australia, with my husband, Matthew, and my cat, Selby.

I knit, crochet, spin, read and cook. I also listen to a lot of podcasts while I do the activities I just mentioned. We keep chickens and grow vegetables on our large block close to the centre of the city. Selby sleeps mostly.

Send me an email to miyo AT adam DOT com DOT au

You can also find me at Ravelry as SarahGolder.

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18 Responses to “Contact Me”

  1. tiwtink Says:

    You are so wonderfully daggy, just love it.
    Best wishes for this new adventure.
    TooDah Loo

  2. Yummy Mummy Says:

    How many hits have you had so far?
    I will be keeping an eye on you and your wonderful advice. You can inspire me to be less materialistic!
    I am trying to be more environmentally friendly so I just wanted to tell everyone who might find this relevant that they should use washable nappies. Much better for the environment, especially if you line dry them. My baby likes them too! And it means the wheelie bin doesn’t stink for a week……
    Cheers sweetie. Love, Me (I think you can guess who this is)

  3. makeityourown Says:

    Sorry Katie, I knew it was you right away; I could see your address when I approved the comment. I’m glad I can inspire my big sister.

    I have had 90 hits in just over 1 week. Wow. I impress myself!


  4. Yummy Mummy Says:

    90 hits! Wow, you are very popular. I look forward to reading your weekly posts and book reviews. I hope everyone enjoys your blog.

  5. Mian Says:

    This is a great site, looks very stylish!
    M x

  6. Rose Says:

    Hi Sarah,

    I read your article in Yarn magazine as I ate my lunch here at work and decided to check out your Web site.

    This looks really interesting and I love your philosophy, I’ll be visiting often.

    Best of luck with your blog and magazine writing.

  7. Jo Says:

    Gorgeous and inspiring website! Do you have any spots left for your sock knitting class coming up, I would love to book in!


  8. Dad Says:

    Vegie garden is going gangbusters! Tried your suggestion for growing climbing beans around the sweet corn. It’s going well and I’m getting a good crop of both. Sorry to hear about your vegies. Talk soon. Dad

  9. Joy Elliott Says:

    I love your site I enjoyed reading. I want to knit a pairof socks for my daughter and i love teh colros of yarn. Can you tell me whatit is dyed with ritz, kool aid plants or what. Also how much is shipping to Virginia in the US
    Hav e aBlessed Day

  10. Margot Says:

    Hi there: I am so excited that I found your website. I live in Canada where we still have lots of snow. So I am going back to knitting socks. Something that I learned in school way back when in Germany. Now that I am a grandmother, my little men …all 5 of them…all boys want bright socks. So here I am got started with one of your patterns but I am having a problem with ssk…I seem to have a mental block for I dont know what that stich is. Thank You ever so much. Margot

  11. makeityourown Says:

    Hi Margot,

    Thanks for your comment and your question. ssk is a neater way of doing slip 1, k1, pass slipped stitch over (psso). It leans the same way but lots of people find it is tidier. ssk goes like this: slip 1 stitch knitwise, slip another stitch knitwise, put the left needle through the two slipped stitches, in front of the right needle, knit the two stitches like normal.

    Hope that helps. Have fun making socks! Sarah.

  12. Shelby Says:

    Great fabric for the tiered skirt! Would you mind sharing your favorite fabric spots? If they’re online srotes, even better since I am in OK.

    Thanks! And great site. I wish I had time to do half the things you’ve accomplished!


  13. makeityourown Says:

    Hi Shelby

    I bought the fabric for the skirt in Malaysia. I don’t really have a favourite fabric store. In fact I hardly ever buy fabric. I just seem to collect bits and pieces as I go through life. I don’t sew much so my fabric stash is very small. S.

  14. Elaine Says:

    I Google’d “how to make a tiered skirt” (when found none in the commercial pattern books) and it came up with your website. I wanted the pattern to make a “tizzy” skirt for partying next Christmas whilst Spotlight is selling the Christmas materials VERY cheap. Instructions were so easy to follow and my sister was so impressed I had to make one for her also! Many thanks Sarah (from Rosebud in Victoria).

  15. beth roberts Says:

    I am trying to contact Suzie Horne, who I knew years ago, but have lost contact. I wish to purchase some of her lovely Finnish landrace fleece to spin, can you help me find her, as I don’t see her contact in the phone book.
    Thanks Beth, keen to spin again.

  16. Sharon Mason Says:

    Sarah, I have read your no pattern required tiered skirt, I do not know anything about cm, can you tell me how to sew the skirt in inches, I understand I will have to measure myself to know how many but I don’t know how to compare cm to inches, also, for each tier after the first, you had make it 1.3 times larger than the one above, does this mean make it one third longer, example, if you had a tier that was 30 inches, would the next tier be 40 inches? I have wanted to make one of these for so long, I would really appreciate it if you could reply to my email.
    Thank you

    • Sharon Mason Says:

      Sarah, thank you so much for helping me with the tiered skirt and to help me concert from cm to inches, you are very kind to help people this way. If is a real blessing to meet people like yourself that wants to help other people. Thanks for making this to where I could understand it.
      Sharon Mason

  17. makeityourown Says:

    Hi Sharon. To convert centimetres to inches you divide by 2.5. So 10cm divided by 2.5 equals 4 inches. (To be exact the number is 2.55, but 2.5 gets you close enough.) You are correct that each subsequent tier needs to be around a third longer than the last. So if one tier were 30 inches the next would be 40 inches. The good thing about this kind of skirt is that you don’t need to be exact. If one tier were 29 inches and the next was 39 or 41 inches it wouldn’t matter too much.

    Hope that helps. Sarah.

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