Friday, July 23, 2010


This little knit has been done for a while, it has even been worn a couple of times.  I have just been slack with the camera.

Pattern:  Bloom by Georgie Hallam
Yarn:  Luxury 10ply, from Bendigo Woollen Mills, in Leaf
Needles:  3.75mm and 4.5mm Knitpick Circulars

This was a very quick knit.  It only took me nine days, and I am sure someone who doesn't knit as slowly as me would have it done in half the time.

Rhianna loves it.  She wants to wear it constantly, even to kindy, which I am sure would be certain death for a pretty little handknit. 

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


On Friday my Mum, Lucas and I went to Bendigo to visit the Australian Sheep and Wool Show.  I don't have any photos to prove this little trip, because I left my camera at home.  If you don't believe me go and visit the Lovely Bells, she has photographic evidence. 

I, like DrK, feel somewhat spoiled by all the yarn available from online indie dyers, so I didn't get a lot of yarn.  In fact I only purchased a skein of Colinette Jitterbug and a try dyeing kit that has an undyed skein and some acid dyes.

I also found that there was a lot more stuff for spinners and not as much already spun yarn.

Having said that, I had a great time.  Caught up with some lovely girls, got to meet DrK, saw lots of sheep watched the sheep dogs work, and one that kept loosing his sheep,  discovered that Lucas travels really well, and had a really yummy lamb roll.

So, all in all, a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Thanks to everyone for your congratulations both here and on Twitter on the birth of my second son.  To answer a couple of you, the ambulance was only required because Master Lucas decided that he was in a bit of a hurry.  He arrived after an hour and a half, twice as long as his brother took, but by far my easiest.

He is proving to be a great baby, sleeping and eating well, and enjoying his Mummy's handknits.

Pattern: Felix Cardigan
Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 8 ply
Needles: 5mm KnitPro Interchangeable Circulars
Time Taken: One week

I also knit some booties,

and a hat to match.

He test drove them for me this morning as I introduced him to the Kindy crowd.  They got a resounding thumbs up.


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