Thursday, June 11, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

My first steeking

 I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've cut my knitting. Nothing bad happened, the pattern worked. It was great. I might try it again.




















 
 I used Cat Bordhi's Warm all Winter (fudged a little bit to suit yarn and head size). It was such a great pattern and I learned two new knitting things, which was fun. The yarn is Manos silk blend that I bought at Daybreak on Papa Westray in the Orkneys.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Workspace

I've staked a claim on a surface (separate to the craft/stuffing around on the internet/watching movies surface). I move to it when it is 'work time' and I only do work there. The desk belonged to one of my grandmas and my other grandma is there in the photo with me. I've read lots of things that say you shouldn't think you need 'special conditions' to write, but having a dedicated space is working out for me at the moment.
























Monday, March 16, 2015

Warm All Winter (I hope)


Cat Bordhi's Warm All Winter



















A made up cardigan using up my DiC stash and leftovers.


















Sunday, March 01, 2015

Fetching

I have been spending some time tidying things, getting rid of stuff, finishing things off. This mitts have been all done but a thumb for over a year. So I sat down and did the 8 rows on 16 stitches and wove in the ends. In plenty of time for winter!




















Saturday, February 28, 2015

Willy wagtail and lupins

 I seemed to have switched crafts again. Which unfortunately adds fuel to my urge to never throw anything away. The willy wagtail chart is from 2011. I first started it on 28ct evenweave over one stitch. It was almost impossible to see, and super easy to make mistakes. I started again on 14ct aida, and it has been going very well.




















I've also been working on a kit I bought as a souvenir in Prince Edward Island. Was that 2008? I loved the lupins, almost as much as I love willy wagtails. I started it ages ago, but I made a mistake down in the leaves, which meant everything was off by one stitch. At the time I gave up because I couldn't work out where I'd made a mistake to go back and fix it. When I took it up again this summer, I just fudged that bit.





















Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blue weaving and different lines

Note to future self: don't weave with single ply even if you think it is going to look pretty. This wasn't fun to weave and as a result took forever. And one warp thread even wore through... The end result is nice, but probably not worth the angst.















And this has been super fun to knit, it grows apace.
















Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tea!

The Tea Centre has just opened it's first shop in Melbourne in the new 'Emporium'. And I'm afraid to say, having had a wander around yesterday, between the shops and the food (and the tea store) The Emporium' is now my third favourite place in Melbourne.

In the Tea Centre I wanted to buy this




















And this:




















But instead I bought most of these:




















(Only partly joking...)