Friday, July 31, 2015

Ooh, fluffy!

I stayed with the long rows project from the previous post- I admired the shapes as they appeared and took a break cooking up yummy's in the kitchen. Walking the neighbourhood looking for hardy blooms.

While I picked the needles up, put them down again and carried them everywhere for a week, all the stitches started adding up. Before I knew, it was time to start something new to drag around.

Did you see that... I cast off the thing of many stitches. Yay.
Then I cast on something white and fluffy, just like a bunny!

A beautiful, if cheap, wool/bamboo/Angora mix from Spotty, it was a dream to knit. So soft! Unfortunately this yarn is discontinued. Yes, that past tense is correct I cast off this afternoon.

It has been a very good knitting week.

Hope your needles have been busy, too.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Have jumped to top priority with the recent cold snap.
So I spent some time last night weaving in the ends on my latest Color Affection, I  did sewing at FNSI. This one is slightly larger than the previous one I made as I moved up a needle size.
It is perfect for wrapping up in.

Bendigo Woollen mills Luxury 4 ply in African Violet, Leaf and Sangria, 4.5mm needles
 I really want this next one finished in time to send to a friend next month, so I need to stop neglecting it. The rows are long and require concentration. I worked two rows last night and will attempt to maintain this pace.

Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4Ply - Lake and 4mm needles

It has my favourite-cables. If it works as I envisage it will sport large diamonds. 
It doesn't look like much yet but I am halfway through the chart so I should be able to see the shapes appearing soon.
Back to it, for todays rows, maybe I'll find my rhythm soon.

Hope everyone is staying warm. 

Friday, July 10, 2015


Same place as last week.
Unwind craft cafe. 
There was a little gap between my morning and afternoon schedule, I was in the neighbourhood so stopped by for a refreshment and a couple of rows.
The same project as last week, now I'm up to the border. I do believe I'll get to wear this scarf before the winter's gone from these parts.

May your weekend include bright stitches.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

School Holidays...

Used to be a time for getting out and exploring the neighbourhood, hanging out with friends and generally relaxing. It appears today's children no longer get to enjoy these carefree holidays, instead they're spending time cooped up in rooms similar to their everyday school rooms.

How do I know this? I just spent a week working with these young people and I have to say I'm grateful for the holidays I enjoyed with family and friends.

It has been fun work seeing the children create masterpieces from simple materials - blank canvas, simple shapes and paint. The theme is Space and the children are encouraged to interpret that word in what ever they like.

All this working stuff has left me with little motivation to create myself. Not because I am not inspired by the wonderful work of the children but because I have spent so much time sitting in traffic that I am too exhausted at days end to point the needles in the right direction.

A short interlude in an otherwise long day - knitting and coffee at Unwind Craft cafe.

I am enjoying some time this weekend with needles and yarn and hoping the sun comes out tomorrow for long enough to get pictures of my progress.

Hope your weekend is cosy.