Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Skulls Anyone?

Yes you heard right, skulls. I never thought that I would knit anything with skulls but here they are adorning a pair of fingerless gloves. Suzi will be so proud of me!
September seems black, well in my knitting anyway. The poncho is finished and ready to make its way to Hamburg in Germany, how cool is that. As a Beatles fan Hamburg is a well known town in their musical history.

Made from Bendigo Mystique 16 ply which is wool, mohair and alpaca and oh so soft and lovely but because it is a 16 ply it has plenty of body to it. I enjoyed knitting it so much that I might just make another to add to my shop.

A big week this week, I turned another year older on Monday and the weather was grey and of course it rained. Summed up my mood really, not so much about turning 41 but the fact that my footy team got absolutely annihilated on the weekend in a preliminary final. We were one game away from a spot in this Saturdays grand final, oh well for this weekend only GO THE CATS!!

The Bendigo Neon has arrived and so I am working on a pattern to use with this great wool. It is by no means soft, it is almost a bit scratchy but I have been swatching with it and it knits up well.

Oh well till next time, happy knitting.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


A lovely lady in the US asked me to make one of my aviator hats for her grand daughter but she wanted a scarf instead of the normal earflaps. So the scarf-hat was born, knitted in beautifully soft Heirloom merino magic in a bright lollipop pink shade.

Yet another version of my Aviator Hat, this one in Iris Blue Classic from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

Speaking of Bendigo Woollen Mills, you gotta check this out, Neon in fabulous variegated colours. I am going to go and add to the stash, this stuff looks awesome!

The kids are into the second week of holidays here in Tasmania so it is very busy, not to mention noisy. I at least have my knitting group today to give me some 'me time', can't wait. I also have two other orders to work on as well, a pair of fingerless gloves complete with skulls and a black poncho. I also have just designed and made a great pair of fingerless mitts which I hope to add to my Etsy shop. I have only made this sample pair yet but I am very happy with the end result, they were made from Bendigo Rustic Pacifica in 12 ply.

That is all for now I am off to check out that Neon!! Till next time, happy knitting.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Shhhhh! It Is a Secret

Yes underneath is the WIP of the secret santa present that we have each year at the knitting coven. The person and item will have to remain top secret until after our Christmas breakup party. Wow it sounds terrible talking about Christmas already but I do like to be organised and I thought that at least by starting early it will be finished well before time, fingers crossed.


You may remember that I made quite a few aviator hats last year in fair isle pattern. I sold a couple of them in my Etsy shop but since then there has been quite a lot of hoohah as to commercial patterns being used to make our wares, and since they were based on a Patons pattern I thought it best to ditch them. I have used a basic earflap hat shape and made it interesting by using variegated coloured wool. They are suitable for both males and females as Polly and Mr Polly are modelling beautifully for you all to see. I just wish that the Cleckheaton Country Prints was available here in Launceston to buy but I have had to source it online, it is such a lovely soft wool to knit with I am suprised that it isn't more popular.

I love the pooling on the crown of the raspberry/green one, it reminds me of the gods eyes (not sure what their correct name is, Cindy might know) we used to make as kids, you know the ones with the icecream sticks and brightly coloured yarns.

Till next time, happy knitting.