Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A lovely new friend told me today she 'found' my blog, and it reminded me I should be a little more faithful to my little 'ol blog here.

So, the kids have gone for a walk, the veges are already cut and prepared for dinner, and I have, oh, about 15 minutes of uninterrupted time.

The above mentioned friend, Elissa has opened the most gorgeous yarn and fabric shop in a nearby town, and I have made a weekly visit, and purchase!! What luxury, to actually be able to go into a shop and fondle the yarn, have a chat, and just be surrounded by all the fabulous colours and textures. Please go visit

My knitting adventures lately have consisted of very big projects that I am slowwwwly making my way through. The biggest of which is Wray, a new design by the very talented, (and only 13 years old)!!! Lily. I am test knitting this short sleeve cardigan, and it is a whopping 46", mostly in rib, so is inevitably taking me longer than anticipated. Oh yeah, did I mention it is in LACEWEIGHT!!

I love it, but boy oh boy, lots of knitting.....

I took an instant gratification break by knitting a Cosette by Never Not Knitting, and it is gorgeous. I used a DK weight yarn, and it is a little bigger than the intended sizing, but I quite like that. I love the colour, Topaz, it reminds me of my Mum, who when I was younger used to wear some topaz earrings that I loved. Ahh!!

yarn: the main colour is Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend in colour Topaz. I used three skeins exactly, felted the joins and had less than 10cm left at the end.
The contrast edging is Spud & Chloƫ Fine, colour 7815 (don't you hate it when the ball band only has a number, no colour name?? I do !) I held it double.
Needles: 5mm 100cm Addi turbo
Mods: because I was conscious of running out of yarn, I worked about 5 rows less of the short rows, I don't think it makes any difference.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


I've been a Twilight fan for a while, but I've just recently discovered fanfiction, and its been keeping me up too late many a night now. I can find an alternate ending to my favourite characters, Bella and Jacob (swoon) can now end up together, whilst enjoying rather a lot of smuttiness in between...oh la la!!! Came across all this via a ravelry group.

I've also been tech editing for Yarn magazine, so far I have done a tea set, beanie and am now on a bag. WOW!! Actually getting paid to knit/ lucky am I?? The only one
published so far is the tea set, this is mine...

And to other knitting, it is coming along, I am trying to finish a lot of WIP's so I can start something new...

Plus, my brother and his fiance are expecting their first child, my first niece/nephew, and I am SOOOO EXCITED! So of course, am knitting a blanket...

Pattern Tea Set
by Marika Simon
Yarn Bendigo Woollen Mills 8 ply cotton in colourway blue and natural
Hook 3.25 mm
Mods none as it was a tech edit.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Hey there, so I've been AWOL a while now, I am six weeks into my Masters of Education (yippee:) ). Alas, my knitting has suffered terribly though. My grand plans of designing Mr 3's cricket vest is about this far along...

Upside down photo but you can probably gather It Is Not Finished. But it will be one day!!

So I've been concentrating on smaller projects like headbands, beanies and crocheted hairclips. Am loving Spud and Chloe sweater yarn at the moment. <3

Good news, a friend gave me a gasp JOB gasp to tech edit a crochet pattern. Due Wednesday!

And ifinished an assignment today 9,200 final word count. Phew !!!!!

An old photo of Mr 3 when he was about 1 1/2ish. Too cutie !

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