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Still Here, Still Creating

Hello there, neglected blog! I am so sorry that you were left, half broken and sad. But I am back!

There’s been a lot of knitting going on in the last 6 months, lots of it for other people. It’s been a time of great change – a very long and difficult part of our lives came to a (sort of) conclusion, the kids all went up a year in school, and our youngest started preschool! I am the kinder president for this year, a role that I really enjoy. N is in training to become a Scout Leader, and we both contribute as much time as we can to scout activities and the committee. PHEW.

Rather than bother you with individual posts, here is a summary of my knits since my last post :)

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And, in addition to hand knitting, I am almost ready to give my knitting machine another go. After LOTS of fighting, I have it 99% working! I also have a beautiful new rigid heddle loom, and cannot WAIT to get mah weave on again.

I am in the process of losing about 45KG, on a very restrictive diet, so there won’t be any food p*rn pics from me for a while!

Until next time…

New Pattern: Basic Worsted/10ply Beanie

I have just finished knitting up a dozen of these basic beanies for charity – they are on their way to KOGO (Knit One, Give One) for distribution.





I have written up the pattern, and it is available on Ravelry as a free download!

*Please feel free to knit this pattern for charity, for gifting, for yourself, but please, do not seek profit without my prior, written permission. 

Dyepot Madness

Last month, I heard the dyepots calling. It had been a while, in fact the pots and dyes hadn’t even been unpacked from the shed from our move in December! It was great to get back into the swing of things, and it was made MUCH easier by having a gas cooktop, not electric!

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The amazing Mandie at EGMTK ordered me a new Majacraft swift, and with that, I wound up lots of undyed goodies..




Lots of blues this time.. and I stumbled upon a beautiful colourway that I will be repeating soon!



Old Jeans 10ply/Worsted – This one was snapped up in minutes by a friend, so I must get cracking on some more!



There are still some up for grabs – 4ply alpaca, 3ply wool in big 200g hanks, and some smooshy angora blend 10ply :) Head on over to my Etsy store for a peek. I hope to be adding some more soon!

Crafting Catchup

The seasons are changing, spring is here, and my crafting mojo is shifting too. After knitting so many custom orders, and then garments for myself, my knitting mojo vanished!




(BIG Rubble)




And a beautiful Deep Water in 12ply Stellar..

I managed a couple of hats:



(Both Crooked Paths – I think I have a small problem.)

And then, my mojo was gone. So I figured it was time to spend some valulable time with my wheel, Suzie..



Suzie had a bit of TLC at the Nanny and Ewe Muster in Bendigo in July.. Her creator, Owen Poad gave her a new drive band which has made her feel like a new woman!

I dug deep in the fibre stash, and started some practice spins with some of my older fluff.



This one was just plain fun!


And this one was just plain soft, squishy, and almost perfect (to me!) I really feel that my technique has improved, and I am pretty darn happy with how this skein looks :)

What’s next?!