Sunday, March 1, 2015


With a boom of babies underway, I took the opportunity to grab out the needles and knit up some more goodies. This time I wanted to stray from my normal Milo vest to something a bit different.

 Introducing the Scapulae in blue, size six months. The six month size is the smallest size in the pattern using 120 metres of Bendigo wool from my stash (8 ply). The knit was pretty easy and relatively quick. I did breathe a big sigh of relief though once I finished juggling the two differently sized needles for the sleeve ribbing. Thankfully, it was only for about four rows.

Next time I will add the extra gathers at the sleeve area to add more puff. The only thing I didn't like about this pattern was having to pick up the stitches to rib around the neck and front edge. I detest this so much! Other than this, it is a quick knit and doesn't take up much wool.I would recommend this pattern, particularly for my weather where short-sleeved woolies get much more wear.

I added buttons from my stash, giving them another life as they were last used on a blouse my Mum made for me decades ago. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cargo shorts - Tie Dye Diva

I am still on the path of sewing up shorts for Mr K. I switched patterns to use the Tie Dye Diva's Cargo Shorts Patterns. This is a size eight, and sadly the maximum size for this pattern so this will be one of the last pairs for Mr K. I have made these shorts before, back in about 2003.

It is a very easy sew with a faux fly and optional cargo pockets. Instead of cargo pockets, I added my own version of back pockets with topstitching.

Mr K loves the fit and the fabric. For a moment, I was a bit worried about the print (perhaps a bit young?) but he says that he loves elephants, and it is even better that they are eating apples!. Mr K does love his fruit!

The fabric is drill from the bargain bin in Spotlight. I don't have high hopes for fabric longevity but hopefully it will get Mr K through round the house wear for the year.