Monday, July 18, 2011

Shroom!

A quick knit - a Shroom beanie which is in a child's s size. This style of hat doesn't suit me, but I'm hoping it will look better on someone alot younger. Hard to tell as Kaiden refused to test model. This pattern is free from here. It uses a super bulky Woolganics yarn, the thicker version of the wool I used for the last project.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Present cuteness


Simple wrapping. Brown paper, a doiley runner from my Mum's stash which was unfinished so I separated off one of the squares, threaded through some ribbon and presto! Present wrapped in cuteness!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Olearia #3

In the "in between" I was well-managed enough to finish off this little Olearia for a friend's little girl who is turning one. This time I went for the shorter version which maybe more practical for a crawler and for Brisbane weather. It is in a size 18 months so I hope it is big enough to get some good wear. I must be more skilled in knitting this pattern now as it all went smoothly and was off the needles pretty quickly! Being the shorter version also made it a bit quicker.

It is made using Woolganics which is an Australian organic wool and is so soft, it is like knitting butter!

Note: don't expect to see too much craftiness around here as I've returned to work full-time and currently trying to build up my "work fitness". Bed time is early, knitting in the sunshine while J naps is non-existent and when I do craft I seem to be unpicking due to clumsy, tired induced mistakes. On the positive side, I have a good job with a good team of people (and a fellow knitter/sewer so can distract myself with craft talk) and I can pay off my overlocker! (which ironically is collecting dust).

Olearia

Pattern: Olearia by Georgie Hallam (tikki)
Size: 18 months
Made for: Miss A's first birthday