Sunday, 28 June 2009


Yesterday I frogged Juno. I had been knitting along happily, enjoying the yarn and the pattern. But when I completed chart 4 and got ready to settle in for the long haul of a 2 row repeat for 42", I finally paid heed to that incessant little voice in the back of my mind. I pinned out the scarf and had to face the fact that the yarn and pattern just didn't go.

This is the second time I have frogged this yarn. First time round was for the Featherweight cardi were things just didn't feel right either. I really love the colour of this yarn and I like the feel of it. I don't want it to languish back in my stash again so please, any pattern suggestions to help me out here?

I've completed a second Golden Eye square for the Summer Squares project. This square was knit in Bendigo Woollen Mills 4 ply cotton using 4.5 mm needles. This square measures 35 x 35 cm and will form part of the blanket I intend to knit.

Friday, 26 June 2009

FO: Featherweight Cardigan

The Featherweight Cardigan is finished.

It's impossible to take decent photos these days. Everyday seems to be dull and overcast. But at least you'll get an idea of the cardi. I knitted this with Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 3 ply in Deep Pink on 3.5mm circular needles. My only modification was to knit the cuffs and border in moss stitch (seed stitch to some of you) instead of a K1, P1 rib.

I'm hooked on seamless cardigans. Only a few ends to weave in at the end and that's it!

Mary has led me into temptation. I've succumbed and I've joined Summer Squares.

Here is my first square. This is knitted in The Knittery 2 ply merino in Lavender (sadly no longer exists) with 3.5mm needles. My square measures 30 x 30 cm and will probably become a shawl. I have also started on a square in cotton which will become a blanket but more of that later.

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Turning Primroses into Dragonflies

I finished these socks this week and ever since I've been battling to get a decent photo. I think it must be the time of year.

The yarn is Primroses and the pattern is Dragonfly Socks. It's been a while since I've knitted cuff-down socks and I must confess I'm out of the habit. I think I might becoming a toe-up addict! Its a very easy pattern and the yarn is great to work with.

Before I went to Cairns I also manged to finish the Seamless Baby Kimono. It was going to be a traveling project but it knitted up so quickly that I finished it before we left. I used 4.00 mm circular needles and Spotlight Basics Merino. The only modifications I made was to add a little icord collar and I made icord ties rather than garter stitch ties. Its a terrific pattern.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Finally, a moment

We had a great holiday in Cairns and environs but since getting home on the weekend life has been a bit hectic. (Hopefully more about it all some time soon). This afternoon I finally have a little head space to be able to blog again. I wanted to share a few holiday snaps with you.

We had perfect weather the entire time we were there. Unfortunately I started the holiday with a nasty cold but managed to shake it off in time to really enjoy the second week of the holiday.

We got up close and personal with a few of the locals.

An Eclectus Parrot peering from her hidey hole.

A Silver-crowned Friarbird getting to know Bruce.

A Yellow Honeyeater took a fancy to Bruce's watch.

And a Major Mitchell Cockatoo thought his glasses were cool.

We had a room with a view.

And we had this swimming hole all to ourselves - it was fabulous.

No knitting content because I haven't had a chance to take any progress photos. Soon though because I have finished a couple of things.