Thursday, 6 October 2016



I've recently been seeing a few items that have captured my interest lately.
Fair Isle / Stranded knitting
The colours!!!
The patterns!!!
Oh my!!!

I have tried it before, but at that time I did not understand the skill level involved in such beautiful work.  My projects turned out well and had a fair amount of wear.  Sorry, but no photos to show that skill.

But I thought I would start again - as a beginner and actually try knitting the colours with two hands.  One doing my normal 'throw' method and the other using 'continental' style.
Now normally I cannot do continental, but for some reason I find it relatively relaxing when using two yarns - go figure

So here are some of my latest creations - be kind please, still learning

This one I am not parting with.
It fits and actually suits me when wearing it.
Hats & me don't usually go together.
So this one is a keeper
And those sheep - love

Pandamonium - more challenging for me than Baa-ble.  Forgive the wonky eye

And this one I adapted from the book "Aussie Fair" - Poss

Most of these will be off to one of this months Knit4Charities charities.
It's been a great stash-busting exercise and I think will continue for a while.  
So many lovely patterns and ideas are out there

Have a wonderful week

Friday, 16 September 2016

Vintage Baby Pattern

Hi everyone

Here is the my latest finished baby outfit
I did adapt it, as it was turning out way to big for my needs - NB-3mths
But I love, love, love the way it turned out

Yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills Wool/Cotton 4ply (found in the back room) - wish this was available in their online store :-(
Details can be found here

And this is the original pattern
Much larger, lace is on the yoke too

Btw - the pattern is top-down :-)

Have a wonderful weekend :-)

Friday, 9 September 2016

A Spring feel Boronia

A Spring feel to this little Boronia cardigan
It will be off to the Knit4Charitites for a Pregnant Young Parents Support this month

Pattern available here or check the links to the right

Have a wonderful Spring weekend!!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Vintage Baby Vest

My latest project is this very cute vintage baby vest
Absolutely love it!!!
I'm having a bit of a re-love affair with the faithful feather-n-fan pattern lately
I think my Nan is having a bit of a nudge here, from way up there :-)

My project notes are here

Pattern is available here

It will a perfect little summer top by itself
Or can be worn over a tee
For Sale here at Made For Little Ones

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Another Boronia :-)

Hi :-)

The 3 month version of Boronia is off the needles :-)
It is worked in yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills backroom.  
A beautifully soft 5ply, in a colour which is a little hard to capture.
But I think the photo is very close

And here is all three versions of Boronia worked in different weights of yarn and size needles - 4ply Baby Blossom, 5ply Purple-Pink and 8ply Tanzanite

Pattern is available in my Ravelry store or on Etsy (links in side bar)

Have a wonderful weekend