Friday, September 25, 2015

Modern Miss


At least it wasn't too long between posts this time ;-)  Hope I can keep it going

A vintage pattern that my eldest granddaughter turns into a modern beauty.  Well at least I think so :-)  She is such a cutie

The yoke of this vintage pattern with 360 stitches in 3ply yarn with three different pattern changes!!!!!

And here she is :-)
The pattern is "Sweet Alice" from a vintage pattern book made from an unknown 3ply Superfine Wool Australia yarn

Have a wonderful day

Friday, September 18, 2015


Very, very, very long time between posts.  Sorry.
I thought I would try and see if I can get back to having my little say
Life has been busy with beautiful grandchildren to play with and lots of knitting for them :-)

So I will start with a few of the projects for them

My youngest granddaughter wearing a modified "Granny's Favourite" and "Suspension Bridge Booties" pattern made from the lovely, soft Bendigo Woollen Mills Milky Way

"Aussie Swing" made from an unknown cotton in my stash

I made this lovely "Aussie Swing" set for her when she was born.  Made from Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4ply.  Obviously, she is a little big for it now :-)))

Have a wonderful day and I hope I'm back soon

Friday, March 13, 2015


Hi everyone
Sorry, its been so very long between posts, but grandchildren are time consuming and so entertaining.
And I have three now :-)

Just popped in to share a new pattern from me
With my eldest granddaughter modelled and selfie :-)

This pattern reminded me of a vine growing with little flowers.
So I named it after an Australian plant - Wonga Wonga Vine

It is available in my Ravelry Store (see sidebar link) and my Etsy Store too (also on sidebar)

Hope you are all enjoying your children and grandchildren as much as I am :-)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Aussie Swing REVISITED

So if you have been around here for a while, you might remember my pattern "Aussie Swing" which is available both on Ravelry and Etsy.
Well I have been making a few changes -
Firstly there are now 4 sizes - 3-12mths, 1yr, 2yr  and 3yr
And I worked another lace pattern into the design

Worked in Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton - Glacier
Its so soft, love it
I'm really pleased with how well this fit into the pattern :-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Old is New :-) again

Ok, so once again another vintage pattern :-)
Hope your not tired of them yet ?????

This picture is from the pattern

and this photo is my version

and here is a close up of the pattern

This pattern is called "Treasure" and is available in my Etsy store
I can't wait to see my granddaughter in it.
It's perfect for those days when it turns just a little cool.  It is a cropped style
Yes, I couldn't wait.  I did try it on her. ;-)
 But the photo will be nicer in a lovely summer dress
More details can be found on my Ravely project
Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Another Vintage Pattern - Old is New Project

And my love affair with vintage patterns continues
It may have something with how cute my granddaughter looks in it as well :-)

It is worked in 3ply yarn and with 3mm needles.  Not something I usually use.  But I was lucky enough to have been gifted a cone of Superfine Australia 3ply crepe yarn, and it was the perfect colour for this project.  VBG
I do need to work on my knitting embroidery skills though :-(

But I love it!!!!!

And here is a very active 18mth old wearing it.  It's the best photo I could get :-)

If your interested, the pattern is available via my Etsy shop - here

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Vintage Baby Knits


So for the first time in a very long time, I am writing a post because .......

I have an urge to share my latest addiction with you!!!!

Vintage Baby Patterns

You would be amazed, when you look closely and search how "New" some of these patterns are.  Top-down, In-The-Round are all terms I thought were fairly recent - 10 years of so.  I love what I have found and then made in current yarns.

So I will share one with you

Its from Patons R26 Patons - Favourite Designs For Babies Reprinted
The pattern I first tried is called 'Cary'
It's top-down and the only seam is the sleeves.
But you can easily make it seamless
Here is my first attempt back in June 2012 and I was stash busting, hence the colour change

My second attempt was also in June 2012.  This time I used 5ply yarn and relevant needles to make it larger.  I also omitted the sleeves, as it was more for Spring/Summer

And my latest attempt..... well I decided to stick with the original design.  Except I didn't embroider the flowers ( I still need to fine tune my embroidery on knits)

I was really pleased with it :-)
How different has each project turned out
Amazing what different yarns, colours and a slight twist can do to a pattern
And all yarn used is from Bendigo Woollen Mills
The first and last one is 4ply Luxury and the second one is 5ply Classic
I will probably pop in from time to time to share more of my vintage projects
Bye for now


Sunday, February 16, 2014

My patterns

Not too sure if anyone is stilling dropping in around here :-) - me included  :-(
Time is just flying by
And I now find it difficult to write a post
The ones in my head are great
But then when I go to write, I feel that its not worthwhile typing   :-(
I just noticed that my Southern Star pattern has 98 projects from Ravellers!!!!
and Aussie Swing is at 42!!!!
Both patterns have links in my sidebar, if your interested
Just thought I had to say something
So donations are being made to Knit 4 Charities on a regular basis with sales of Aussie Swing
I am so chuffed

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dilemma answer

To those who wondered how I resolved my dilemma
Well - Baby Kina won
As we hoped that the rain would have called the cricket off, so we had other plans
Unfortunately, no rain where he played cricket
But the Kina is finished!!!
But with todays cooler weather and more rain, I'm wishing my Tappen Zee was finished!!!
Have a great day

Saturday, November 16, 2013


What do I take with me today while I sit and watch hubby play cricket - a lightweight & small, cotton Baby Kina OR my Tappan Zee, which is on the long stocking stitch body section ( Zee would probably keep me warm on this cool, rainy day) ?????