Monday, 18 November 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, 16 November 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) ?????

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Made For Little Ones

Hi everyone
Or anyone who may still be reading  :-)
I know, very long time with no blog posts
My reasons (excuses if you prefer) are -
  • Charity knitting for Knit 4 Charites
  • Gorgeous grandchildren, who are total time-wasters (Love It)  :-)
  • orders for my little online shop "Made For Little Ones"
  • everyday life   :-(
Now, my little shop has another online presence - Facebook. 
Look for "Made For Little Ones" or click on the link.
So, if your on Facebook, pop on over and have a little look. 
Maybe even "Like" my page and enter the competition giveaway

I'm getting ready for summer with some delicious home-made all-natural ice creams & gelato's.  Having a lot of fun experimenting.
Here is my first test - Strawberry & Nut Gelato  - mmmmmm
 Sorry, no photo, my computer is not co-operating
You'll have to take my word that is WAS absolutely delicious

Friday, 21 June 2013


For all the knitters out there

Check out Google's home page


It's now the 'New' idea for advertising, it seems

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Aussie Swing modified

A chance question from a member of Knit4Charities
A Granddaughter too big for Mummy's favourite cardigan
Lots and lots of thinking and pondering
And here it is .......
An Aussie Swing Jumper
Totally reversible
Although I prefer the look of the buttons at the front
Can't wait to see Granddaughter in it
Details here
Of course its Bendigo Woollen Mills yarn. 
A mix of wool and cotton in 4ply
But from the back room
And I love it!!!
Just wish this was available online :-(

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Knit 4 Charities Web Store

I would like to share a link with you for a group I belong to
Volunteers from round Australia, and a few overseas
Who knit, crochet, sew ...... absolutely any crafts
All crafting materials are supplied by the volunteers
And their projects are donated to charities within Australia
Occasionally, in special times, we support overseas charities too.

The group has a web store to help raise a small amount of money to offset a little of the postage costs.
Once a month a draw is held, and a few lucky donators receive a Australian Post Pak

These Post Paks come in very handy, sending our donations around Australia

Pop on over and have a look

BTW - the charity is not-for-profit

Monday, 20 May 2013


A long time between posts
With a new granddaughter to play with, time flies by  :-)

Just thought I would share another Aussie Swing project with everyone.
Actually have had to make this set twice so far.
Seems the new Mums love the colour & the style

Pattern - Aussie Swing (cardi)
Sourball (bonnet)

And granddaughters version

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Crafting Mistakes or Errors

I read this a long time ago and really loved it
So I thought I would share

One mistake means you love the recipient,
Two mistakes is humility,
Three or more mistakes is a design feature!!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Yarn Advertising

Hi everyone

Anyone notice the new Target ad and all the Yarn Bombed Trees!!!!
And then the ABC ad that created knitted and unravelled people???

Seems Yarn is having its day!!!   Yeah!

Btw - personally I am not a fan of yarn bombing. I prefer to make functional items for people or animals

But anything that gives publicity for yarn is great in my book

Have a great yarn day!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

More Swing :-)

Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton - Blush

More Aussie Swing
Now with long-sleeves

Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton - Sky