Friday, 18 December 2015

A quick update

As most people are probably as busy as I am at this time of year, I will just make this a quick update.  Can't show everything, just in case ;-)

A little top/dress for GD2 to match her beautiful blue eyes :-)
Pattern - Bendigo Woollen Mills PT 8416 (Inspiring name - not)
Yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton
Details here

Again for GD2
Pattern - Olearia by Tiki
Yarn - Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton

A little sewing too

This set is for GD1 :-)
She did manage to score a few other skirts before gifting - hahaha (pattern is from various sources on the net including Threading My Way)

I made the hair clips too to finish off the set

Are you all ready for the festivities?
We celebrate on Sunday to make it easier with all their families they have to visit

Grandchildren make it so much fun
I have been enjoying singing "Rudolph" and "Santa Claus is coming to town" etc

Hope you all have those who are near and dear to you to visit and share time with
And for those who are so far away :-( send a lot of cyber love 
(I have three in this category and miss them like crazy)

Monday, 30 November 2015

Aussie Baby Blanket

An update on the ripple baby blanket I was making.

I was originally planning to take my time with this blanket.  Think about the family and baby it was being made for, who are overseas.  Lots of love and cuddles being put into each stitch.

But due to unforeseen circumstances, I was given 24 hours notice that they were having to make a quick trip to Australia for only a few days.

So my fingers, arms and brain went into overdrive.  If I could get it finished, it would save me postage (about $50) and stress, worrying that this special gift would make it to its destination.

So 48 hours later and totally exhausted ......

My details here on Ravelry

Washed out look.  Sorry no sunshine photos

Note my "Made with love from Grandma" ;-)

So lucky that this is an almost brainless project
Pattern is from Meetmeatmike's
And is called Cheery Wave Ripple

Yarn used, is of course, Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Cotton. (Link in side panel)
In the shades of Kiwi, Latte, and Daffodil

Hope your having a great day

Monday, 23 November 2015

Somethings don't change

Sorry for the intermittent posts.  
Despite my idea of trying to get back to posting at least once a week-ten days, life seems to be passing by at breakneck speed, and now its over three weeks.

So I'll check my photos to see what I have been up to ...

A few pairs of these for my Made For Little Ones Shop

These pair of booties as a challenge from my local Knit4Charity Knit&Natter from this pattern ....

and, for the first time, really disliked making booties.
Project was too fussy and difficult to seam up for me to enjoy

And started this .... 

... for a new grandchild due early next year.
My fourth!!!!!  (vbg)

This blanket has a very long way to travel.
Close to a mile for every stitch

Hope you are all having a great week and are prepared for Santa :-)

Friday, 30 October 2015

Yummy yarn

Quick post to share a project I made with a new yarn in Australia

Cleckheaton Superfine Australian Merino Wool - patterns & colours here

It is divine to work with and so soft.  
Sadly it is definitely a luxury.  
But sometimes we have to do these things to support our local farmers ;-)

Cardi is, of course, Aussie Swing (available on Ravelry and Etsy) and Booties are Acqua e menta - my project link

I just popped this set into my little shop - Made For Little Ones

Have a great weekend :-)

Monday, 12 October 2015

I succumbed ........

Hello to those who are still popping in and saying hello.
I was surprised to read comments on the post after such a long gap between posts.  But they made me very happy - Thank you

So what have I succembed to?????


For years I have admired all those pretty socks that others have made.  But I could not understand as to why to knit socks???  They aren't expensive and there are so many types out there.
And if I am being honest, they scared me a little.  Especially with all I have read.

But I decided to challenge myself and try something new and find out what all the Yahoo is about hand-knit socks.
So with all I have read, and knowing myself, I decided to knit two-at-a-time so as not to suffer from 2nd sock syndrome :-).
I also prefer to knit booties from the bottom up, so of course its toe-down for these.

Amazingly enough, after one tiny hiccup, I found Judy;s Magic Cast On easy!!!!
And I am so enjoying knitting these - no rush, in my own time

But I wonder if they will fit :-)

Pattern is The Time Traveller on Ravelry - my project notes are here

Have a great day

Friday, 25 September 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, 18 September 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, 13 March 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 :-)