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