A quick update

I’m sorry for the silence on the blog lately, there has been SO much happening around the house that honestly I haven’t had a chance to even remember to write let along get anything made.

I did get this gorgeous little Tane knitted for Ali though, knitted up in Pumpkin luxury wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills. This is one of my favourite little short sleeved jumpers to make. Perfect for layering when the weather starts to cool

Tane

Tane

 

I have also cast on and had to frog a Western Hills Blanket a few times… The first time because the kids messed up my counting, the second because I accidentally pulled the needle out of the work and the third because I was using the DK instructions for my Worsted yarn ARGHHHH

Try number 4 will be attempted today if I can get a chance!

I’m using these gorgeous mini skeins from Candy Apple Lane to make it. I have 2 sets of 7 approximately 20g skeins here to start with and another 4 on order from her. If that’s not enough i’ll get more made πŸ˜› They’re such delightfully bright and cheerful colours so it’ll be worth the investment. I’m going to make it in the cot blanket/throw size.

Candy Apple Lane

Candy Apple Lane

Ive made some progress on Mister Elias’s Charlie vest, though it’s slow going because I rarely think to knit it. And my sky blanket has been put onto the back burner for some time ( I don’t know why )

Does anyone else find they swing back and forth through projects like I do ?

Well…… I’ll TRY not to cast anything else on for a while…

Unless it’s a scarf……. hehe

Gorgeous new delights

I have over the past couple of weeks had the delivery of a few delicious yarns. Some were updates on Facebook that I just could NOT go past so had to have them. 1 lot is a custom order from Lanie at Forest Hill Hand Dyed Yarn on Facebook who by the way NOW has her own Etsy shop πŸ˜‰ I will explain them all to you. *loves them*

The following balls of deliciousness are a custom order with Lanie. I am so much in love with them. The photo of Aqua sky doesn’t truly represent it’s beautiful colours.

I sent Lanie photo’s of gorgeous skies and Autumn leaves to recreate for me and I am so thrilled with the results !

The Inspiration ...

The Inspiration …

The result

The result

The Inspiration

The Inspiration

The Result...

The Result…

The Inspiration...

The Inspiration…

The Result...

The Result…

And Finally …

The Inspiration...

The Inspiration…

The result. GORGEOUS !!

The result. GORGEOUS !!

Isn’t Lanie TALENTED !! I adore them so much =D

This next photo is beautiful wool from Kelly Casanova, She had an update on Facebook and I couldn’t stop myself πŸ˜›

Gorgeous colours.

Gorgeous colours.

I also bought 2 Balls each of 4ply, 8ply and 10ply in cream wool at Bendigo Woollen Mills to try and dye up myself with some natural colourings. I bought some beautiful primary colours in Natural food dyes and when the kids give me some moments I will attempt some myself. So exciting !!

The blank canvas for my pleasure ;)

The blank canvas for my pleasure πŸ˜‰

I know I was very naughty and I’d love to say I won’t buy any more but that’d be a lie πŸ˜›

I did just buy two more hahaha but they are not here yet πŸ˜›

Here they are… Once again from the lovely Lanie at Forest Hill Hand Dyed Yarn. I bought both skeins of 4ply in Mandarin. Since Orange is my favourite colour I couldn’t NOT buy them could I hehe

omg ! these colours make me sooooo happy !

omg ! these colours make me sooooo happy !

 

and that’s it from me πŸ˜›

I’ve almost finished knitting up a beautiful cowl in some gorgeous yarn bought from Toomuc Valley Yarn I will show you soon.

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Mahunga Hat

To go with the little Cardi I made from Ali in the In Three’s Pattern, I made also a sweet little Mahunga hat. I know I should of used a different brim but I prefer the ease in the ribbed hat brims. Especially on little newborn soft heads. I love this hat pattern and I have made a few of these now. And since I mastered the blanket stitch I love it even more.

Again I used the delicious Moonstone Stellar yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills for it.

Mahunga

Mahunga

In Three’s Cardigan

I am so much in love with the In Three’s Cardigan that I thought i’d make my little man another one. You can see a couple more that I have made in this link HERE. This time I used the delicious Stellar yarn from Bendigo Woollen mills in the colour Moonstone. This is so fluid like to knit with, it really flies off of the needles. And it has a gorgeous lustre that I havent seen in yarn before. It is made from 50% wool and 50% bamboo so you can just imagine for yourself how soft and gorgeous it is.

In Three's. No buttons as yet.

In Three’s. No buttons as yet.

In Three's

Baby Bunwarmers

The name of this pattern drew my attention straight away. It just sounds SO CUTE !!

I bought this pattern on Ravelry.com HERE for $5

The wool I chose to use was a lovely DK luxury yarn from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

Photo from ravelry.com

Photo from ravelry.com

 

And my attempt.

Not bad for a first baby pant knit !!

Not bad for a first baby pant knit !!

It was a very simple pattern and really it was perfect for my first attempt. There are a few more I am thinking to try soon instead of this one. But I DO like the fact that the ribbing is what keeps it on baby and not a cord tie. That’s nice, it’s so flexible and soft which i’m sure will be comfy.

Maybe you can give it a go and show me your work too.