Thursday, June 23, 2011


Back from the Sydney craft quilt fair.  Tired, sore feet, more projects to do but happy.
Enjoyed the quilts...Dear Jane's seem to be plentiful.
Bought more than I needed (which would have been nothing but then I should have stayed home) but not too much.
Pretty yarn, just a tad of fabric, a birthday book for mum.  That would be about it. 

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Recipe for a warm neck!

Cold & wintry here...lots of neck warming required.   Inspired by similiar crochet cowls at Calico &Ivy decided to knit one....*

Take one ball of Kidsilk Haze in a mushroomy colour & one rather spesh hank of Koigu...this one was nice & earthy with greys & browns.

Cast on 101 stitches on 8 mm circular needle with one strand of each of the yarns.  Join these stitches as you knit one row in the round...I twisted the stitches so as to end up with a twisted cowl.  Did I do this on purpose?  Maybe!!
Keep knitting in moss stitch (1 purl 1 plain) until yarn is nearly used up.  Cast off loosely.  Quite a bit of KSH is left over...

Enjoy the warmth :)

* It is especially satisfying to complete & wear a project inside 5 days when I have so so many other things on the go that just go very slowly!
And I would like to put more time into learning to crochet one day...when I have more time...but not this week!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Down Under DQS

The DQS stands for doll quilt swap..just in case you were unaware.  I decided to join this swap as i love the idea of making quilts but often start & never finish.....well hopefully one day!
Anyway here is one I finished lately.  It has now been received by it's new owner prosestitch.  I posted it on a cold & rainy night..
..which is also when this photo was taken.  The photo isn't as good as it could be.  Prosestitch has a better one.

About the same time there was post for me.  A delightful package from aunty cookie.

This little quilt will fit perfectly in a little spot above my sewing machine in the corner of my bedroom near a yellowy aboriginal dot painting I have.  Thank you Aunty Cookie!!  I love all it's pleaty grey & yellow goodness. 
It was fun doing a DQS, definitely be up for another one some day!  Thanks Kate for your organisational prowess :)