I offered to make my friend Erin some legwarmers as she was telling me how cold she gets up in Canada. Living in Australia as I do, I honestly don’t know what the cold feels like in lands such as Canada. I think our winter would be similar to a Canadian autumn! Anyway, I was happy to oblige, and finally got them finished and sent off. She sent me a photo of her wearing them and I’m so pleased she likes them!

Oh, and the pattern I used was this one from Going Everywhere.


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Posted by on March 8, 2015 in Uncategorized


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Another finished item and inkle stuffs!

Another finished project. Yay!

The armwarmers were done using this pattern:–loom and with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight, colourway 115 Blue Mist.

I made these for my good friend, Rian, and I’ll be making her a matching scarf as well, but after I do something else that needs to be done. Phew!



In other news, my dear friend Claire, to whom I gave the mini-inkle loom, did her first piece on it, and it came out really well. Take a look at the photo below–not too shabby eh? Pretty awesome!

2014 - 1

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


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It’s Finished!

Hurrah! I’ve finally finished the shawlette for Laura. Admittedly, I had to pause for a bit in order to try and start and finish arm warmers for Rian, but it just wasn’t possible to do that. I did about 60% of the arm warmers before Rian arrived for her weekend visit. I’ll have to post them out to her, probably with her Christmas present now.

Anyway, the shawlette. I realised while I was making it that I hadn’t gone the whole way around the loom. I was pretty annoyed at myself, because that had been the plan, and when I realised my error, I was about 45% into it and didn’t want to frog it and start again. So considering that, in the end, the finished project looked heaps better than I dared to hope. Mum was my shoulder model again, and I have to say, the shawlette worked out really nicely.

I used a mohair yarn for this one, the Kuka Yarns Magic Mohair in red/brown/tan (Rav link: and the pattern I used was the awesome large shawl pattern for the knifty knitter by H. S. Schulte, here:

So now, the photos!



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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


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It’s an update! Stop the presses!

It’s been a wee while since my last post. It’s not been a particularly good few months, after my father died, a lot of other things happened and subsequently, I haven’t really had the energy or the desire to do much of anything except sleep.

So this is just a quick update. My good friend Laura recently sent me a Mirrix loom, which is currently sitting by the entertainment unit. I’m not sure what I’ll make on it yet, but I will use it, oh yes. I also got a second inkle, which I think I posted about and told Claire, a good friend who is a spinner and weaver, that she could have my little one, and she was thrilled about that. I bought some more yarn, because I am weak and yarn is pretty. Still haven’t started the clapotis, though the loom and yarn are sitting here, judging me.

I did get some great photos from my friends with their finished products, though. You may recall that over the last summer, I was weaving a wrap for my friend Vayshti who currently lives in the UK. I expect she and her partner will be there for some time, though they’re coming back to Australia to visit friends and family in October, and I’m looking forward to catching up. Anyway, she sent me a photo of herself wearing the wrap I did for her, and here it is:


The next photo is from my dear friend Erin, and is of her new son with the hexagonal baby blanket that I wove for him. She’d shown the photo around to mutual friends and they all commented on the blanket, which did give me the warm fuzzies and show that yes, I’m making some nice stuff, so that’s much appreciated. Anyhoo, here’s the photo:

And that’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll have something more to post soon.

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Posted by on September 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


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New Toy!

New Toy!

At the Handspinners and Weavers Guild meeting on Saturday, I got myself a new toy–a new inkle loom. It needs a bit of TLC, but oh, it’s going to be awesome.

I also got some new yarn, because I am weak-willed when it comes to lovely yarn!

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Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Uncategorized



One Baby Blanket–Finished!

Yay! Finished and ready to send to my buddy for her soon-to-be-born baby. 



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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


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New Project.

I’ve started the baby blanket for Erin, take three. The first two go rounds I frogged for various reasons, and I’m not sad I did that now. The first one, the pattern was too hard for novice-me to follow, the second, the yarn was too thin, and now this one, the third, the yarn is just right! The pattern is Charity Windham’s hexagon baby blanket and Kristen at GoodKnitKisses has put up a VERY helpful loom-along vid on YouTube which has made this process SO much easier. Honestly, those vids are life savers. So I’m about a quarter into it, and I’m quite enjoying it. Here’s a photo of it in progress. The cat had *just* turned his head as I clicked, a nanosecond beforehand, he’d been sniffing at the loom, hahaha. 



I’m using Lion Brand Jiffy Thick and Quick yarn in Salem, and a cheap $2 blue I got from a shop down the road. The blue is 8 ply, so I’ve been using two strands at once to compliment the 12 ply chunky of the Lion yarn.

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Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Uncategorized


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