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Legwarmers!

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: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shelly-fingerless-mitts–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!

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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!

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Posted by on November 17, 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:

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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:

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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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Finished Wrap.

FINALLY! LOL! I finished the wrap I started last October for a friend for Christmas. It took me so long due to moving and then we had the heatwave from hell and there’s really no joy to be had in doing anything when your days are 40oC/114oF *every day* and the nights aren’t much cooler. There were also a lot of awful bush fires, which had the whole country worried, but finally there was a cool change which brought *lots* of rain. We went from one extreme to the other in 24 hours–hot and awful then pouring with rain and flooding. Talk about four seasons in one day! 

 

Anyway, I finished the wrap. To recap. I used the stitch work of the pattern Oz Twisted Beanie and that was the base for the stitch work for the wrap. I used the long straight Knifty Knitter loom and the yarn I worked with was a James C. Brett DK Marble in colourway #9. I’m very pleased with how it worked out. I used an entire ball for the fringe, so if you’re going to do a similar piece, keep that in mind. I used two strands of yarn, folded in half for each fringe. I can’t tell you how long they were, as I used my inkle loom as a way to measure out the yarn strands for the fringe, so just go with what you feel is right. 

 

And now, pictures! One finished wrap!

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Here’s the blocking process, pinned to a towel on the breakfast bar. It worked!

 

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Close up of the stitch work during the blocking stage. 

 

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The finished piece, fringe and all Yay!

 

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Detail of the finished piece.

 

So there we go. All finished, chalked up as done. Basically?

 

It’s a wrap. (I couldn’t resist!)

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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