Category Archives for Knitting
A new job means less time to knit…
I recently rejoined the full-time workforce after nine years at home, keeping my hand in with some freelance work while I raised my kids. With Mr C only a year off double digits though, it seemed like the right time … Continue reading
My little girl was recently lucky enough to have this beautiful poppy dress sent to her from a friend in the south of France. She absolutely adores it and has wanted to wear it all the time, even though the … Continue reading
Real life knitting
There is fantasy knitting – the sort of pieces that you aspire to, that intrigue you with their construction, beguile you with lace and/or cable patterns, or tantalise you with colour – and then there is knitting reality. The reality … Continue reading
Here it is, my beautiful Flukra. I cast off last night, a couple of minutes before 11pm, after just eight days of knitting. This has been one of the most enjoyable knitting experiences I have had so far. I bought … Continue reading
And she’s off!
I’m not what you’d call a joiner, particularly when it comes to sports. And while I have been known to watch the occasional Olympic opening ceremony (when it’s been televised at a convenient time) or World Cup grand final (ditto), … Continue reading
If sunshine were a beanie…
…this is what it would look like. I don’t think it’s possible to describe how much I love this hat. It’s soft and squishy and it makes me smile.
Isn’t this the most perfectly happy colour ever? Instead of being slightly chilly but dry and sunny, this winter seems to have been one long wet season, punctuated with occasional glimpses of a watery sun. Looking at what I’ve been … Continue reading
That’s more like it!
After a week of constant rain, the sun decided to peek out from behind the clouds this afternoon, so we headed down to Manly to have fish and chips for lunch. While enjoying the sunshine on the pier, my darling … Continue reading
Be careful what you wish for…
I frequently wish that we lived somewhere colder. Some of this is knit-related — it would be nice not to have people wonder why I need to knit so many jumpers when the temperature only drops below 20 degrees Celcius … Continue reading
Since the recent post where I outed myself as a serial WIP-er, I have been making a gargantuan attempt to actually finish some projects. Funnily enough, it’s paid off! Three of the sweaters that were on the needles are now … Continue reading