Friday, May 22, 2015

Selbu Modern - marine heather and mist

Latest creation:

Pattern: Selbu Modern by Kate Gagnon Osborn in Knit Picks Palette (marine heather and mist).

Spent a night in the Dandenongs for my birthday this week. The last of the splendid red leaves from a few weeks ago had turned brown, but still some lovely yellow highlights.

Lake at Alfred Nicholas
Thanks to gfxmonk for the images ^_^

Saturday, May 16, 2015


This month has been all about unicorns! Gifts for some very special babies - great fun to make.
Thanks to @kimtairi for the unicorn inspiration!

Pattern: Lil' Baby Unicorn by Rachel Hoe

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pinterest - dress sewing inspiration

When looking on as a non-logged in user, Pinterest has always frustrated me. Its gated preview (where you can temptingly see a board for a second, then are prompted to log in), and its dubious attribution, made me hesitate to join up. However I've finally given in, and have enjoyed gathering together a set of dresses to inspire sewing ideas.

It's certainly a useful tool for visually grouping inspiration, and storing associated links.

Now I just need to find some sewing patterns that match up with all my pictures... then actually sew things...

Follow Pixelated's board Dresses - Sewing inspiration on Pinterest.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Jigsaw socks

With my newest design project going along fairly well, this week I've taken a break and started some simple socks with some Heirloom Jigsaw yarn gifted to me by @pohmieathome ^_^
Colour 75 has long stretches of bright pink with dashes of purple - which I didn't feel went well with the other colours - so I am removing the pink sections as I go. I quite like the remaining combination - it seems beach-y.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mobius Mitts v1: featured projects 2014

To finish the year, I'm featuring some of the special projects that have sprung up for various patterns. It's so inspiring to see everyone's individual colour choices and creativity!
Today's pattern is Mobius Mitts v1
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 soj | sqwhirl

To see the full list of projects, visit Ravelry: 

Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 Christmas: Randiriel socks and baked treats

Happy Christmas everyone!

Hope everyone had some lovely celebrations. It was great to see the new Christmas Tree TARDIS projects   springing up over December.

I only managed one gift-knit this year - some Randiriel socks for my Mum. They fit! Hooray!

Pattern: Randiriel socks by Alexandra Wiedmayer (travelling cables variation)

Sock knitting is becoming more enjoyable over time - and I love the look and process of knitting patterns with travelling cables.

For this pattern, the heel and toe are not provided. I am still a little unfamiliar with heels so used the heel from the Rick socks.

For Christmas celebrations we also baked some almond fingers (below), baklava, and cherry slice for family gatherings, and some Pumpkin, sage and ricotta lasagna for Christmas dinner with my family.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dairing DL-2 linen

I dropped in to Dairing (Teresa Dair's unique fibre and knitwear studio) yesterday at lunchtime, and discovered a 20% off sale. Hooray!

I had a birthday voucher to spend, so I picked up some DL-2 linen to play with. Couldn't wait to play with it, so did a little swatching on my train ride home. It's a very interesting texture. I'm going to wash the swatch now and see if it ends up more drapey, or if it continues to hold its shape.

Exciting to play with some new fibres - so many possibilities!

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