Birthday knitting

11 07 2014

A friend is celebrating a significant birthday today. N’aw.

I knitted her a very special shawl in the most beautiful silk in a stunning deep orange colouring.

lovely shawl

lovely shawl

Happy birthday M!


  • yarn: DyeforYarn 15ply (fingering weight) mulberry silk
  • colour: Passing Leaf Storm
  • Sugared Violets‘ by Rose Beck
  • my Ravelry project is here


6 07 2014

In a regular review of all things delicious on Etsy, I loved this little group of colours:

yarn deliciousness

yarn deliciousness

I adore the names given to these yarns!

Who’d have thought?

4 05 2014

I like to make beanies for Canteen from yarn leftover from other projects.

I thought I’d put these two colours together, not expecting them to work.

But they did.

crazy stripes

crazy stripes

Who’d have thought.


3 04 2014

A selection from the yarn stash … such deliciousness …

What to make? What to make?



Told you things may get all knit-xplosion around here!


29 03 2014

Knitting. I love it.

Especially knitting a gift.

gift knitting

gift knitting

Without the studio, it is a distinct possibility that there will be a knit-craft-explosion in this home.

Update (31st March): oh oopsies, I bet you’re just busting to know the details of this project:


8 03 2014

I spent a lovely time at the NGV International today colouring wooden beads with my friend and her delightful daughter … we made necklaces as part of the workshop situated in the Meredith Turnbull exhibit.

triangle bead 1

triangle bead 1

We added our triangular piece to the wall of others … while little Miss proudly wore her blue square masterpiece home (after dancing outrageously fantastically in the room with the lights on the floor, behind the gold doors).

I like stripes

13 01 2014

I’ve mentioned before I don’t much like triangles.

Though I do like stripes.

I think I like them because they’re orderly, controlled, clean, minimalist … even the not-so-parallel-straight-stripes are cool.

the inside of my new pullover

the inside of my new pullover

I like other shapes too, but perhaps more on that another time.