Friday, December 14, 2018

Little Square

I have had such trouble with this square and have restarted a few times.  It's just a simple knit/purl pattern, mind mush be wandering.  Makes me worry for when I get to the more difficult squares.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christmas Tree

It is a very wet morning here in Melbourne, so here is some sunshine on the Christmas Tree.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Little Squares


I'm not sure what project to make at the moment, so while I think I started knitting all the little samples in this lovely book by Wendy Bernard.  Fittingly I am using a Japanese yarn Ito which is silk and very fine, I am knitting on 1.5mm needles.
Yesterday I cleaned the craft room from top to bottom and did a bit of de-stashing along the way.  I'm hoping the clear craft room will mean clear head.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Chai Snowballs

Made these biscuits yesterday, a Martha Stewart recipe, not the prettiest of backed goods, but quite tasty and very Christmassy in flavour.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Some Shirt Sewing


I sewed a shirt yesterday.  It has been awhile since I have sewn anything and that didn't go so well.  There are a few problems with the shirt, but that is due to my skills, which can be sorted with practice.  I like the fabric but it has turned out to be a little heavy in the end, not the summer shirt I was hoping for, more a mid-season shirt.  I will make another in some lighter fabric, but I think I will wear this first to see if I like the style on.  I bought the pattern at Can Do Books.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Green Tea Monster


I have made a little monster to go in the lid of a Moccona coffee jar lid.  He is for my son to store his tea.  I can share it before he receives it because he doesn't look at my posts, but shhhh, don't tell him.
The little monster is crocheted, hands, arms and legs are wrapped wire, plaited hair, and a lovely cup for tea.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Happy Anniversary


Today is Piers and my 34th wedding anniversary.  The photo is from our engagement party.
I received a lovely gift this morning of a couple of spinning spindles.  The one on the right I have never seen that type before, a bit of research required.  Thank you Piers, love you lots and lots. xx

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Card

I think it is safe to share these now, they have been delivered. The Christmas card I made this year is a little reindeer who tilts his head. I was going to make a pop up card then saw the pulley system and went with that.
I made a little video of the card moving but Blogger won't let me post videos, so here is a link to my Facebook page:

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Tree



Our tree went up and the decorations came out at the weekend.  Our tree is a mix of hand made and bought decorations.  Most of them have a story of where they came from.  I haven't seen the big gnome for a couple of years.  He was on top of a gnome tree in the window of Can Do Books in 2016.  He looks very nice topping our piano.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Second Blackberry Solar Dye Pot

I didn't another solar dye pot using blackberries, this time with an extra punnet.  The weather was a little better last week, so it got a bit of sun here and there.  I didn't move or tip the big jar around once I put the ric rac and yarn in, hence the lighter and darker colours in the yarn, darker at the bottom of the jar.  The yarn and ric rac on the right is the first dye pot.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Greek Dessert

Last night's dessert:   Bougatsa Parcels.  Filo pastry with custard-like, hint of lemon and orange interior.  Next time I will make them smaller and cook them slightly longer, but these ones were delicious all the same.

Little Square

I have had such trouble with this square and have restarted a few times.  It's just a simple knit/purl pattern, mind mush be wandering...