Category Archives: yarn

Speed knitting

A gorgeous girl turned one this week. She lives in Tasmania so I don’t see her and her mother, my friend, much at all. Imagine my surprise when I got a text earlier in the week that her mum would … Continue reading

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Some more dyeing

What’s it like in your neck of the woods? Winter has definitely arrived in Canberra – it’s freezing and good weather for hibernating on the couch with some knitting. I took some annual leave from work this week to get … Continue reading

Posted in Etsy, hand dyeing, random, yarn | 2 Comments

Blogs and the beanie I just don’t like

Blogs are a funny thing. You write whatever occurs to you, and other people read it if it takes their fancy. It seems impermanent and fleeting – but it’s really not. I’m conscious that what I write will be online … Continue reading

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A family long weekend

We had a long weekend this weekend to celebrate Canberra Day. My parents are visiting so everything’s a bit crazy and we’ve been getting up to all sorts of things which are not remotely blog-worthy. Dad and I constructed some … Continue reading

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A Hudson hat for Elena

When Elena saw I’d finished a hat for Hugo, she wanted in on the action. Luckily, I started this Hudson hat way back in November. I had all the knitting done, all that was left was to make the tassel … Continue reading

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A warm head for Hugo

Reading northern hemisphere knitting blogs during the Australian summer prompts some odd behaviour. I recently spied the garter ear flap hat pattern on the gorgeous Purl Bee. How could I resist? Elena is the most frequent recipient of my knitted … Continue reading

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KCW makes so far

This has been a bit of a funny KCW. Things have been rather busy, and stinking hot. I’ve been sewing in the evenings – I’ve managed my one hour a day, but not much more! It feels like it’s all … Continue reading

Posted in clothes for children, Kid's Clothes Week, knitting, Made by Rae, sewing, stash, yarn | 8 Comments