Category Archives: yarn

A touch of dyeing

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog as I try and put the house back together after KCW. Bathrooms have been scrubbed, floors vacuumed and mopped. To be honest, it was all quite overdue and I’m glad to … Continue reading

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Biting the cables bullet

I have a habit of getting into a crafting rut – making the same thing, over and over (case in point – my love of the in threes baby cardigan). Every now and again, I go out on a limb. … Continue reading

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Rainbow cardi: yet another in threes

A friend of a friend, my hairdresser is having her second baby in November. She is fantastic and, even though I don’t see her nearly often enough, I adore her. This girl is into pin-ups and is a lovely colourful … Continue reading

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A cute set for some cute siblings

Some dear friends welcomed a cute baby boy into their family recently. Given I was also running really late with his big sister’s first birthday present, his arrival presented me with an irresistible opportunity to knit a sibling set. Both … Continue reading

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Ripples

This blanket was a gift for a wee little girl. I started working on it the day I found out that her mamma was having a she, not a he….all the way back in May! While the blanket and I … Continue reading

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Harriet

Harriet joined our family this weekend. A birthday gift to Elena from my grandmother, she hails from Latvia. We bought her from Antonia’s Wonderland Inhabitant on Etsy. I adore Waldorf (Steiner) dolls and wish I had the time to try … Continue reading

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A big week and a Granny’s Favourite

We’ve had a big week here in the ruth plus two household. We’ve had a second birthday, a business trip (not me, obviously), two little ones finishing courses of antibiotics, grandparents here to stay (thank goodness for Grandma and Granddad), … Continue reading

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In threes, in lake

I’m happy to report I’ve finished my first birthday present, in threes in lake. I won’t write much because I’ve written about this pattern before. As always, it was a smooth and easy knit. My biggest difficulty was finding the … Continue reading

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Woollies for Tassie

It seems that Australia is ravaged equally by fires and floods each summer, and I feel helpless each year watching footage of those who have lost almost everything. During January, a number of Tasmanian communities were affected by severe bushfires. … Continue reading

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Latte baby vertebrae on the way

There’s not much knitting happening here. I’m trying, but it’s hard to juggle a floppy, milk-drunk newborn and a pair of circular knitting needles! I’ve cast on a newborn sized Baby Vertebrae for Hugo in Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8ply … Continue reading

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