Saturday, May 12, 2012


Hmmm... It's a little dusty around here...

Well, here I am blogging again after nearly three years. I'll start with a finished object - the Bear Beanie. It's a pattern from Wendy and uses their Merino Chunky. I did modify the pattern because it had you knit the muzzle separately and then sew it in place which made no sense to me so I knit it intarsia. I think it's mega-cute!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tour de Fleece

Week 2 of the Tour saw me spin my first 4ply yarn. It was fun! The fibre is Shetland from Southern Cross Fibre in 'Koala'. It's about DK-ish weight, 105g and 174m.


Next up on the wheel is some more SCF this time Polwarth in 'Adelaide'. My home town brilliantly brought to life with fibre and dye!


Sunday, July 05, 2009

Tour De Fleece

Yes, it's that time of year again. Men in tight lycra are touring France and I am spinning for the Tour de Fleece.

I started really well yesterday and spun and plied 4oz of Spunky Eclectic May 09 club fibre - Romney in 'Pansy'.
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Today I have hardly spun at all... I started some Southern Cross Fibre Shetland in 'Koala'. The fibre demanded to be next in the spinning list by leaping off the stash pile and attacking me.
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It's great to be spinning again, it's been a looooong time...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

My New Idea

I've decided to do some occasional posts about my commute to my new job in Oxford and my explorations of Oxford itself. It's such a fascinating place!

Where better to start than with my view each morning...


Will the train ever come? ;-)

Sunday, June 28, 2009


Hard to believe I know, but I have two finished items this week!

First up is the Lace Mist Scarf. I completed this on my journey in to work on Tuesday and then had nothing to knit on the way home. Bad project management or what? This was knit from one 25gm ball of Crystal Palace Kid Merino 'Blueberries-Grapes' on 3.75mm needles. It was a quick knit with an easily memorised pattern.

Details on Ravelry.

Second is a pair of plain socks. My usual non-pattern of 68 stitches on 2.25mm dpns with the toe knit on 2mm dpns. I knit about a third of the leg of the second sock, turned the heel and knit the foot down to the toe in just two days worth of commuting.

Details on Ravelry.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Scarves And Commutes

A quick update this week. Not much has been done because I've been really tired when I've got home each day from my new job. (I love it, by the way!)

One thing I have discovered is that hour long train commutes are very good for knitting progress!

My commute project at the moment in the Mist Lace Scarf. It was 15 inches long last weekend and is now 34 inches long! I can get three repeats of the lace pattern done comfortably on the journey. I could do more but it would mean stopping partway through a repeat and my aged brain has trouble remembering where I stopped. ;-)


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

And Mother Nature has put on a perfect display. With sunshine!