15 @ 40 // day twelve

Knitting has been a part of my creative life since I was younger than my own children are now. I have fond memories of going on holiday to our usual spot at the coast, and our first stop would always be BigW for some holiday goodies. Back then, we didn’t have a BigW in our town, and it was a […]

…blogtober day 7 :: linarii progress…

Never once have I managed to pack a realistic amount of craft projects for travel. Going for a month? Need a full crate. Going for a weekend full of events? Three projects minimum. A week in the city? Well, let’s try and be realistic – two projects, the iPad to draw with, three podcast episodes to edit, daily blog posts…and […]

on false starts and finished cowls

A month or two ago, I blogged about my frustrations with a cowl I was knitting. I was thinking out loud about whether I give up, or embrace the imperfection and push on. In the end, I decided to frog the cowl and start again. I knew if it was annoying me at that stage, it would annoy me even […]

The Aussie WIP Wednesday

A month or so back, a little offer popped up in my Facebook feed.Get $10 off any order over $25 at Suzy Hausfrau. I’m pretty sure the speed with which I hit “get offer” would have broken land speed records. Then of course, the problem was what to get. I fell down the rabbit hole of pretty yarn, and my […]

A finish and a fail for Friday.

So, that cowl, hey? The one I’ve been working on for ages. That I frogged at least twice. That I was mega excited about? It doesn’t fit. Wonderful. It does, however, look fabulous on my 2 year old. It’s just the right pink for her colouring, and it fits. I think it was a combination of some dodgy tension, possibly […]

{take flight} The Kayscha Cowl

  It’s so nice to see this little beauty made with yarn from Kayscha (hence the name – thought with Miss Car coming to my rescue with some extra to finish it off, it may shortly need to be renamed that Kayscha Car Cowl!) finally taking shape – it’s been started more than once, so I’m very excited to see […]

third time’s the charm

It must be getter colder, judging my the number of yarn crafts I’ve been blogging about! I first posted about my plan to make a cowl for myslef from this very pretty yarn (a gift from Kayscha at quilt camp 2011) this time last year. I was wavering on whether to frog it, or include the faults as “character”. In […]