Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wandering the Moor

Wandering the Moor is blocked and finished and I am wearing it as I type. Love it. The yarn is so soft and it blocked to a great size, not too small and not too big. I treated myself to some blocking wires as I can see myself using them a lot in the future. More details on ravelry.

After winter returned at the start of the week it was lovely to have sun today and be out in the garden.

Perth Upmarket

Perth Upmarket is on this Sunday at UWA. I will be in my usual spot in the Undercroft. Come and say hi!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I'm Reading

I have just started reading Buried Treasure by Victoria Finlay. I read Colour - Travels through the Paintbox a few years ago and loved it. I didn't want it to end. They are a travel, history, sociology book all rolled into one. My idea of a perfect book.
I am also reading, well drooling, over these. My sister recently sent me The Free Range Cook by Annabel Langbein and the new updated South East Asian Food by Rosemary Brissenden. When I saw Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at home I had to get a copy. Y.U.M.

Monday, September 26, 2011

What to do with left over sock yarn #1

Tangled earphones can drive me a little crazy so I thought I would give this a go.
Easy Peasy even for the slightly crochet challenged such as myself. I think it took about an hour and a little bit of left over sock yarn. Ravelled here.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt

There were yummy cheap strawberries in the shop this week and Grace requested frozen yoghurt. I used this recipe and it is good. Even the people in my house who apparently only eat ice-cream not yoghurt loved it. I used 2/3 cup sugar, but next time I think I would only use 1/3 to 1/2 a cup.
It says in the recipe to eat straight away or it will go icy. Mine still looks great 24 hours later and has a great texture.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bees in your Feet

Apparently Eva has bees in her foot. I said it was probably pins and needles. She looked at me quite strangely and said no, definitely bees.

I don't want to jinx it, but I may be ready for Upmarket without having a complete nervous breakdown. Now if only we had a reliable car to get there. Crossing fingers we can have a couple of weeks without it needing to go to the mechanics.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wandering the Moor

How do people who don't knit cope with life? There is nothing so calming as knitting. It definitely makes me feel a lot less stabby.
My Wandering the Moor has been neglected for months, but I picked it up a couple of days ago and have knit the rest of the stocking stitch and am ready to start the lace.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Matchy Matchy Skirts

I don't dress them the same on purpose. I gave them all a choice from the stash (and to be honest - there is a lot of choice in there!) and this is what they wanted. Matchy matchy skirts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hippos and Hats

Lots of market sewing over the weekend - hats and hippos.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Picnic Blouse

I tried the Oliver & S Picnic Blouse over the weekend. Grace chose a red gingham (definitely a child of mine). As always with Oliver & S patterns this one has great instructions. This is one of their easier patterns and really did not take long to make. I made a size 6 which fits perfectly with a little room for growth. I tried it on Eva who us 3 1/2 and she could wear it as a dress with leggings, if the sleeves were just shortened a little.
Modelled with a skirt I made last year and new short (unbrushed) hair.

Thursday, September 08, 2011


All of a sudden Upmarket is only three weeks away so I have been sewing. My pile of felt has been turned into a pile of elephants.
Two little quilt tops have been made. Now I might have a little break and knit in the sun on the verandah while Eva makes mud pies in the sand pit.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Something New

A couple of skeins of Cascade 220 at the front for hats, maybe a Zumthor and a Boy Hat. Three balls of BFL sock yarn I dyed this week (I can't get colour in the photo right, it is a slightly darker shade of grey) probably for a Drifting.

From shades of grey to a rainbow explosion - Amelia's blanket is slowly progressing. I should probably weave in the ends as I go, I know I won't want to at the end.