Friday, September 25, 2009

My latest Investment

They're here!! .... so after hanging out with TNN Naki Knitters for the past few months and watching the speed in which they zoom through their knitting I decided that it
was time to make a true investment in my knitting future - i'm sure i keep getting told that an investment in good tools is always a good one

so here they are ... My New Knit Picks Intercangeables from Vintage Purls.....

... Yes I'm in LOVE! - now to find / make something to keep them cosey, warm and organised when they're resting. In saying that my que seems to be getting longer and longer - Knitting sure is addictive - and no way is it just for the older generation - i have meet some really neat ladies in our group and now my Tuedays nights out are something i really look forward to (only a bummer that Marks going to start to get busyer at work .. lets hope he can find his way home eary on the odd Tuesday night.
In Other News
I have also completed my first Knit for a competition that Kelly is holding. Shes about to release 4 Lovely Pinny patterns and has written one of them (Beth) in Dolly size. Pinny for a Dolly ... What a tease though - now my little girl(s) certainly needs one of her own to match dolly! (I told you the que keeps growing!)

heres some pic's of my entry (and i have another one on the needles / yes my New needles)

My 2nd one ...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

More to Come ...

just a quicky to say that i'll be back in the morning with a show and tell of recent efforts .....

(sorry to make you wait)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Just for Emma

Todays Efforts - Yes nice bright funky kids slippers made by moi!

Details on Ravelry



As you can see shes rather taken by them!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pics of the days Progess

So here we are:

Firstly my hand dyed yarn - was poo yellow now yummy and bright .. and was only $2 for 50grams 8 ply in the bargin bin at spotlight


Secondly the Vege Garden -



and .. dun da da dun dun dun .... After



We will in time fill the boxes with soil/compost but to keep the cost to a minimum this year we are just planting in the bottom. The seedlings in already are Silver beet, Cauli and Broccoli + Some Carrots and Potatoes in the paddock - as Mark Read that you shouldn't water Carrots - so we trying that this year.


Oh and have i shared My Mary Janes? ... my mission tonight is to finish them

But finally i must share our sunset ... Have i told you i love our new place hehe



Ya gotta love the Weekend ...

Goals this weekend:
  • Get the Vege Garden together
  • Mow lawns
  • Dye a hank
  • tidy the house (and i guess i should vacuum)
  • Start Yarn Swap Paperwork and Gift
So far so good - hanks done, lawns done and i have cleared a spot for the vege garden! But lunch time called for a quick break and a moment to catch up on Scrappy Bug and RebeccaB's latest freebie download kits - I'm in love with them too:

So maybe goals will include a few pages if i get time ;)

Emma has also gone to Nana & Auntie Jeni's for the weekend so I'm getting heaps done without a wee helper

.... any who back to the garden - will update pics later

Friday, September 18, 2009

My Big girl

mmas new toy.....

We have teeth!


after all the dribbling and moments of upset Beca's two bottom front teeth have popped through.

in other news ... Emma has gone to Nannas for the night - She's was really looking forward to it - and Mums enjoying the break too

Off to hank some yarn and have some dying fun without little fingers in the mix!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009


I have a flash header too now ;) just had to broadcast my hard efforts
- thanks again to Scrappy Bug for letting me use her kit - Falling Plum for it!

Warning digi Scrapping is addictive!

Pic Heavy - My Digi Pages

So i thought i'd over load you with some of my Favourites so far!


Ok so i'm changing the rules here - i'm just filling it out

What is your current obsession?
Hmm this one is easy: anything YARN related. Knitting, yarn dyeing, browsing knitting blogs, websites, store etc. In Particular hand dyed yarn. + Scrapbooking Elements that a freebie downloads

What are you wearing today?
Currently Pj's

If you could change 1 thing about yourself, what would you change?
My obsession with worrying about what people think of me - (mee too)

What would you eat for your last meal?
Roast Pork with all the trimmings

What’s the last thing you bought?
Chickpeas for sprouting

What are you listening/watching right now?
Morning Cartoons + the girls playing

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
to a lovely beach cove spa and get pampered as a break from 'the real world'

Which language do you want to learn?
i'd have to think about that one

What do you love most about where you currently live?
We just moved! .. now i'm Rural and Love the view and the charater of the house + the size!!

What is your favorite colour?
The rainbow :P + Natural Browns

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
My new Recycled wool Katmandu Jumper (i got on special)

What were you doing ten years ago?
In last year of high school - wondering what i wanted from life

What would you like to be doing 10 years from now?
Living the simple life on our peice of paradise & loving it

Describe your personal style?
a bit of everything just whatere i feel

If you had $300 now, what would you spend it on?
Knit picks System + dyes and yarn

What are you going to do after this?
Housework :( - after catching up on posts

What are your favourite films?
The Notebook, empire records

What inspires you?
My imagination

Your favourite books?
any Non Fiction Garden or craft books

Do you collect anything?
Sylvanian Families (when i was a kid)

What makes you follow a blog?
Liking to keep in touch with friends, people who are inspiring, gorgoues photography (same as Hannah) + freebie Scraps

What was the most enjoyable thing you did today?
Woke up in our new house - opening the curtains to our lovely rural view

What is your favourite FO and why?
Rebeccas Dress coz i dyed the wool and made the pattern up myself :)

What are you making at the moment?
Slippers for me

People for meme: - no one coz i only have 3 online followers and i think they've all done it :(

The rules:1. Respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own.2. Tag eight other people.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Here it is!

So having dabbled in my first batch of dying yarn (completely experimental) i ended up with this:

then after hours of looking through Rav, and not finding anything that i really wanted to knit with the tools i had available i decided to cast on a singlet which turned into this funky wee dress, I'm rather stoked with the result even found a pattern some cute booties - and designed my own headband to match! and heres my Wee Princess modeling it all :)

Where to find the time


So i started a blog then abandoned it (not that anyone would notice)

Anyway now that we have moved (YAY) and I'm slowly getting things sorted then maybe I'll find more time somewhere - if its not full by my first ever yarn swap! ... that's right the bug is consuming me! problem is I'm now dreaming of ideas in what to put together in my Kiwiana theme - Loving it though just hope that it stacks up against the other swaps as I'm still such a newbie! ... of course i can't give out too much info - don't want to spoil the surprise now!

... off to research more :)