Current SIP

23 June 2006

Current SIP (Socks In Progress)

More yummy 2ply Aussie Merino from Marta's Yarns. I'm using two strands (a nearly solid red one and a variegated green one) so I'm knitting with 4ply (standard sock yarn weight) on 2.25mm bamboo needles.

Anyone recognise the pattern?

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Finished Object

22 June 2006

A hat for a girl (very nearly aged 4) who loves red and pink.

Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Magico Fabre #2524 Partie #65417 (4ply sock yarn)
Needles: 3.25mm bamboo DPNs
Pattern: made it up myself, sort of based on a baby's hat that I'd previously knitted (flat)

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SYAC SFSS update

18 June 2006
As part of the Sock Yarn Addicts Club Spring Feet Sock Swap I made socks for Jennipurr. They've arrived and they fit! (phew!) Jennipurr's posted a pic, so if you're interested pop over and have a look on Jennipurr's blog. Check out her extreme knitting photo!

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At long last...

15 June 2006


Perfect fit! (and a really accurate colour representation IMO)

Pattern: Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks.
Needles: 2.25mm 15cm DPN bamboo
Wool: 100% Aussie Merino 2ply from Marta's Yarns. I used 2 strands together to give 4ply (standard sock yarn weight). I used 98grams.

I basically followed the pattern, but added some extra rounds of stockinette to make the legs longer. The pattern also called for a dutch heel, but even though that looked great and I was impressed with the result, it just didn't fit my feet. So I used the heel that was in the pattern for the Gentleman's Fancy Sock. The wide toe fits my foot beautifully. Also, instead of stockinette on the heel flap, I used eye of partridge, which looks great and is comfy.

Verdict? I LOVE them. They're my favourite pair so far. The colours are gorgeous, they fit beautifully and they're toasty warm (perfect for this Melbourne winter).

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Mag Swap anyone?

11 June 2006
Interested in exchanging a magazine with an international pal?

Check out


Be quick though. Sign ups close Monday 12th June.

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Wondoflex's Monster Yarn Sale

Saw this in The Herald-Sun on Friday.

Wondoflex is having a monster yarn sale! (What a great way to celebrate the long weekend!)

As my photo's a little blurry (it's the best I could do with my chitty camera *sigh*) the important bits are:

MONDAY JUNE 12 ~ 2pm - 4.30pm
TUESDAY JUNE 13 -> THURSDAY JUNE 15 ~ 9am - 4.30pm


(Corner High St and Glenferrie Rd Malvern)

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Finished Object!

10 June 2006

"Popcorn" 100% hand dyed wool, produced by rainbow wools for Calico & Chintz. Shade is "Pebbles" and batch #01. Birch 10mm needles. 21 stitches wide and 2 balls long (I folded it in half so that it would all fit in the photo... so it's the length you see x 2).

The wool is a pleasure to knit with. It's so soft and if you "scrunch" up the scarf it's gorgeously "squishy".

As far as I know Calico and Chintz don't have a website, but you can find them here:

Calico and Chintz
99 Auburn Road
Hawthorn 3122 (right under the train line)
(03) 98135634

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Sunday 04/06/06

05 June 2006
Sunday (yesterday) like so many other Melbourne knitters I went to the "Mini craft & yarn expo" at Coburg Town Hall. It wasn't quite what I was expecting (the "mini" should have tipped me off) but there were 12 - 15 stalls, including a bookstall.

I did meet Sarah who had a stall filled with her gorgeous Collinette yarns. They very nearly tempted me and made me wish I was a lace/shawl/garment knitter. Sadly, I'm not. I greatly admire these items, I just don't have the desire to knit them and know that if I did start one, I'd never finish!

I did purchase some wool and yarn, and as soon as it's sunny enough, I'll grab some pictures and blog about them. I tried photos with the flash, but they look dreadful lol.

Anyway, after getting back from Coburg I decided some mindless knitting was in order. A rummage in the stash revealed a ball of cotton (really not sure how it got there or how long it's been there). Recalling all the dishcloths that people have been making lately, I decided to make a washcloth/face washer/exfoliater square from the cotton (bottom item in picture).

Thinking that looked a little boring, I found a pattern for a dishcloth and knit the top one, with the remainder of the ball.

The cotton is Anchor Magicline No.1. Colour #1430 and dye lot #66951. 50g/~70m. I used 4.5mm needles as recommended on the band, so it's a little thicker than 8ply.

Not sure if I'll be making more or not... I'll see how these "wear".

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They're done!

01 June 2006

Ta da! Here are the completed socks for my SYAC Spring Feet Sock Swap!

The yarn is Heirloom's Jigsaw 4 ply sock yarn. Colour #33. Lot #940.

I chose Heirloom because it's an Aussie company (even though this yarn was made in Italy), and as they're going OS (overseas, but I'm not saying where) I wanted to use yarn that was as Aussie as possible.

The pattern is from Issue #14 of Creative Knitting and I made a couple of changes. I used 2.50mm needles instead of the 2.75mm the pattern called for. I felt the 2.75mm made the rib too 'holey' and 'loose', after I'd knitted an inch or so. I also used the Jigsaw instead of Opal (Heirloom = Aussie and I know the recipient likes these colours... I hope!)

Anyway, they're ready to be packaged up and make their way via Airmail to their new home! I do hope she'll like them!

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