Baby blanket finally finished

I have to confess that when I realised that I was not going to have enough time to finish the gift of a baby blanket before the mother-to-be finished up at work I took the proverbial foot of the gas, or in this case hands off the knitting needles. However I had taken the work in…

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Finally, a scarf for me

Well the change is not to take even longer between posts! Since making my last post’s bold statement it does feel like I have moved in entirely the opposite direction to what I am hoping to move in. Fortunately as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day. What I am really exited to share…

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Baby Blanket Pattern

A delightful staff member at work is having her first child, so exciting. Now she is a talented woman – knit, crochet, make amazing cakes – you name it she can do it. So it is rather daunting to even think about making something myself to give to her. However she is such a generous person…

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#makeforgood

Since finding out the Etsy exists I do endeavour to purchase from there on occasion. And boy is there some cool stuff to be had. I recently purchased this for a good friend, how groovy is this?! Now there are endless good causes in the world, how do you choose child poverty over breast cancer…

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Made in North Melbourne – Going Pro!

Gosh, starting to be a bit missing in action here.  I could fib and say it was because I really am going pro with my Made in North Melbourne gig, but alas fibbing and I are barely even acquaintances!  And I have no desire to change that.  I have just been sucked into the work…

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Yarn appetite sated for now

According to my Mum, my grandmother always used to say a little bit of what you fancy does you good.  I have always kind of liked that, in fact I kind of try to live by it.  And as part of ensuring at least a little bit of time to myself (a working mum’s rare treat!), about…

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Needles, what needles?

I am doing it without needles.  Doing what without needles?  Giving injections? Taking blood?  Acupuncture without needles – now that makes no sense at all (though apparently it is called acupressure – whoops!).  No, I am talking about the mad new trend emerging.  I did not even realise it was a trend, or that I…

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West Yorkshire Spinners

One of my lovely staff has been overseas largely for work but with a touch of holiday squeezed in.  By random accident we found out that we are both plyers of the conversion of wool into artefacts (she far more adept than I, I must say).  Today was her first day back and she handed me this blue bag…

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Sometimes it is all about me…

…well at least a little bit more me than everyone else!  On the Thursday before Easter I had a meeting light day at work, and as someone who rarely stops to eat lunch I had pre-persuaded myself to head into town.  Perhaps partly fuelled by the fact that Lincraft has made a reappearance in the…

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Missing in action again!

I would like to say this is the reason that I have been absent.  However I can make no claim about this sweet cardigan, other that my sister made it for my little girl, and it arrived in the post today.  How cute is that bow? It reminded me that it was by Skype, a while…

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