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by Kate on February 20, 2012

Christina and I started this project together as we were both new to knitting with dpn’s. I will admit that it is much easier than I thought it would be. Actually, I’ll go further and say that knitting with dpn’s is far better than the magic loop method, for me anyway. I finished these over […]


Guernsey Wrap

by Kate on January 27, 2012

Chris & I undertook this project together. It was great to have some encouragement because for a while there, I wondered if I would ever get it finished. The pattern itself is actually very simple but it is repetitive and gets a little tedious. I’m glad I persevered though, the wrap (& wool) transforms with […]


Squishy Love

by Kate on January 26, 2012

I loved knitting this and I love the finished product even more. Knit in the smallest size (1-4) and made for my cousin’s little girl, Pia who will be 1 in May. Although it will be a little big for Pia to begin with, she should get quite a lot of wear out this. Maddie […]


Holiday Knitting

by Kate on January 24, 2012

We are on a beach mini-break and like every beach holiday of ours, the weather is less than ideal. Before we left, I packed a knitting project and clearly remember thinking “I really should wind another ball but I am running out of time and really one should be enough, right? Fifteen rounds from completing […]



by Kate on December 15, 2011

After my capsule quilt marathon I know I won’t look at my machine for at least a month. We have that sort of relationship, I either just want to sew, sew, sew or I cannot stand looking at it. There have been some lovely knits popping up on ravelry and I am already planning my […]



by Kate on September 27, 2011

A test knit for Caroline. The shawl works up very quickly, was easy to modify and the yarn was sublime. A 50% baby alpaca 50% merino blend – it is quite possibly the softest, lightest wool around…albeit a little fluffy. I used two colours (instead of the three specified) and omitted a few sections to […]



by Kate on September 1, 2011

It’s taken a while but I have finally finished – hooray! Julie has done a beautiful job with the design and pattern. I think it is a great beginners project, but be prepared to knuckle down. There is a lot of stockinette stictch and trust me…that takes a while in fingering weight yarn. Overall, I […]


Working on

by Kate on July 27, 2011

my first ever knitted garment, decouverte. It is slowly taking shape, the back panel is completed and I am about to make a start on the two side panels. The yarn is wonderfully soft and I have been told that the unruly stitches trasnform with a wash and block. Watch this space.


Catherine’s Shawl

by Kate on July 15, 2011

Tam and I have been knitting this project in tandem but I can tell you right now that hers will be far prettier than mine! The project itself is quite easy but I’m just not taken with it. The yarn is beautiful but the size is a little on the small size for me, I […]



by Kate on June 22, 2011

There is a reason why so many people have knitted up the Milo vest, the pattern is well written and the end result is pretty cute. It’s a funny thing but I just don’t get clucky when I see new babes but show me some baby clothes and I go ga-ga. I think the clothes […]