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Waysides Yoke Sweater

Well, all I can say, is thank the knitting gods for Wovember or I might never have finished this sweater. I cast on for this yoke sweater in August without a firm design in mind. That was OK. I knew I wanted the sleeves and body plain with some waist shaping in the torso to […]

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Wovember Breed Swatch-Along: Corridale

The KnitBritish Breed Swatch-along is an inspired idea. Not only does it promote and stimulate exploration and use of breed specific yarns and thus preserve sheep diversity as a knit-along but it also creates a permanent, collaboratively generated resource to assist others in sourcing and using breed specific yarns in more informed, purposeful ways. I […]

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More thoughts on slow making

I have been thinking a lot about slow making recently. The socks were one kind of slow where I knew the process and outcome at the outset but they were long in the making. The Waysides project is another kind of slow, where the outcome was unknown at the beginning and emerged through the process. […]

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Show and Tell

As promised, some show and tell. This wee Kowhai and Fern Beanie went to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show this year. I have wanted to knit this little cap ever since I saw it, in the 2013 Summer edition of Spin-Off. It seemed so suited to some Finnsheep fleece I had left over from a […]

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Fauves in the Bohus…a cardigan

Thank you dear readers for the thoughtful and thought-provoking comments to my last post. I am pondering deeply. While I am pondering, I thought I might share a recently finished knitting project. Bohus colourwork is known for its jewel hues, subtle colour changes and knit/purl textures within a yoke structure. Bohus Stickening was a knitting […]

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Wattle Day Cardigan

After reading Kate Davies Yokes (2015), I was compelled to cast on for a yoked cardigan, both to reinvigorate my knitting passion which was wallowing in the doldrums and to extend my savouring of the book itself. Yokes is a book to be relished, especially for its scholarly contribution to our knowledge of knitting as […]

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Beige Waysides and a Diamond in the Rough

The next thing I tried dyeing with was wattle seed pods. I collected these from underneath the stand of Silver Wattles (Acacia dealbata) between the bike path and creek.  These trees were are indigenous to our neighbourhood but not original. For many decades the creek was little more than a storm water drain that factories […]

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Costume Changes

Whilst the Waysides project is simmering out the back, I’d like to share another ongoing project that has been on my mind: Costume Changes. Costume Changes is my clothes making project that seeks to address the paucity and incoherence of my wardrobe eight years on from having my first child. Because I have a bit of […]

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Oakenshield Armoured: A Tale of Two Skeins

Sometimes, you just don’t know where the knitting will take you. As part of Summer of the Single Skein, I got out all my single skeins and had a look and a think. These two came together initially for the colour contrast. But the more I thought about it, the more stories were told in […]

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Enchanted Bendigo

First finished thing for 2015…Yipppppppeeeeeee! Oh glory, oh goodness, I am so very, very happy with this sweater. It was a pleasure to plan, to spin, to knit and to wear…despite the heat, despite the humidity. I revel in its glorious splendiferousness. This is Enchanted Bendigo, my version of Enchanted Mesa by the wildly genius […]

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