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Ember and other bits

Flame was so exciting, I immediately cast on for a smaller shawl/kerchief with what was left over. The pattern I used was 198 yds. of Heaven by Christy Verity.  This is one of those extremely popular patterns with 5021 projects on Ravelry and it had been in my library for some time.  As a pattern, […]

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In the Deep Midwinter

At last, some proper cold and wet weather for winter in Melbourne. It has been a time of cups of tea, board games with the kids and some serious crafty stuff getting done.  To this end, I joined a great KAL (Knit Along) on Ravelry hosted by the amazingly prolific Andi at My Sister’s Knitter.  It is […]

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Library bag

Our Dear Boy got a library bag at the beginning of the year. One of those things from the Department of Education made out of that ‘green’ shopping bag stuff.  Then somehow by second term, he had broken it.  How? It only goes from his school bag to the school library and back again.  It […]

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Welcome Baby Wrap Over

For me, there is something very pleasurable in making something for a newborn.  So long in their journey to get here and so small when they do finally arrive. I dreamed up my ideal newborn outfit whilst struggling in the hospital bed with a cesarean, bending over doing all those press studs on the onesies when all […]

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Dolly Clothes Marathon

I am not sure why I put myself under such a deadline but somehow I found myself making 2 sets of dolls clothes for Our Dear Girl’s kindergarten over four days! I had wanted to make the clothes for some time.  Naked dollies are lovely but clothes can deepen the pretend play and build motor […]

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Inbetween

In between the heat, the complaining and the knitting, I made some dolly cloth nappies for our little friend who just turned two. I adapted an old Simplicity 6742 pattern that I got in an oppy and remember from my own childhood.  I think I made the yellow sleep suit back then. I lengthened the […]

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Okie Girl – a dress for a long hot summer

Alternating with the ubiquitous red pinny, our dear girl wears this old raggy thing. It was mine once, a very long time ago.  My mum made it for me as part of a pajama set.  The bottoms were baggy bloomers in the same red gingham.   When I grew out of them, the top part became a […]

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But where is the knitting?

Yes, it has been a while since I talked about knitting.  So what happened to all the hoopla about starting something? Well, I waited for the yarn to come. And I waited for a lovely set of Addi Turbo needles to come. And then I tried to get started only to realise that the first […]

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Sleepy tomten

It was our youngest’s birthday, the day we flew out.  Despite the crazy cleaning, knitting and packing, somehow there was a quiet moment to make a wee companion for her to take on the journey. Sleepy Tomten is my version of Warm Sugar’s Gnome Babies.  It lives with Flower (from Nanny and Pa) and Pirate […]

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