Friday, April 26, 2013

A girly gift

a little blue vest 


   and some new slippers for Emilia


 with leather soles and wadding 


sewn together with some strong dental floss tape

and finished at the ankle with three rows of fine hat elastic so they won't slip off busy little feet.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

It's a wrap...

Finished the Mara shawl and will be wearing it as a wrap. Handy for just some cosiness around the shoulders for these Autumn evenings while sitting at the desk working. Soft and warm.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Recently found a full pack of this soft Merino yarn at Vinnies (400 gms) and after looking through various patterns, found this very popular Mara pattern 

The yarn has a hand spun appearance and I am using 6mm needles so the finished item will have a good drape. Have changed the increase loop over, to knit through centre loop instead to reduce the large holes in the original pattern. These stitches are made from right and left to create a sloping stitch either side of the centre line.

 I'm not really a shawl person so will probably wear it more like this as a casual scarf/wrap. Hope mine looks as good as this.

This little female possum visited last night and as you can see she much prefers a soft apple to the beans. She is not very big, about the size of a small cat, and is quite tame.