Sunday, April 27, 2008


No not me ... it's the pattern name.

This used less than 1 ball of yarn and was quite quick and fun to knit. I love how it turned out. The cable stitches really stand up from the background and the slip stitch edges are very neat.

And it’s lovely and warm too.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Clapotis for Chelsea

Last Saturday I went to Sunspun with my sister so she could choose a yarn for a scarf that I promised to knit her. I was trying to encourage her to choose a chunky yarn for a cable pattern I liked but unfortunately she liked the colour of this Rowan Wool Cotton the best. So I'm knitting my second Clapotis. Actually my first Clapotis was the second thing I knit after I started knitting in 2006. This one is going much faster than the first.

Friday, April 11, 2008


My sister gave me this pasta machine for my birthday. I've always wanted one of these! The machine feels great, it's really heavy and sturdy. We gave it a whirl last Saturday and found it was pretty easy. You just need to make sure you let the sheets rest for a while (eg 15 mins) to dry out before you try to put them through the fettuccine/linguine bit or you just get a gummy blob out the other end :)

And it was great fun turning the handle and seeing the fettuccine come out the other side!

Oh and an important point is that the pasta tasted great.

Hemlock Ring Blanket

I don't think I mentioned I was doing the Hemlock Ring Blanket. Well ... surprise! It's all finished. Sorry about the photo being a bit crummy but it's very bright outside today and very dim inside so this was the best I could manage.

Here's the stats:
Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket
Yarn: 7 skeins of Naturally Harmony in greyish brown
Time to knit: Approx 3 weeks (I'm a slow knitter though)
Verdict: Quite an easy pattern to follow and I'm very happy with how it turned out, two thumbs up

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

April fools

Hi, it was my birthday yesterday! Yup, on April fools day. I'm the ripe old age of 34 now!

I was going to post yesterday but just didn't get time, I had a very full schedule.

MD and I left home for the city at 8:30am, he doesn't normally work in the city, he had to visit a client in the morning. I didn't have to be at my pattern making class until 10am but I wanted to get the train with him :). I was there at 9am so I sat in a little cafe in Degraves St and had french toast and coffee - yum. Pattern making went from 10am-1pm (we made a pants pattern). Then I met up with 10 of my old colleages for lunch, it was great to see them all again and hear what they've been up to. Then after lunch I met my mum who just happened to be in the city for the afternoon (my parents live in the country) and my sister who just happened to finish work early and we sat in a cafe and yakked and drank champagne! Very nice! And last night I went to my inlaws for dinner along with MDs brother and his girlfriend and my sister. And the weather was glorious all day!

I wanted to take pics of my presents but MD has taken the camera to work so I'll have to do that later.

I hope you all had a good April Fools day and didn't get fooled too much :)