Sunday, August 30, 2009

Look at my pretties

I was recently the lucky recipient of a Ewe Beaut Fibre Sampler box - an Aussie take on a popular idea.

I've been madly stalking the Phat Fiber boxes for months but have always missed out, so I was absolutely delighted when someone on Ravelry came up with the idea of doing an Australian version. I can imagine that my bank balance is going to be a lot lighter in future, as there are so many goodies that I now want to get more of!

Anyway, for those of you that want to check it out, here's the link:

I can't wait for the next one!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

FO - Basic Dishcloth

I love knitting dishcloths. They're a nice quick knit, always practical, and have so many nice patterns to choose from. Which is probably why it's taken me so long to get around to knitting this essential pattern.

Grandma's Favourite Dishcloth - Which I read about in my first ever purchase of Yarn Magazine (from memory, it was issue 3). Started 5th August, finished 9th August, and the only reason it took me that long is that I might have kind of gotten distracted with other knitting projects, and put it down for a few days. But it's amazing how much knitting you can get done in front of the computer waiting for webpages to load!

Anyway, this was gift knitting, so it's now made it's way off to it's new home. I'm definitely going to be using this pattern again though (just must remember to actually keep one for me!).

Friday, August 7, 2009

On why I'm a Closet Knitter

I never used to be a closet knitter. As a matter of fact, I used to knit in public every chance I got - in front of friends, on the train to work etc. But let's face it, there's only so many Nanna jokes that a person can take, and apparently I look kind of scary when I knit, angrily jabbing sharp pointy needles into the poor harmless little wool (although I find the whole knitting thing quite soothing and calming).

So I've made my decision. I'm going back into the closet as a knitter, with only you in the blogosphere (and maybe a few select others) to know the true extent of my knitting addiction.