Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year in Knitting and Spinning

2011 was an interesting year for me. A new job in April and some added responsibilities (Knitting related) in the second half of the year. A cancer diagnosis for a family member put things into perspective in late September (he is responding to treatment)!

I managed to complete only 13 knitting projects. Mostly shawls and some socks. I started a few cardigans but only finished one. I did spin up quite a bit of yarn and gave some away as gifts.

For 2012 I am going to be knitting what I want when I want! That's it. No big plans no big commitments just a chance to knit and spun when I can and to enjoy it!

On the needles at the moment
Diamond Fantasy Wollmeise 100% in Madame Souris and some Cotton Squares all in Bendigo 8 ply for a baby blanket.

Friday, December 30, 2011


The silence since early December has been unintentional.

Work, family, christmas functions and life have kept me busy.

Christmas was a great day spent with the family. Since Christmas I have been lying low taking advantage if endless hours of cricket on the TV, afternoon naps and grazing instead of meals most days.

On the knitting front progress has been slow on the Diamond Fantasy shawl. After Christmas I started knitting cotton squares for a baby blanket - all from

Looking forward to a quiet New Years and another week off work filled with more cricket, movies, naps and the odd swim!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful festive season!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Knitter's High Tea

This is the only photo I managed to take.

Too busy drinking tea and bubbles, eating scones and cake, knitting and admiring the amazing and varied gifts made by my fellow crafters!

Lots of laughs and great fun ad by all!