Friday, December 23, 2011

Me and Ryder

Me and Ryder, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

And just a little self portrait of me and my youngest. What a cutie!

My girls

P1070696, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

Once a year, my girls and I manage to steal away from our partners and children to come out and play. We have 8 children amongst us. This year we changed venues to a restaurant which has a bar with a balcony looking out to the ocean. With the temperature reaching above 30 deg during the day, the evening was lovely and balmy. Add (quite) a few champagnes to the mix and you get 5 very happy ladies. Love ya, bitches! x

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rant of the week

Check out this 'hit the nail on the head' blog post by my mate. I've recently resigned from my job and this might explain why.

And if you need someone to write with such articulation for your website, marketing or whatever, she is the person for you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Spice Man socks

P1010955, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

I'm getting there. Completely knitted in transit 3 days a week. Except for the heel turn which I need longer than a 25min block to knit before putting it down. One night at home each sock, then back on the train. But work has finished for the year so I'll have to do the rest at home. I love these colours.

Gentleman's sock with lozenge pattern

What do you know, another WWFY number. This time a gorgeous handknit pair of socks for the hubberino for Christmas. I hope he loves them as much as I do!! They'll be great for winter :)


Vivian, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

Another WWFY number. I LOVE this. It's a shame I've lost so much weight though. I asked for a 38" but I'm now just under 35". In any case, it'll be a lovely cozy coat. I will have to remedy the sleeve length though.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Mara, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

Here is the finished Mara shawl. It's for a christmas gift for an aunt-in-law. She lives in Armidale where it gets quite cold at times. Hope she likes it! I do. It's going to be difficult to give away!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My design

My design, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

I have a couple of ladies in my life that are pregnant at the moment. So I designed these in different colours. The lovely Yasmin from ScissorsPaperMouse whipped them up for me. I love how they turned out. This one will live at our house for Ryder.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Ms.Marigold, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

It's finished. What do you think? Am I rocking the ruffles or are they too froufrou for me? I think I need to add more stitches to the back of the raglan next time. I think it's quite cute :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A monster in the making

Daphne and Delilah in Cascade 220 Citron and Blue Hawaii.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ms. Marigold

P1010945, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

So I heard that Rowan Calmer was being discontinued and people were arcing up about it. I had to find out what the fuss was all about. So I got some on destash and started Ms. Marigold. It is a lovely cotton acrylic. Lovely soft and stretchy. And I love the colour too. Just the neck ribbing to do and decide what to do with the sleeve caps. What do you think? Am I a ruffle kinda girl?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Goal weight - done and dusted

The stats are in. I'll be back for the next round to firm up and get fitter.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Off for a Walk with Charlotte

I really really wanted this shawl. I really really couldn't get myself to knit it. So up on the WWFY group it went. Someone took it up and I sent her 1600m of yarn and this is what happened. LOVE! These pic are unblocked. But I already know its going to be amazing. Thank you Rrrr :)