Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Skirts, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
Turns out I loved my black/white striped skirt so much that I want to wear it every day. It's more comfy than shorts and I don't feel exposed. So I toddled off to Spotlight and found some more fabrics and whipped up another 2 skirts. Go me!

PS I had to hide the pile of crap on my bed :D

Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
For some reason I was inspired to make a pair of fair isle socks. I saw Heart of Gold and loved that. But I'm very partial to the Spice Man basic sock pattern. So I amalgamated them! Perfect :D

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Skirt, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
A friend of mine has this cute skirt that she got from a sale rack somewhere for $8. I was inspired and went looking for a similar one. I found one...at Country Road...for $80! I think not!!

A quick stop at Spotlight, an $18 purchase, 30mins later with 5 seams and I have a pretty similar one. Yep, $18! I used a mix of this tutorial and this one. But ultimately I traced a skirt I already had to use for width and length. I decided against darts and just went the side shaping at the waist. I'm super happy with it and think I'll make many more.

Monday, December 10, 2012


Signatures, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
Just one more thing to share with you. Have you heard of Signature needles? They are virtually custom made by tip shape, tip length and cable length. The cable is also super bendy and they swivel! Each size comes in a different colour. I meant to order 5" length tips for all of them, but forgot to change the option for the smaller sizes. If you haven't splashed out on these, you MUST try them. They are the Rolls Royce of needles. They oughta be for $45 a pair!!

Eternity #3

Eternity, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
This is Eternity #3 because I've made one and am having one made using WWFY. But I churned this one out before #2 was finished :)

I originally planned this for my Sister In Law. She commented on my first one. Too bad for her that I've falled in love with it! The first one was made using Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk Aran which pilled to buggery. I mean that thing pilled before I even got halfway through! So I never wore it. It looked old by the time I finished it. This one was made using Wollmeise DK in Im Jahr Der Ratte. One of my favourite shades of grey. I made Water and Stone in the same.

I made the medium size and it's turned out a lovely shape to wear over t-shirts or jackets or whatever. In this case, over a summer dress :) Soooo, I'm keeping it. Sorry Nat!

Heavily modified Laika

Heavily modified Laika, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
I saw somebody at my eldest son's prep orientation wearing a long line cardy with an open stitch and short sleeves. After trawling through Ravelry, I finally came up with Laika. Now, if you know Laika, you know that it looks nothing like this cardigan. Laika has a hood, long sleeves, double row of buttons, shorter length and high neckline. It took a bit of figuring out, but I finally made it work for me.

If I were to do it again, I would make one size up to try to get the cardy to sit a little more closed. In saying that, I may grow to like it like this in the warmer months. Overall I'm very happy with it. It's turned out almost exactly how I envisioned. My only real gripe would be the bind off. I did it with a knit bind off and it was too tight. So I used Jeny's stretchy an dnow the edge isn't as neat. Maybe that'll even out in time?

WWFY Nuvem

Nuvem, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
I've been a bit slack around here for a while. So I think I might just post some FOs. This is Nuvem. It was made using WWFY in Maus Jung Wollmeise Lacegarn.

It's the perfect size to wear over your shoulders when it gets a touch chilly. It can also be scrunched up to an nice thick scarf. Shame it's 29 degrees here today.

Wollmeise delivery

Nautilus Natural, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

Oooh looky. A Wollmeise delivery. Nautilus DK and Natural in sock. I think the colours look great together!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Balls Up!

Balls Up!, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

'Tis the season to be crafting.

At my knitting GTG yesterday, I decided to whip up a tree decoration. I've never done it before so I thought it would be a good time to try. VERY cute. VERY addictive. Many more in the planning :)