Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Noro Silk Garden #211

Noro 211, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

A little somethin'-somethin' I bought on the way back to the office today from Sunspun. I love this colour. Maybe another pair of a 3rd pair of Noro Camp Out Mitts. We'll see.

BWS continued...

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Some extra stash bought from destashes from the girls that I stayed with. How lucky am I?

Bendigo Woollen Show

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Sooo, I didn't tell you all about my trip away with the knitting crew to the Bendigo Woollen Show. It was great...well apart from getting gastro which I caught from my 5yr old! Thanks Kai.

We stayed at an amazing place called Lochinver about 45mins out of Bendigo. There were about 10 of us staying in that house. A lovely old homestead on a farm. Lots of rooms. Lots of places to knit or sew or chat in front of the fire.

I scored myself a lovely bit of stash at the show. A lot of yarns I'd never heard or let alone tried before. And a few that I have.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Chuck finished!

Chuck, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
I finally finished my version of Chuck. It worked out really well despite my heavy modifications. I was a bit nervous about it all, but apparently with no need. A very cosy well fitting number :) You can find details of my MANY modifications here.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Baby Tea Leaves FINISHED!

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Well here it is. The little cardi that took 8 hours to make. Shame it took a smidge over one ball of Tosh Sport 80/10/10 in Robin's Egg. This is 12-18mths. Maybe the smaller sizes would use one ball. This thing is sooooo soft!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Baby Tea Leaves

Baby Tea Leaves, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.
It's husbeast's niece's 1st birthday party next weekend. What do you get a baby who gets totally spoilt and has everything she could ever need or want? A handknit. I thought this gorgeous cardi will do the trick. I'm thinking little red buttons. Hopefully I can get it all done by next weekend??

Saturday, July 6, 2013


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One last post for tonight, promise :)

A couple of sweaters that I've been completely inspired by. That's the last thing I need. MORE awesome yarny inspiration. I especially can't get the sweater with the red stripes out of my mind. So many WIPs, so little kitting time...sigh.

Almost ready

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Chuck is almost ready. And guess what? It's working! I wasn't sure that it would. The length is perfect. The sizing is perfect. Now just to add the neckline and arms. Love it so far.

Self-striping customs

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Stray Cats was brought to my attention by my yarny friends. Crap she has some gorgeous stuff. But I had other things in mind. I really wanted a silver/black combo and an angry birds inspired mix. Well, sadly the silver/black didn't quite come out right. Apparently it's difficult to dye up large quantities of jet black. So it's come out silver/charcoal with charcoal contrast yarn. I still love it though!


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Some gorgeous WWFY projects that I got in the mail. Thanks emmasee100 I love them. Vanilla Twist in Malabrigo Chunky. I didn't have enough white so I had the ends made in the green. I quite like the effect, actually.

And Marian in Malabrigo Rasta. I can never get the mobious thing to work so I had someone else do it for me :)

These will both come in handy as it's been very cold here in Melbourne this winter!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sweet Tomato vs Afterthought

Stripey, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

I really wanted to try both these heels. I was taken with the Sweet Tomato with visions of the wedges not disturbing the stripey pattern. This particular sock had 72st to account for smaller needles and tighter gauge. I think that's what messed this up. The heel turned out too...round or big or however you describe it. In hindsight I should have just done 2 wedges instead of 3.

In any case I ripped it out and made a contrast heel using Wollmeise in Mohrchen. In the same vein, it was a bit large due to the extra stitches. But it looks pretty neat I think.

I haven't given up on sweet tomato. I will give it a go with a 64st sock.


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Here were some quick finishes of smaller things that I had lying around the. The purple set I made as part of a contra deal. The recipient is making me a pieced quilt top in return.

Chuck WIP

yarma, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

This one is taking a while because I keep getting sidetracked. But I'm finally on a roll. I'm not far from separating for sleeve shaping. This is so heavily modified from the original pattern. I hope I can make it work. So far so good!