Monday, October 25, 2010

A very belated catch up!

My apologies for the delay folks, here is what's been happening.

Firstly, I finished the hats that Tina Snow won for her twins in my first Facebook giveaway when I reached 100 'likers'.

I also had a test knit to complete, but I do apologise - I haven't got photos of it as I wasn't too happy with how it turned out, these things happen sometimes.

Next was a custom Rainbow Dress (pattern by Georgie Hallam at tiKKi), for the gorgeous wee girl of a kindy mum friend:

I am also looking forward to starting my very first KAL or 'Knit-a-long' with some other very avid knitters and fans of Georgie's, you can read more about it here: (although registrations are now closed).

At the moment I have one other custom knit order on the go, another Rainbow Dress but in cotton, for a gorgeous wee button called Adelaide (6mo size):

And because I'm a little on the OCD side sometimes I try to have just one WIP at a time, but I don't always succeed - which leads me to the scarf that I'm knitting up as a gift for one of my daughter's kindy teachers that's leaving at the end of this week:

I'm knitting it in 'Lake' 8ply Luxury wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills, and quite like how the colour is knitting up - the pattern I have adapted from the Baby Chalice Blanket pattern (I just cast on less stitches to make the narrower scarf).

So, that is all the recent knitting action! I'm trying to think up some way to get my Facebook page 'liker' numbers up, once we get to 200 I will do another giveaway.

I've also ordered and have received some fabulous wools and cottons, let me know if photos of gorgeous wool is something you all would like to see, or if it's just a 'me' thing in drooling over fibre ;)

Go Gently,
~ Jax ~ XOXO

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Two things I have learned...

1. Knitting (especially for sale) isn't about money, it's about a love of the craft.

2. Lovingly hand knitted items are *never* sold for what they are worth, they are most often sold for far less than that.

And while I'm in a thoughtful mood, I'll leave you with this quote that tickled me absolutely pink (and that I'm sure many of you can relate to).

"Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored.  I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad."  ~ Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End:  Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much

Go Gently,
~ Jax ~ XOXO