Friday, January 30, 2009


Pattern: 'Wicked' by Sarah & Rachel from Zephyr Style.
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted- Stonechat
Needle Size: 4.5mm Circular (Knit Picks Harmony)
Design and Pattern Alterations:
1) Decided not to add the pocket at the front, I thought the variegated yarn added enough detail on its own to the sweater.
2) Lenthened the body by 10 cm/4 inches which meant adding four lots of increases from the waist down.
3) Contined to use the crossover ribbing for the bottom of the sweater
4) Used Elizabeth Zimmermann Sewn Bind Off (as suggested by others from Ravelrey)
And here is a close up of 'Stonechat' colourway...

I really enjoyed knitting the 'Wicked' sweater, its a fast knit, easy and can be altered to fit YOU as you knit (as its knitted top down, you can try it on). I also loved knitting with the Malabrigo yarn, its so soft and I loved watching the colours knit up. What I also found with the Malabrigo was that it softened up even more once it was soaked and blocked...its going to be so nice to wear in Autumn/Winter.

I also received a package in the post yesterday full of natural, hand dyed silk off cuts, all thanks to my Mum who, among other things, experiments with natural dying.
I am now having fun deciding what to make...ahh the possibilities....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Gara Gorge

Just spent some time with my parents over the last few days, have been catching up since returning home from overseas. Had a lovely afternoon walk around Gara Gorge, a popular bush walking/BBQ/swimming area....

..... it was so beautiful, I'm glad I remembered to take the camera.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Images of Italy.

Colosseum, Rome








Mt Etna (taken from the train)