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Friday, 30 May 2008

a star is born

Ok so those promised pics will follow on this post!

I have finished up 3 things for the eshop (2 are already listed all three are now in my ravelry).
Its good to have several things finished up but I have a million and one things I still need to do! I have orders coming out my ears for both wool and knitwear (though none through the etsy shop!).
Okies to the piccies! Firstly we will start with the baby socks (3-6mths) in my new colourway (Pink Grapefruit). I plan on dyeing up some of this soon to sell :)

I love this new colourway :) and I have enough of the little ball of wool I dyed to make another little pair of socks to sell too!!
Next up is the camo chunky beanie that I finished at knitting group Tuesday. I sold one of these in shop late last year.

And lastly what I finished up tonight. I started this almost 3 weeks ago on a Saturday, I needed something easy to carry to the ravelry knitting group I was going to so I started this. Tomorrow we are having second get together of the ravelry knitting group so I want to take this to show all. And YES the aqua is meant to be marbled looking. Thats how I dyed it :)

Toddler size 1-2 raglan star jumper.

Okies that is all three things to show off to you :) Will have to take better piccies before listing that jumper they are all from artifical lighting tonight using camera flash so the burgundy isnt as dark and the star is a little darker..lol

Happy knitting all and have a great weekend!!


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Sunday, 25 May 2008

I'm back...

Hi guys and dolls!! i am back! Been awhile but still alive and kicking (and knitting)...

Been working on a few projects of late.

Did some test knitting for the lovely Fuzzy Mitten. Her farm yard animals pattern is cute :)

Also slowly working my way through a chunky beanie (I can knock these off in one day dont know why I am taking so long!!)..

Started the star on the front of the jumper I am designing/doing for the shop..once front is done I just have seaming and collar then its finished.

Also have dyed up some small lots of sock wool to do baby ankle socks for the shop (first one almost finished and loving it in new colourway!!).

Sold some wool on Kattwings. Have to dye up more (including new colourway).

Have put a request in for a new banner over on Kattwings. I want to change the name the shop has over to the name it SHOULD have (being Kattwings). I have a few offers I like. Going to look into them a little more then accept one.

I have several more things I need to list. Including some baby knitwear, some sock wool and some more earrings! Just getting time to do it around everything else.

I had hit a mini knitting wall where what I HAD to do I didnt want to which meant that I lost little interest in it all. BUT that demand knitting is now done so I can get back to things I WANT to knit!!

My friend in Holland got his socks (and other things in his birthday parcel) exactly a week after i sent it (damn that was fast!!)...And he LOVES THEM and even better they fit!! I am so happy that he likes the socks! I got a sms (text message) on my mobile from him telling me he had warm feet in blue socks :)

My best friend is going through minor marriage hell at the moment :( Having to help her with that as much as I can. Never fun. I am really lucky to have Adam. He is a gem (even if his mother is the devil). I wouldnt trade him in for anyone (though I might for a whole house full of Katia 100% Merino...but thats a different story).

Anyways folks :) I am going to finish up this baby sock so I can cast on its partner!

Happy knitting all!!

(p.s. piccies next time ok?)

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Wednesday, 14 May 2008


The birthday socks are DONE!!! And by the deadline of his birthday tomorrow..Downside..well... he lives in netherlands!! They arent going to get to him for 2 weeks once I get them in the mail tomorrow.

They are ribbed topped (they will fit..I have made Adam pairs this size before and they fit his feet) with ribbing top of the foot and st st on the bottom.

But he knew they would be late, I did tell him that..But my deadline of getting them done by his birthday I achieved :)

So here is a crappy piccie taken for you (with my mobile, the batteries in the digi are dead). I hope he likes them..

So now I can get back to the little jumper I was working on (doing the sleeve decrease now then just the front to do).

I dyed up some wool the other day for the shop and for an order. So once I get those all pretty I have those (skeins) and some knits to list for sale. Will show them off to you all as well of course!

Okies..am off now. Happy knitting all and take care


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Monday, 12 May 2008

So you knit hey??

Well the list has changed and been reshaped. I have been kicking the butt of knitting of late..

So lets have a look at the knitting list and then the new knitting list shall we?
  1. St St adult socks 100% ripped back (I was never going to get back to this..so had to be honest with myself..)
  2. Ribbed socks 1 sock fully done second sock 1/3 done
  3. Cable and ribbed child jumper 1/2 done
  4. Baby hat for shop (surprise design) fully done

Ok..that was the list..now clean it up and add the new things to it shall we?

  1. Cable and ribbed child jumper 1/2 done
  2. Ribbed socks 1 sock fully done second sock 1/3 done
  3. Raglan jumper for shop 1/4 done

I have also knitted fully a childs beanie (listed for sale on shop already will include one piccie here for you..more in shop)..and a chunky adults beanie that I am yet to take piccies of to list on the shop :)

That is the childs beanie I have recently done for the shop. Rachelle loves it and wants one for herself (what 5yo wouldnt?).

I hope everyone had a great mothers day! Be it mother of furry or furless children :)

My blog has been giving me hell..Until today if I tired getting on my blog (just loading up the page) it would disconnect not just the laptop but the desktop from the internet!! It did that for the past 2 days but today seems ok. Silly thing.

I have been selling things in the shop too :) am happy that Aussies are buying through me for their winter needs for wool and knitwear. I also have gotten an order or two for my wool of late too which is making me happy. I hope through ravelry I will come across some of the lovely things my wool has been knitted into :) latest order is some sockweight wool to be used as a shawl! I am betting its going to look gorgeous!!!

I am also tossing together some ideas on some deals/sales for the shop. I have one up now for earrings (if you have been eyeing of a few pair of my earrings get in now for a great deal!!). And have one or two in mind for wool and knits too. Just have to think it over some more and find the best way to give best deals to my buyers without putting myself out of pocket...

Okies my dears. I will catch you all later!

Happy knitting


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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

And now for some pictures!

Okies so I got some of the list finished!! yay.. what you actuall want to know what and see pics?? ooh you demanding people you :)

Ok so to please you all...first the list.
  1. St St adult socks 1/4 done
  2. Ribbed socks 1/2 done
  3. Baby pants 6-12mths FULLY DONE (pics to follow)
  4. Cable and ribbed child jumper 1/2 done
  5. Baby hat for shop (surprise design) 2/3 done

  6. Baby earflap hat for shop FULLY DONE (pics to follow)

Also got piccies of the ordered earflap hat that went with the other 2 hats (which is winging its way to its new home)..I hope the buyer likes them all.

I have much more I want to knit but I am so glad to get a heap of things finished over the weekend. My list has been cut down by 2 items, I have very little left to do on a third.

I really need to get back to the sock and get it finished (the ribbed one) all this other finishing up has been great but its really jus putting off that damn sock which is a birthday present so I REALLY need to get it done.

the ordered hat. i like this might make a few more for the shop

earflap hat for the shop. size 6-18mths. the matchin pants are below.

baby pants size 6-12mths will be for sale soon in my shop :)

Okies folks..there are some piccies for you for the day. the real colour of the matching hat and pants set is in the distant shot of the pants.

Happy knitting all


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Friday, 2 May 2008

its rainging, its pouring

My lovely rain has arrived!! I love rain (as long as its not flash flood rain)...

Knitting is progressing well! Though the list has changed a bit (well..been added too..evil startitis).

  1. Ribbed socks 1/2 done
  2. St St adult socks 1/4 done
  3. Baby pants 6-12mths 1/3 done
  4. Cable and ribbed child jumper 1/2 done
  5. Baby hat for shop (surprise design) 2/3 done
  6. Baby hat for shop (yet to decided on finished design fully) 3/4 done

I have also finished the ordered earflap hat that finishes up my whole order for someone. Just have to take a good piccie of it and get it in the mail :)

Adam the bugger has given me his cold he has I think. Either that or I just have a slightly sore throat for my own amusement! Hoping it doesnt turn into full cold, will slow my knitting down.

Needing to dye up some more sock wool for the shop too. And get a good day to take more piccies of the earrings I have waiting to list. Need to work the necklaces out and bracelets and get pics of them and get them listed too. I need more time in my day..and like..an hour of nice weather for pics then I should be right for a little longer.

I have had a few more sales on the shop though which is good. And a happy customer who got her earrings yesterday :) Just hope all the wool I have sent out i the past 2 weeks made it there safely too..Havent heard otherwise so assume it has.

Thats all for today :) a little catch up for you all.. Going to go eat my lunch now and have a coffee. Hopefully there will be piccies next time for you all.

Happy knitting


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