Saturday, December 5, 2015

Size matters

I've been working on my frogs. It's a pattern by Arne & Carlos and beautifully written. The problem is I need more than one set of 2.5mm needles in order to work on two legs or the body and arms and so I had to resort to using my Kollage Squares. Don't misunderstand me please, I love these needles. That are beautiful to hold, are really strong (although I've noticed that they are becoming bent like the rest), and they make the most exquisite shaped stitch. I have indeed spent a lot of time looking at these stitches and others and the neatness is amazing. The only criticism I have is that they are really really pointy. So pointy infact that I often poke the point through my fingerprints and draw blood. And then I fall out of love with them. You can see the points on the needles and the spot on my finger where it went in and it's really sore (BooHoo).
Anyway, I've had to use these needles with a set of Karbonz and KnitPro Novas to get this frog knitted. after finishing the two legs and then joining to make the body, the different sets of needles have made two distinctly different legs.  I ditched the skinning and made another rounded leg.

Lesson learned. Use the same equipment to get a similar result. The squares will go back to being sock only needles.

Friday, May 1, 2015


 'I, Kerri, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I endeavour to wear a handmade by me item each day for the duration of May 2015'.

This is how it starts. Then I panicked. Its 20.50 and what did I wear today. Then I remembered socks. I made my socks. This is them in the dirty washing pile of today (sorry). (That's an ankle brace btw, not dirty knicks).

Made with 10ply wool in a magenta colour, they are the perfect work sock to wear with my work boots. So there you are.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

A day at the gardens.

A group of beautiful friends periodically organise a flash knit in public. I don't mind knitting in public; I knit on the bus, waiting for the bus, walking to work, at work, in lines waiting for coffee, and so on, but not usually with others, so it was a really unique experience being part of the cool group, enjoying ourselves, doing what we love doing.

The Tea House at the Geelong Botanic Gardens today was buzzing. I will venture to say the weather was perfect. The gardens themselves were gloriously green and the air was fresh and we had access to plenty of pots of tea.

I started work on a Greenery Beret by Melissa Labarre, using Noro Silk Garden Lite.
Hopefully it will look less like a coral when it's finished and blocked.

I will work outside more. Well, in summer anyway. Thanks Joy, Kerrie, Sharon and Mandy.