Gift Knitting

Late but finished!





Pattern: Sorello by Georgie Hallam

Yarn – Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury

Needles – 4mm circular and DPN

Timing: 15th June 2014 – 12 November 2014 (still sitting on the table waiting to be posted)

Yards –  I had a fair bit left over – enough for a head band or beanie to match?

Modifications – One slight “modification” to the sleeves (It was a mistake really as missed a knit front and back which meant 5 fewer stitches than required) to make them less puffy.





LOVE this pattern – the kids love it – Sophie wants one so one more to knit…..








I seem to be travelling well with this knit.  Another ?10cm and the sleeves and I am done.  Maybe it will get to my niece in time…..









Pattern:  Giftie Slouchy Beanie

Yarn – Bendigo Woollen Mills Rustic 12 ply

Needles – 6mm DPM

Gauge – no idea!

Timing: 29 July 2014

Yards –  I had a fair bit left over – enough for another hat!

Modifications – Nil.  Not really slouchy in this case, I think I’d do another repeat before shaping crown if I knit it again.

I knitted this as a last minute gift before realised the the recipient runs pretty hot.  We still gifted it and her mum wears it mostly!  It’s a super quick knit and fun.  Not sure that I’d knit it again as I have so many beanies/hat I want to knit but I would recommend it.



When I finished the last pair of socks, I also finished off Sorella for my niece.  They got bundled off together & were well received.  I need to order yarn for my other niece for November but haven’t quite got there yet.  Next week.



Pattern: Sorello by Georgie Hallam

Yarn – Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury

Needles – 4mm.

Gauge – no idea!

Timing: 29 March 2014 – 29 July 2014

Yards –  no idea.

Modifications – Nil.  I really enjoyed knitting this although towards the end it felt like it was taking for every due to it being the largest size!



This is an SOS – I am having so much trouble with this pattern as it decreases – thankfully I have been using lifelines as I complete a set but it is driving me nuts & so slow!  I am 2/3 of the way through the first 1/4 of the blanket which means I have another 3/4 to go once this one is finished.  Does anyone know of an easy way to chart a few hundred stitches onto a graph?  Would love some advise!

I started charting it using Excel but it starts with 289 stitches and I was finding it really hard because I couldn’t see all the stitches – should I keep persisting with this or try something else?

My knitting mojo is fading fast (but that may also be this seemingly unrelenting heat….).


This is the dishcloth from Mid-September.  One of the good things about knitting dishcloths is that you get to try out new stitch patterns and then repeat them over and over again but still start and end the project within a short period. It can be quite satisfying at times but sometimes I put so much pressure on myself to achieve something it can be a bit tedious…. I have been a “bit behind” in the KALs this 1/2 of the year but I am catching up  – I just have to remember that it’s only a dishcloth!



This is a bit boring but if this is to be a true record of my fibre journey I feel that I should let it all be here – no hiding the daggy bits!

I have been trying to get all the 2013 Dishcloth KALs from the Monthly Dishcloth Yahoo Group done and I am doing ok – I keep a record of all of the dishcloths on the group site but they are removed after about 12 months and sometimes it’s nice to look back and see what has been accomplished – even when it’s not a jumper or other large amazing project. Dishcloths are one of the most useful things I can knit – I LOVE using them – and I do use them as Dishcloths – and think every household should have a set of 7-14 in rotation at all times so I have been knitting a lot with the aim of having lots to give away.

I generally buy cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills and just use 8 ply. Sometimes I pick up some on special at Spotlight but not often. I like to go through the suggested colour list at the beginning of the year and pick put colours from the Bendigo range and put in a good order – this year it meant I could knit all of the Olearia’s I wanted with left over cotton for cloths. Not sure how I’ll work it next year but it’s not long to go so I’ll have to start thinking of some bigger cotton projects or I’ll get bored with the same colour all year!

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