Sunday, March 25, 2007


Here they are in all their glory MAD-TINI SOCKS.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Round 2 - 1st progress picture

Here is my first progress picture of the 2nd round socks.

Using Patons Jet. 30%alpaca 70% wool. 2.75mm needles.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Things for Baby

I just finished this jumper for the baby. It is supposed to fit 3months but I reckon it willbe 1year. anyway it is from my previous mistake yarn that I spun and killed in the dryer turning sockyarn into boucle. Looks nice and is soooo soft and warm.

This is the only thing bought new for the baby. It has a stroller insert as well. only 6 weeks left.

On socks wars I am into the next round. I just have to find a yarn that knits up to 7 spi on 2.75mm needles witha fabric I like. I think 10ply is the go. More later.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sock Madness round 1

Here are my finished round one socks.

Used: TeAwa wools 8ply Hunky Hank in a pastel variegated and 8ply grey patons fireside from the stash. Unfortunately a bit too subtle. but very comfy.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

All ready for SockMadness

Here is what I bought to knit the socks in sockmadness. I went for what I felt I would get the tension in. Not the weight specified. As I like my socks knitted in a very tight tension. Princess feet you know, I feel every purl bump if they arn't knitted firmly enough.

Oh and the dale pattern book I couldn't resist. It has a jumper and dress with chookies on it.

All up I spent $96. Hey it was my birthday!

The colours are pretty true too. Roll on the 11th! Yes I know it starts on the 10th but that is in america and they are a day behind.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Life has moved on.

Here are the socks that KILLED me. Yes they have been worn and washed several times allready. Thankyou and on to the next round!

The hat I made for my oldest stepson. He is now in Delft, holland studying areonautical engineering for six months. I finished the hat on the way to the airport to say goodbye. It is two strands. One bendigo 5ply classic and 8ply alpaca. I was stoked that when I gave it to him He PUT IT ON. In front of family and friends.

This in my 4yo holding a old babydoll. The knitting on the doll is new. Just put together for the new baby.

wool is bendigo 8ply classic in musk. I just hope it fits the new bub. Oh and that they got it right and the baby IS a girl.

These are pilchers knitted from the free pattern on the Ottobre site. I made them out of 8ply natural wool. It took just under 1 50gm ball. I think they will fit OK for a new born. More are on the needles.

Last but by far not least here is my birthday present. A chest of drawers for my stash. Oh well, at least most of it.

Friday, March 02, 2007


I am offically dead now. the socks came in the post last week. Yes I know I am slack but I am a busy little vegemite here on the farm. I will post photos later.

Now on with Sock Madness. I now know which team I am in. It is Nancy’s Traditional Sock Division. This will be fun I hope. I just hope I don't get tossed in the first mad round.

I have been rather busy knitting with several finished peices. Photos later of couse.

Righto, off to feed the chookies now. And the children.