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Showing posts with label bendigo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bendigo. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Blossom Booties

Hello friends!
These are some of the little booties I have been making recently :-) I came up with the pattern somewhat accidentally when I was trying to devise a pattern for some crocheted socks for myself and it somehow developed into these booties instead :-)
I used some Rustic 8ply/DK wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills in the Wineberry colour way and the flower is made using a mystery yarn that I got from the "backroom" at the Bendigo Woollen Mills on a recent trip there, it's an alpaca/wool/silk blend ;-)
The pattern is in the final stages before release, so you can expect to see it very soon!
They're quick and easy to make and only use a tiny bit of yarn so they are perfect for a last minute gift and a great stash buster!
So stay tuned to know when the pattern is released on Ravelry, Etsy and Craftsy :-)

xo Shara

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Little Rabbit

Hello friends!
As I wrote about in an earlier post I am knitting a bunch of toys for my lovely friends who are having a baby :-) So far I have knitted a dachshund and this little rabbit :-)
I made this little critter using Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply/DK Classic that I have dyed using Landscape Dyes. I followed this free PATTERN from Lion Brand Yarns. I altered the ears a little though as I found that following the instructions as written in the pattern gave an unsatisfactory result, all lumpy and uneven up the sides of the ears :-(, So I did all my decreases for the ears one stitch in from the edges, rather than on the edges :-) The pattern doesn't include the scarf, but I felt that the little rabbit needed something to keep him warm :-) I made the scarf using some scrap 8ply/DK wool, cast on 4 stitches, knit one row, then all following rows I slipped one stitch purlwise, knit to end... until the scarf was the right length & cast off :-)
I wonder what my friends will name the little rabbit?

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Little Tops

 Hello friends!
A little while ago I decided to make each of my nieces a little top to wear in the warmer weather. For two of the tops (the ones on the far left and far right in the picture above) I used the gorgeous HINE pattern. It's a fabulous pattern that is well written and easy to follow and gives a great result :-)
And for the top pictured below I used a pattern that I wrote myself :-) I'm hoping to add the pattern to Ravelry soon :-)
 For each top I used some glorious vintage buttons that i got from the lovely Kate at Buttonmania in the Nicholas Building in Melbourne :-) If you haven't been there before I highly recommend that you make the trip to Buttonmania!
The yarn I used for all three little tops is Spring Cotton from Bendigo Woollen Mills. It is a really fabulous yarn to work with and perfect for the warmer months, with 99.6% cotton and 0.4% Lycra.